Past Issues

We hope you’ll forgive us for indulging in a little mews nostalgia as we celebrate fifty years of Lurot Brand. Features in Mews News include a fascinating interview with our founder and Chairman, Antoine Lurot, and a whizz through mews lettings history with our Lettings Director, Mollie Swallow. Everchanging Mews digs into the pros and cons of basement construction, while LB Loves explores our favourite mews, past and present. All this, plus savvy market analysis from Zoe Dare Hall and an exciting array of fabulous mews properties to rent or buy.

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Pour yourself a festive tipple and settle down with our 2021 winter edition of Mews News. This issue is all about ‘returning’: we discuss the return of the renter, the revival of the pied-á-terre, and the return of homeowners who escaped to the country, only to find themselves lured back to the capital’s bright lights. Read on to explore a Danish-style mews conversion, meet our ‘Mews in Bloom’ winners, enjoy our essential Soho area guide, and binge on our listings of glorious mews properties for sale and to rent. Cheers!

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September’s here, and we’re raring to go with another exciting issue of Mews News. In this edition, Martyn John Brown takes a nostalgic look back at mews living during the Nineties and Noughties. Gio Pezziga of the Bloomsbury Hotel’s Coral Room shares some delightfully decadent cocktail recipes, and Zoe Dare Hall explains why mews properties are perfect for post-pandemic, country-style living in the heart of town. Naturally, you’ll also be able to browse a selection of glorious mews properties for sale or rent. Click below to enjoy all these features and more in our feature-packed autumn edition.

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Open a chilled bottle of bubbly and settle down with the latest Mews News. In this edition, historian Martyn Brown revisits the 1970s and 80s, when mews houses became hedonistic ‘party pads’; Telegraph writer Zoe Dare Hall anticipates a ‘Roaring Twenties’-style celebration as Covid restrictions lift; Noah Pearlman goes bananas in NW3, and our ‘LB Loves’ spotlight falls on lovely Little Venice. Click below for these unmissable features plus our fabulous listings of mews properties available for sale or rent.

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Welcome to the Spring edition of Mews News. In tune with the season (and Lurot Brand’s upcoming 50th anniversary), we’re feeling incredibly optimistic. Our resident mews expert Martyn Brown explores the evolution of the modern mews through 50 years of property sales, and we come face-to-face with an artisan gin producer, based in a north London mews. Mollie Swallow gives an update on the rental market, while Telegraph journalist Zoe Dare Hall enjoys calmer waters after a perfect prime London storm. Start reading now for a wealth of fascinating articles (plus our fabulous listings of mews properties for sale or rent).

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In this issue, The Telegraph’s Zoe Dare Hall celebrates motivated buyers who keep the property market moving, while racer and stunt driver Ben Collins is put through his paces in a speedy one-to-one interview. We also explore the chronology of the London mews and share 11 reasons why we love Marylebone. Finally, Head of Lettings Mollie Swallow reflects on a cheerful summer and offers some words of winter wisdom for landlords. Feeling warmer? When you’ve had your fill of features, take a moment to browse our property listings, packed with fabulous mews houses to buy or rent.

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We’re delighted to bring you our Autumn 2020 edition of Mews News, packed as ever with fascinating facts and advice for mews lovers. Marlon Lloyd Malcolm says Lurot Brand is “back and busy”, while Zoe Dare Hall of the Telegraph discusses life after lockdown and asks whether London property is truly “out of the woods.” Click through to enjoy more unmissable features, including an intriguing look at how wartime damage has affected our mews heritage, plus landlord tips on attracting new tenants from our Head of Lettings, Mollie Crowley.

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Throughout this summer edition of Mews News, you will hear stories from people before and during the Covid crisis and about how our celebrated mews streets have benefitted from the sense of community that they bring. Inside you will find a great ‘One-to-One’ with Aurelie Caspar, a multiple mews owner who has a local bakery, our own Noah Pearlman takes a closer look at north London’s villages and discovers how they are reacting to the lockdown. We have also included a fantastic insight from Martyn John Brown into how London’s rivers and tributaries have shaped the mews we see today. And if that doesn’t distract you, then perhaps you should read about how we are finally bringing back our “Mews in Bloom’ competition, with professional judges, prizes and awards.

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With spring just around the corner, Mews News puts its best foot forward with an incisive opinion piece from journalist Zoe Dare Hall (of the FT, Times and Daily Telegraph). This edition also features a fascinating Q&A with interiors consultant and mews-dweller James Thurstan Waterworth, formerly creative director at Soho House. We invite our readers to take a walk around W11’s delightful postcodes, explore the origins of the mews house and discover how new lettings legislation will affect landlords. With all the latest news plus some fabulous properties to rent or buy, you can’t afford to miss our packed Spring 2020 edition.

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Christmas is still a few weeks off, but we’re celebrating early with our Winter edition of Mews News. Find out why we’ve seen a huge spike of interest in houses worth £2m-£4m (the price range that has seen least demand since 2016) and learn about our brand new office, serving north London. Shout hurrah for Hyde Park, as our W2 team wins a British Property Award, and read our essential brief for landlords on legislation introduced in 2019. And of course, you can still enjoy pages of fabulous mews properties to rent or buy.

