Compact Student Flat Renting at £28,368 Per Year, Concealed Kitchen Raises Eyebrows

A student flat is making waves with its annual rental cost of £28,368, but there’s a twist – the kitchen is tucked away in a cupboard.

This one-bedroom space features a double bed and a study desk accompanied by a single chair, but lacks a dedicated dining area. The bathroom includes a toilet, basin, and shower.

Curiously, what appears to be a set of white storage cupboards transforms into a “private kitchenette.” Upon opening the doors, a small hob, sink, and a microwave reveal themselves, squeezed onto a single shelf.

Noticeably absent are an oven, while a kettle and toaster barely find room on the limited countertop space. Laundry facilities are not provided, obliging students to use an on-site launderette.

The flat is available for rent at £2,364 per month at the commencement of the upcoming academic term. However, tenants must commit to a minimum one-year lease, resulting in a staggering £28,368 over the course of a year.

Nestled within a Grade II Listed building, this snug studio flat is situated in central London’s Marylebone area. Potential occupants might find the rent daunting, particularly when combined with a required £500 deposit.

Utility bills are covered, but additional amenities are not extended to undergraduate tenants. The flat forbids pets, lacks garden space, and offers no parking options.

Listed on OpenRent, the description reads: “Recently refurbished studio property that offers students the opportunity to reside in the heart of central London. Each studio within this beautiful Grade II listed building features its own private kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a study desk. Students also enjoy access to laundry facilities.”

The description adds: “Our studios are surprisingly spacious, providing exceptional value per square meter in Zone 1. With bills and Wi-Fi inclusive, there are no unforeseen expenses to worry about. An affable customer service and maintenance team is available on-site to assist with any room-related concerns or local guidance.”

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Furthermore, the advantageous central location provides quick access to the University of Westminster within a 10-minute walk. Oxford Street’s renowned shopping district and multiple tube stations are reachable within five minutes, facilitating easy exploration of various London destinations.