‘Narrowest home in London’ on sale for nearly £1m – and is just 5ft 5in wide

The narrowest house in London is on sale for nearly £1 million and it measures just five feet five inches.

Situated in Shepherds Bush, West London, the property has rocketed in value despite being such a tight squeeze.

It's now valued at £995,000 – more expensive than a castle in Wales, reports The Sun.

At that price, a five bedroom property in Kent could be bought.

However, the home was bought for just £595,000 in 2009 by a lawyer who has now decided to move abroad,

In 11 years it has doubled its value although some parts of the house are not wide enough for the average person to lie down.

According to the Office of National Statistics, the average height of a man is five foot nine inches, and some parts of the house are just five feet five inches wide.

The tiny house, which is 24ft long went on sale this month and boasts five floors with three bedrooms, two on the first floor and one on the third floor with a build-in bed.

Before being converted into a house the property was a hat shop – the shop front can still be seen with a bowler-hat-shaped lamp in the front window.

Inside the property it consists of an original art deco bathtub with a parquet floor.

The kitchen is situated on the ground floor and measures 24ft long.

In 2006, the quaint property was bought by Simon Woods, the Pride and Prejudice actor married to Christopher Bailey, Burberry's former chief executive.

At the time it valued £488,500.

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Other residents include fashion photographer Juergen Teller who lived in the house in the 1990s.

According to Simon Waller, who is in charge of the sale of the property at Winkworth – the house is the smallest in London.

The agent said he had attended a New Year's Eve party at the house in 1994.

He said: "It was terribly bohemian – you could get lost in the different worlds over the five floors.

"Each owner has sprinkled their own fairy dust on it.

"The current owner likens it to a classic car – she's tinkering with it constantly."

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