Hammersmith Flat is Thinner Than a Tube Train Carriage

Studio just over 2 metres wide will cost you £800 a month

The bunk bed in the flat being offered for rentThe bunk bed in the flat being offered for rent. Picture: Colet Estates

A Hammersmith flat thinner than a tube train carriage is available for £800-a-month and it is so narrow the bed is up a ladder.

A letting agent is asking for £185-a-week for the one-bed studio flat on Hammersmith Road.

The average house in Hammersmith costs £2.7 million, and the average rent in the area is £839-a-week, according to estate agents Foxtons.

Letting agent Colet Estates is advertising the furnished flat which includes a bed, fridge, freezer and microwave.

A floor plan says the studio is 6.9 ft (2.06 metres) wide – less than the width of a London Underground carriage, which is 9.6 ft (2.92 metres), according to The Mirror.

An advert for the property on Rightmove shows a metal bunk bed has been crammed above a small desk, chest of drawers and shelves.

It says the flat is available immediately with gas and water bills included in the fee.

It adds, “Situated in the heart of Kensington Olympia, Colet Estates offers a range of property services.

“We offer a wide choice of excellent quality flats, houses and commercial property, in prime Central London locations.”

Kensington Olympia station is 0.2 miles away and Barons Court station is 0.3 miles away.

It comes as councillors said local residents are sleeping on their sofas while they await much-needed affordable housing in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Colet Estates was contacted for comment.

Hannah Neary - Local Democracy Reporter

October 26, 2021

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