Tiny studio flat listed for eye-watering £800 a month is so small you'll sleep next to OVEN

A CENTRAL London flat costing £800 a month is so small that the bed is within touching distance of the kitchen.

Located near High Street Kensington, the flat is described as "amazing value for money" despite costing nearly £1000 a month in rent.

Prospective renters will have to sleep a stone's throw from the sink and oven while sharing a bathroom with a stranger in the cramped abode.

Lettings agent Interlet are advertising the flat on popular property websites such as Rightmove.

The furnished property is available with bills included for £997 a month in London's priciest borough.

According to estate agents Foxtons, the average studio in Kensington costs £1,400 to rent and £455,000 to buy,

The miniscule flat comes with a microwave, fridge-freezer and oven.

For all the sizing concerns it is in a desirable location, just 0.1 miles away from High Street Kensington Tube station, which will attract a high price.

But it is so small there is not enough space for a bathroom so tenants would need to share communal toilets and showers.

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A Rightmove listing says: "The flat is situated on the second floor and is a two-minute walk from the Tube station and offers amazing value for money.

"It benefits from a smart kitchenette fitted with necessary appliances. The storage is excellent and the room itself is filled with natural light.

"It has a beautiful bathroom to share and also has four additional [toilets] and two additional showers in the building.

"The building also offers a communal washing machine and a separate dryer. The property is situated just a stone's throw away from Kensington Gardens, while Holland Park is also within easy reach."

A local politician has said it is an outrage it costs so much before admitting that despite this there will probably be a long queue to snap it up.

Labour councillor Emma Dent Coad said: "This 'flat' is in essence a small bedroom with a sink and microwave. There is no loo, no shower or anywhere to wash clothes. To pay £200 a week for such a minimal space is an outrage.

"However, due to the current housing market there will be probably be a very long queue to take it! A sign of the times and a very sorry story indeed."

The property is available to let from March 10.

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