This post is brought to you by my one and only sponsor, Chico, in honor of Chico’s best friend, groomer, and trainer – my Mom. Today is her birthday and so a cat-themed post is in order. For those of you not lucky enough to know Chico, here’s his glamour shot:
Even if you’re not a cat fan, stick with us you’ll learn something here about London. So where were we? Cat-themed post. Why? Because I keep seeing all of these street signs all over the city that have the word “Mews” in the name.
The first few times I saw the signs I envisioned cute kittens for a few seconds and then went about my day. But they kept reappearing. The Mews were in East London and West London and North London…..they were everywhere. Enough is enough, I had to do some research.
According to this Wikipedia article:
- Mews is a primarily British term formerly describing a row of stables, usually with carriage houses below and living quarters above, built around a paved yard or court, or along a street, behind large city houses, such as those of London, during the 17th and 18th centuries. […] Today most mews stables have been converted into dwellings, some greatly modernised and considered highly desirable residences.
Happy birthday, Mom!