Wanstead’s thinnest house

Picture: Petty Son & Prestwich

A Wanstead house which is just 8ft 5in wide – reputedly narrower than a Central Line carriage – has become a cause célèbre for the nation’s tabloids.

The one-bedroom house on New Wanstead was recently on sale for £275,000 through Petty Son and Prestwich, and is now under offer. That’s something of a snip, provided you’re on the slim side. It has two floors, with a living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, a double bedroom upstairs, front patio space and off-street parking.

Both the Sun and the Mirror featured the house, placing it alongside other examples of London’s narrowest houses, which includes a Shepherd’s Bush house which is just 5ft 5ins wide.

The Mirror said the price made the house “more expensive than the UK average of £251,500 – though the London average is £496,066”.