More proof living in London is crazy! £500PCM for this mattress under the stairs…

More proof living in London is crazy! £500PCM for this mattress under the stairs…

Alex Lomax, 23, saw a “furnished” room for rent on London2Let website, based in Clapham, south-west London she went to visit it.

The advert described the room as:

“We are looking for a friendly, open-minded and outgoing person to join our houseshare in a great period house in Clapham.

We’re a good bunch and like to chill out a lot together – not really looking for somebody that just wants to stay in their room. Room comes with a bed.”

  • Sociable Flatmates
  • Easy access to local tube stations.
  • 1 single furnished room
  • Room comes with a bed
  • Bills £60pcm

It actually turned out to be this:


Ms Lomax who had come especially to London from Nottingham to view told the BBC:

“There was a landlord and I was shown the kitchen and the under-stairs cupboard – he seemed deadly serious, which is the worrying part.




Do you think all online room listings should legally have to include photos of the room?

The listing is still live on

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