Tiny Notting Hill studio flat with kitchen cupboard has rent of £1.4k a month

A tiny London flat is available to rent for more than £1,400 a month – despite the kitchen being located inside a cupboard.

The studio flat, located in Notting Hill, is described as 'spacious' in the Gumtree listing.

However the photos on the listing show a completely different story.

The compact property doesn't have enough space for a dedicated living room and the single sofa needs to be pushed out of the way to bring down the retractable 'Murphy' bed that is hidden in the wall.

Meanwhile, the only place to eat or work is a small circular table that needs to be folded away against the window.

A TV has been placed in front of the bed, above a chest of drawers to make space and there doesn't appear to be any wardrobe.

The only hanging space is a small set of hooks attached to the back of the door.

The property, which was originally featured on Vice, has a cupboard that opens to reveal a kitchenette. This comes with storage space for plates, bowls and cups.

There is however no stove or oven – only a microwave to heat up food.

The flat, which costs a cool £360 a week to rent, has en-suite bathroom, but there is no separate photo to see the features it includes.

Despite the lack of space, the property is in the centre of Notting Hill, surrounded by beautiful scenery and social spots nearby. The bills are included in the price too.

The listing read: "With Notting Hill Gate station practically on your doorstep, this property offers unparalleled connections via the Central line."

It appears the landlord has struggled to find a tenant as the original move in date is listed as September 2020.

The coronavirus crisis has seen London rental prices drop by up to a third in 12 months, with affluent areas like Notting Hill particularly hit hard.

Matt Hutchinson, director at SpareRoom, said: "It’s generally the most expensive neighbourhoods that are worst affected.

"With so many young renters leaving the Capital, either to find cheaper rents, to move with family, or to leave the UK altogether, it's hard to know when, or even if, London will regain the appeal it had before the pandemic."

A tiny house may not work for some city dwellers, as it was recently revealed that homeowners in London, Birmingham and Newcastle most 'house proud' in UK – even in lockdown.

A new study has revealed the 15 most "house proud" cities in the UK – with London leading the pack in home improvement spending, online browsing and property TV watching.

It's claimed Londoners have spent more on their homes than any other city in the past year – £3,778.03 on average.

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