A TINY flat with a bed that folds into the wall and a kitchen in a CUPBOARD has been listed for rent at £1,500-a-month.
Despite being described as "spacious," the studio flat in Notting Hill, London, seems to be anything but.
Inside the tiny flat, the bed is hidden in the wall – and you will have to push the single sofa out of the way to use it.
There is not enough space for a dedicated living area in the flat – and the only eating or working space is a small circular table that needs to be folded away against the window.
Above a chest of drawers, there is a TV hanging on the wall to make the best use of the space.
But there doesn't seem to be a wardrobe in this central London flat.
The only hanging space seems to be a small set of hooks attached to the back of the door.
And instead of a kitchen, there is a kitchenette hidden inside of a cupboard – fit with storage space for plates and cups.
But there is no stove or oven, meaning that the next tenant will have to live off of microwave meals.
There is a small en-suite bathroom, but there aren't any pictures of it on the listing.
The property listing makes the most of the location, noting it is in the centre of Notting Hill with social spots nearby.
The bills are also included in the £360 a week rent price.
The listing adds: "With Notting Hill Gate station practically on your doorstep, this property offers unparalleled connections via the Central line."
On the website, the original move-in date is September 2020 – but it doesn't seem like the landlord has found anyone to move in.
Prices for flat rentals in London have been hit during the pandemic, with prices dropping by up to a third in 12 months.
Expensive areas like Notting Hill have been particularly hard hit – because the appeal of being so central is limited when in a lockdown.
Commenting on the trend 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."
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