Our History

Pembridge Mews

Mews homes are found in quiet, often cobbled, flower filled side streets of central London. Uniquely they provide an oasis of country village living in the centre of London.

Now much sought after, it has not always been the case as co-founder Kati Lurot remembers.  “In the 1960s and 1970s mews were hugely undervalued although being located in the very best parts of Central London they were often run down, scruffy and in danger of being bulldozed”.

Queen's Gate Place Mews - 1979
Antoine became a successful rally driver, becoming friends with racing legends such as John Surtees and James Hunt.

Passionate about these distinct, individual properties Antoine and Kati Lurot set up an estate agency in 1971 and photographed and documented 800 central London mews.  The first property they sold was £15,000.  Today, typically a mews house of 1200 square feet will sell around £2,500,000. 

Lurot Brand is the only estate agency that solely deals with mews homes. Despite being asked to deal with other types of home, we long ago decided to specialise in mews – the homes that are not only our passion, but also the core of our expertise.

Antoine’s first step was to get to know his ‘patch’ by visiting every single mews in London on his Honda motorbike. He took photos and documented more than 800 streets, building up an unrivalled knowledge and expertise which became the foundation of Lurot Brands mews directory.