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£1,800-a-month London flat slammed for bedroom that 'looks like a prison cell'

£1,800-a-month London flat slammed for bedroom that 'looks like a prison cell'

If you move into this £1,800-a-month rental with your pals, you’ll need to move fast to call dibs on your dwelling.

The luxurious three-bedroom flat in Woolwich isn’t half bad… apart from one room.

The apartment is located on the new Elizabeth Line, less than 15 minutes from central London.

It has a massive TV in an open-plan living room and a brand new kitchen.

Two large windows come complete with storage and a feature window and there is straight access to a garden.

It has two bathrooms but the ever sky-rocketing energy bills are not included in the rent.

The furnished flat is looking for long-term tenants for a minimum of a year.

So far, so good – but then you see the strangely narrow bedroom, with space only for a single bed.

The building is grade II listed

The room is tiny


The building, in Woolwich, south London, used to be Woolwich’s magistrates court.

It was built in 1912 and it is Grade II listed.

It has two double rooms alongside a single room and the apartment is walking distance from shops and transportation.

The OpenRent listing suggests the tiny room could be used as a study space or a bedroom, noting it comes fitted with a single bed and wardrobe.

The living area of the home

It’s pretty nice otherwise


As you’d expect, people online have made fun of the space.

One person said: ‘Prisoners in Sweden live better than Londoners.’

While another joked: ‘You’re doing 20 years for £1.8k a month.”

The advert says: ‘This beautiful apartment consists of two double rooms and one single room which can be used as a study room or bedroom.

‘It has its own single bed and double wardrobe.

‘This conversion is furnished to the highest standard with a leather sofa, high ceilings, huge entrance hall, wood flooring, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom with white brick feature walls as well as a utility room and additional storage.

‘This beautiful apartment is full of character and definitely worth a view.’

Hey, maybe the bedroom could work for someone who doesn’t mind a tight squeeze.

Or if a group of pals with one single friend wants to make that friend feel really, really single, they can move in here.

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