Inside the London house that’s skinnier than a Tube carriage

If you think less is more when it comes to properties, you might just enjoy viewing this ultra-compact house currently for sale in east London – because it measures just 2.6 metres (8ft 5in) wide…

The quirky one-bedroom home in Wanstead is narrower than a standard London Tube carriage, so you’ll need to be very careful not to knock anything over if home workouts are your thing.

The layout of the unusual property, which has 333sq ft of living space spread across two floors, manages to squeeze in space for a living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, with a double bedroom upstairs.

However, it’s not actually the skinniest house in the capital.

As far as we know that title belongs to this townhouse in Shepherd’s Bush, in west London, which is unbelievably just 6ft-wide.

Back in Wanstead, you’ll notice that this residence also comes with off-street parking and a front patio space.

Our property expert Tim Bannister says: “They say good things come in small packages and this quirky home is certainly eye-catchingly tiny.

“At just over two and a half metres wide, this property is definitely one of the narrowest houses we’ve ever listed on Rightmove, but it would be a cosy starter home for a first-time buyer looking to get on the property ladder in London.”

Despite its size, the property benefits from plenty of sunlight, too.

And what’s more, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from Wanstead High Street, so when shops and restaurants reopen, you won’t be far away from a bustling social hub.

This property is listed for sale for £275,000 with Petty Son & Prestwich Ltd.

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