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London flat up for rent for £2,800 a month needs you to clamber up a ladder to reach the best sleeping space

Behold, your one-bedroom flat with a larger sleeping space up the ladder (Picture: Foxtons)

If you look at this flat and think something along the lines of ‘oh, that’s not too bad’ or ‘that’s quite a lot of space, actually’, it’s official: you’ve been renting in London for far too long.

The renting market in the capital city warps your mind.

You start to genuinely believe that paying thousands of pounds a month for a studio flat is fine, or that a house with a living room is asking a bit much.

This particular flat, by London standards, is pretty nice.

It has a proper living room and kitchen (with hobs and an oven, hooray), plus there’s space for a tub in the bathroom.

But there’s one feature that’s a little less dreamy: you’ll have to clamber up a ladder to reach the best bedroom spot.

The flat has just 589 sq ft of space (Picture: Foxtons)
There’s a small bedroom, but the far better sleeping space is here, on the mezzanine level (Picture: Foxtons)

There is a small bedroom (complete with a single bed) that doesn’t require ladder-climbing, but if you can be bothered to scale the heights, you’ll find a larger loft area that Foxtons, who are letting the property, describe as a ‘spacious sleeping space’.

Oh, and the asking price is £615 a week – or £2,817 a month.

Photos of the home show a wooden ladder in the midst of the reception room, leading up to a mezzanine level.

There’s currently no bed on that top level, so you’d need to figure out how to get one up there (Picture: Foxtons)

On that level sits a slightly-rusted table and a chair.

So yes, you’d need to somehow get a bed up there to make full use of the space.

A video of the property makes the flat look a little less impressive than the first impression created by the photos, revealing some stains below the kitchen window and cramped interiors in the living room.

There is a kitchen with an actual hob and oven (Picture: Foxtons)
Plus, for £2,817 a month, you get this nice bathroom with a tub (Picture: Foxtons)

Foxtons describe the flat, which offers 589 sq ft of space overall, as ‘a beautifully styled one-bedroom flat with a bright interior and a fantastic central location’.

They’re not wrong about the location. Sitting on Cleveland Street in Marylebone, the apartment is right by Regent’s Park and a short walk from Soho.

But is that worth shelling out nearly £3,000 a month? We reckon anyone who hasn’t been renting in London for years will say an easy ‘no’.


Credit: Original article published here.

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