While it is painfully obvious that London property prices (and now rents) are in an atmospheric bubble, it appears the policy-makers choose to ignore the reality for the average Brit in favor of 'wealth' creation for the few.
As @Alex_Lomax tweets... "I have literally just been shown a bed under the stairs for £500 a month... F You London!"
The ad was posted on site London2let and reads:
One single furnished room available.
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.
Bills to be shared - approx £60 per month each. Easy access to local tube stations.
As Alex explains, the room lacked any utilities, but did come with a carton of Daz on the floor and coats hanging from hooks.
I didn't even stay long enough to check if there was a mattress, and the landlord seemed absolutely serious.
I asked him if he was joking and he seemed shocked I'd even asked.
I took the pics secretly when he was making himself a cup of coffee, the cupboard was right next to the kitchen.
I expected a normal single room, definitely not this. I left as quickly as I could.