The conservation area lies along the course of the former Westbourne Green Lane, which linked the Uxbridge (now Bayswater) Road with the village of Westbourne Green. A series of name changes saw the route become first Black Lion Lane, then Queens Road, and finally Queensway.
At the start of the nineteenth century the area was predominantly rural, with only a few buildings, such as the Black Lion Tavern, on the corner of Uxbridge Road and Black Lion Lane. By the 1830s sporadic development of detached dwellings was spreading up the lane from the Uxbridge Road. This development was replaced by speculative terraced development from the mid to late nineteenth century, some of which remains.