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In our new look edition of Mews News Marlon Lloyd Malcolm, Head of Sales, discusses how pricing right has enabled us to achieve the asking price, or more, for our last five sales – while James Robinson, General Manager, gives clear advice to each type of seller and argues that, for some of them, this mid-Brexit tomfoolery has actually created the ideal environment for them to move. Janek, our in-house cartoonist, serves up another helping of satire for the cover cartoon behind which you will find London’s largest selection of Mews houses available to buy or rent.

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The spring sunshine may have brought warmth and colour to London’s mews streets, but in this edition of Mews News we focus on what’s going on underground - from basement digs to nasty surprises under the floorboards.  We also ask what tactics should be used if you’re selling in a pre-Brexit market.  Insightful articles, a wickedly witty cartoon and pages of fabulous mews properties for sale or rent.  Catch up on all that’s mews worthy here.

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It may be cold outside but we promise to keep you warm with our Christmas edition of Mews News. Read on to find out why the property market doesn’t really exist, catch up on the wonderful cartoons produced for us by artist Janek Janikowski and discover who’s moving in 2019. After that you can plan your New Year move by browsing through our selection of glorious mews properties for sale or rent.

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Our Summer edition explains the outcome of a “property management popularity” poll and mentions the benefits of subscribing to our property management service. It also mentions the extensive portal coverage we do when marketing mews homes, shares alternatives to selling/letting that mews owners can explore if the market is down, discusses the stamp duty tax’s impact and demonstrates the spectacular rise in prime Central London home values over decades.

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Spring is here, but in this issue of our Mews News magazine we explain why the traditional seasons for buying and selling mews property no longer apply. We also explore the excitement building behind the sale of the ‘McMafia’ mews and celebrate the lifetime award given to Lurot Brand’s founder, Antoine. And as always, we showcase the very best mews properties available for sale or rent.

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As the leaves fall and the evenings draw in early, snuggle up with the latest edition of mews news. Our Autumn edition offers a glimpse into mews wealth management, shares insight into why mews are property hotspots for celebrities and explores why mews property sales outperform the sales of larger properties. Read fascinating facts about Antoine, our founder and what gives Lurot Brand the edge when it comes to marketing mews.

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This Summer’s mews news provides a glimpse into the UK’s current housing market (sales), the perils of choosing an online estate agent, successful lets in a tricky rental market, a ‘beautifully derelict’ mews house in prime Central London ripe for renovation and other stunning mews properties for sale.

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There was a time when owning a Prime Central London property was the best tax free intvestment you could make. Not only could you live in it, it was an overdraft facility, a school/university fee vehicle for your children and it still tool care of you into your retirement.

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We have been inundated with calls from sellers, buyers and Journalists, asking how the referendum and Trumps victory will a ect the Prime Central London property market.

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A factual glimpse into the sales and lettings market post-Brexit allows you to make your own mind up; Explore our 3 golden rules for buying and selling property; Read about the gorgeous mews house in Hyde Park Garden mews which our experts sold for a record price of £2,326 per square foot.

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Advice for 2016 - The low down from our Property Professionals; Feng Shui - Could it be the key to getting a record breaking price?; Most Expensive London Mews - Living in luxury in the heart of the capital

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New Office Launch; Mews Street Parties; Prime Central Market For Mews

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Extending upwards - up is the way to go; Windowless backs- dramatic interiors; Cobbles

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Businesses in Mews - Fiskens; Riding in the City; Mews in Bloom; Sales and Lettings; Essential Reading

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Upstairs - Downstairs; Dungheaps and Elephants; A selection of our mews houses; Aston Martin - Where it all began; Kynance Place restoration complete; Imperative reading for anyone marketing a mews house.

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Meals in the Mews à La Petite Maison; W2 challenge; Information Appeal: Burlington Mews West; Celebrating D.H.Lurot Betjeman's Life: 1915 - 2012; Evolve in Kendrick Mews; Letter from our Chairman: last year we sold just under 50% of all mews houses; Lurot Brand achieved an average of 98% of asking prices...

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Porchester mews; Hampden Gurney Summer Fair 2012, a fantastic day by Milo Lurot; Chic&Seek in St Lukes Mews; St Mary Abbots School Fair; A Mews house proud to be British; Lurot Brand is growing; Prue Leith "relishes" Mews Houses; Mews Filmspotting; Olympic Games.

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Mews Muses, Leinster Mews; No parking on single yellow line; Meals in the Mews at Umu; Mews Filmspotting; Melissa Holdron and her fiancé will run The London Marathon 2012 for Trinity Hospice.

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Meals in the Mews, The Greenhouse; Diary of an Estate Agent; Cycling Challenge; Harvest Festival in Kensington Gardens; Ennismore Gardens Mews; Competition Unusual Sights in Mews.

