London’s property absurdities just got more absurd as a London flatshare has been advertised for a staggering £21,000 a month.
A three-bedroom flat in London’s posh One Hyde Park gate, that comes with chandeliers, a gym and balconies overlooking Hyde Park, will cost its tenants £1,783 a week and £7,700 a month.
Advertised on SpareRoom.co.uk, the other fancy bits and bobs of the house include a daily clean and linen service, 12 seat dining hall, Sky TV and en-suite bathrooms.
The description on the site read: “Looking out across the leafy expanses of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, these grand private residences were built to accommodate London’s elite. It’s a theme that continues to this day.
“These historic residences feature floor-to-ceiling sash windows, original fireplaces and neo-Palladian columns, while our more modern apartments include vibrant furnishings, split-terraces and spacious roof terraces.”
Matt Hutchinson, director of flat and house share site SpareRoom.co.uk, says:
“If ever there was an indicator the flatshare is on the rise it’s this luxurious pad in Gloucester Road – the most expensive flatshare ad we’ve had on SpareRoom to date. It’s a far cry from what people usually expect when they think of shared accommodation.
“We’re seeing more demand for luxury shared accommodation, much of it from wealthy overseas visitors in the capital for work, and young professionals on good salaries who want a higher standard of living.
“While less than 1% of rooms currently on SpareRoom are priced at £1,500 per month or more, the number of luxury rooms advertised in the period January to June is up 150% compared to the same period in 2013. 2.5% of rooms are upwards of £1,000 per month and the number of ads in this price band has increased 55% compared to the same period last year. Unsurprisingly, almost all of them are in London.”