Luxury flat costing £1800 to rent a month mocked for a bedroom in a prison cell

A luxury flat in London was renting out for £1,800 a month – but many people were stunned by the size of one of the bedrooms, which they likened to a “prison cell”.

The building
The real estate ad caused a stir

Given current rental prices in London, a sleek three bedroom property that can be rented for £1,800 a month doesn’t seem so bad.

However, after seeing the third bedroom, some home viewers weren’t so sure.

The listing for the home has been mocked online as some say one of the rooms looks like a “prison cell”.

This fully furnished apartment is located in Woolwich on the new Elizabeth Line, less than 15 minutes from central London.

In addition to three bedrooms, the place has a huge TV, an open-plan living room and a brand new kitchen.

It also has two bathrooms, have windows and access to a garden.

The room has been compared to a “prison cell”.


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According to the online post, the broker is looking for long-term tenants with a rental period of at least one year.

Formerly Woolwich Magistrates’ Court, the impressive building was built in 1912 and is a Grade I listed building.

The listing rented by OpenRent says the third tiny room can be used as a study but as it comes with a single bed and a wardrobe people weren’t impressed.

One viewer joked: “Prisoners in Sweden live better than Londoners.”
Another said: “You do 20 years for £1.8k a month.”

The flat is rented out for £1,800 a month


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The property advertisement states: “This beautiful apartment consists of two double bedrooms and a single bedroom that can be used as a study or bedroom.

“It has its own single bed and double wardrobe.

“This conversion is finished to the highest standard with a leather sofa, high ceilings, huge entrance hall, hardwood floors, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom with white brick walls, as well as a utility room and additional storage space.

“This beautiful apartment is full of character and definitely worth a look.”

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