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Charles Booth's Wealth & Poverty Map of Bayswater; Communty Matters: Wonderful Schools and Gardens; 8 Kynance Place: 1987 to 2011: It Even Happens To Us: All About Water; Don't Forget Our No Junk Mail Except Mews News Stickers; Heavenly Pampered...In A Mews.

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Blue Plaque in Petersham Mews; Royal Wedding; Message from the Chairman: "only after many years of hard work, research and results that I dared to call this firm The Mews Specialist"; Collinge Hinges; "out of the ordinary" story and Victoria Grove Mews on TV.

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The Story of the £/sq ft; Arla 30th Anniversary; Mews Streets No More and the incredible story of Talbot Mews; 40 years already: Time flies; Bloomsbury Mews wallpaper; Local News

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Mews Walk; Lurot brand on the Hyde Park Estate; No junk mail, except for Mews News; Mews under snow; Ski in the mews, Communit matters

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Citroen's DS3 - a new icon?; Lurot brand is 40 next year; Memories by John Sprinzel from Molokai island; A beautiful mews surgery; The Egypt Exploration Society; Mews World Quest - girls in pearls;

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Sharing our passion on Facebook & Twitter; Mews Property Conversions 1957; Musing the Mews; Mews Green Corners; Outdoor living in mews; The Mews Pubs of Belgravia; LB Sponsors of the Humpden Gurney School Summer Fair; World cup in Bathurst Mews.

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Mews Filmspotting; From the mews... mouthwateringly, delicious couture cakes; A selection of mews reading; Mews memorabilia; Pindock Mews... "At your own risk"; Diary of a mews' agent; Mews World Quest; From 1974 to ebay...

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Christmas all around; Wine grape competition; brand new Commercial department; Bathurst mews is a star; News from Mrs Mews?s Mews; The locksmith in Oldbury Place; A mews in Edinburgh...

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The mews team visits the Royal Mews; Grand design in Buckingham Mews; The beautiful Isis in Hyde Park; Back to school; Washington Mews...

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A mews competition for our younger readers; Aladdin’s cave found in Radley Mews; Past London’s stables; The curious case of Sherlock Holmes; Did you see Blue plaques in your mews...

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Norland Conservation Society Annual Lecture; Last chance to discuss your Summer Street Party 09; “See How they grow” features Montpelier Mews & Henniker Mews; A revolt in Lancaster Mews and an old fishworks...

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Lexham Mews Street Party a great success; The pavilions of the Serpentine Gallery; Winter Wonderland 2008 and other local news...

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A letter from the past; Junk mail; Lexham Mews Street Party announcement; Fifteen years with Lurot Brand; and more...

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We reunite an old client with his wife’s door knocker; Lurot Brand’s new Marylebone Office; More “Mews Style” arrive; Famous Mews Dwellers; Night time collapse in Hyde Park Gardens Mews....

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Mrs Mews has new windows; Mews in Bloom winners announced; Home Information Pack update; celebrities in Mews; the Blairs move in...

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Crime in the Mews features ST LUKES MEWS W11; Mrs Mews is confused; See how they grow features HYDE PARK GARDENS MEWS W2; Mews in Bloom shortlist for 2007...

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Mrs. Mews gets her planning permission; Extended congestion zone; Museum in a Mews: and our regular features...

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Mews in Bloom winners; Government backs down on Home Information Pack; the real Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a new regular column Mrs. Mews' Mews.....

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Uncle Walter went to war; a new landlords' law loomed; there was a lot at 'steak' in Marylebone; the defective HIP took a pasting; and things had gone potty in Albion Mews...

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Our new logo appeared; Mews in Bloom sprouted a winner; an old car went to Brighton; a fictional mews became a movie star; and there was chicken on the menu...

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Prescott's Penalty made an unwelcome appearance; the changing face of Lancaster Mews was reviewed; duck breasts were mouthwatering; Bayswater Road was eight inches deep in sludge; and there was a gaggle of Smart girls outside Tony Blair's house...

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Mews in Bloom was won; smoked salmon met pasta; the highwayman rode away; a hot Healey went under the hammer; and there were a multitude of mews memories from the 1930's....

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Fly taxis and milk floats; a painted hall; minty pudding; money laundering; a continental sojoun and slick silk scarves...

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Mrs Mews was on the move; a vintage car arrived; the chocolate cookie log was yummy and the government had a pasting for being beastly to home owners...

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The Smart bit the dust; Jackie Stewart popped up; a Stealth bomber zoomed over and Sticky Chicken made an appearance. And there was a flat for sale in SW7 for £49,000...

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Our brand new, trend-setting Smart Coupe took pride of place on the front cover along with a warning to wary buyers not to hold back in the hope that prices would fall. The market would not crash, unfortunately the same could not be said for the car...

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Our prediction for the year was that there would be modest price growth and little possibility of significant price falls. That proved pretty much spot on. Also in this issue: transsexual magicians; thumbs down for sellers' packs and a disgruntled horse...

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The launch issue of the newsletter proved hugely popular when it was distributed to all the mews houses in central London. There was a bombed out wartime mews; an errant stone pigeon in Trafalgar Square and one house going up in value by 550%.

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