These guys are renting out a room in an £8million London penthouse flat for free

4th May 2016
Written by: Dave Owen

But only #LadsLadsLads can apply

The London property market has reached the point where even renting a single room in Penge is prohibitively expensive. So just imagine what it would cost to rent a room in an £8million penthouse flat in Paddington.

As it turns out, it’ll cost you nothing. That’s if you’re chosen by a pair of ‘lads’ who are offering just such a room for free.

An advert on SpareRoom reads: “We’re two lads living in a large 4000 sq ft Penthouse in Paddington. We’ve successfully built and sold two well known technology companies and are now working on the third.”

So far, so almost-normal.

Live in this room for free

It continues: “We’d like to find an interesting flatmate to hang out with – we don’t need the money (hence the room is FREE!) but we want some good company – someone to hang out with, party with, bounce ideas around with and generally enjoy all that London has to offer.”

Even this sounds fairly normal, until you remember that these are self-proclaimed ‘lads.’ Hanging out and partying for them probably means slurping Jagerbombs from each other’s belly buttons at a high end strip club before grabbing an Uber home for a quick game of soggy biscuit.

“We are open minded about the sort of person we’d like,” the advert continues. “You might already be successful and wealthy and want to live with like minded people or at the very least you’ll be ambitious.”

To live for free in the nice flat you need to be wealthy enough to afford it if you had to. Makes sense.

“Enjoying getting drunk quite often is essential!”

Top bantz.

The successful applicant won’t just benefit from the swanky apartment and the no doubt delightful company. There is also “a team of household staff to look after you,” including cleaners, a chef, and a driver.

Don’t worry, it’s not all excess and existential agony. Smokers are not welcome, and you can’t bring any pets with you; the flat already has two Chihuahuas in residence, “and we don’t want any more pets.”

Search

City Slickers Plus 2 Week Interrail Package

from £1125

14 days

Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlan...

This Interrailing Roundtrip from London takes in lots of European highlights including Amsterdam, Rome, Budapest & Lake Bled whilst staying...

Adventures in London, Paris & Italy

from £21000

7 - 84 days

France, Italy, United Kingdom

Join us for this great European adventure; 2 weeks in London, 1 week in Paris, 1 week in South of...

Oktoberfest Party Train from London

from £450

3 days

Germany, United Kingdom

Spend time downing steins of beer, singing on table tops and befriending old German men!  Stoke's Oktoberfest Party Train will...

New Years Hogmanay Party Express

from £190

1 days

United Kingdom

Hogmanay is Scottish word for the last day of the year, and we’re here to celebrate on Stoke’s 24/hr New...

In-Class TEFL Course in London

from £1425

20 days

United Kingdom

Join our 4-week TEFL in-class course in London and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

London NGO Internship

from £1499

28 days

United Kingdom

Experience life living and working in this world famous city, whilst furthering your own career through our varied and in-depth...

Combined TEFL Course London

from £1283

8 days

United Kingdom

Join our 8-day combined TEFL course in London and become a TEFL/TESOL certified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Venice Pre-University Course

from £9980

49 - 63 days

Italy, United Kingdom

This is a 2 month arts based gap year course in London, Venice, Florence and Rome which opens eyes, ears...

Professional Internships in London

from £600

28 - 168 days

United Kingdom

Find a professional internship in London that you will love and gain valuable work experience in a field that you...

Search

Rome to London on a Shoestring

from £1999

Hope your happiness muscles are in peak condition because this epic 20-day combo tour of Europe is going to leave...

Berlin to London on a Shoestring

from £671

Ah, a relaxing week’s vacation in Old Europa. What could be finer? Don’t ask anyone who’s taken this trip! Our...

London to Barcelona on a Shoestring

from £1399

This is the ultimate (and iconic) whirlwind tour of Western Europe that everyone dreams of. For 13 days, travel primarily...

Scottish Islands & Norwegian Fjords – Edinburgh to Tromsø

from £2847

Go deeper into the otherworldly fjords of Norway on this unique journey from Scotland, across the Norwegian Sea to the...

Budapest to London on a Shoestring

from £1279

Ever wanted to see both sides of Europe in one fell swoop? This combo trip is hearing your wishes and...

London to Rome Adventure

from £799

Crisscrossing four countries, this whirlwind tour of Europe’s most celebrated capitals squeezes unique culture, delectable food and drink, stunning scenery,...

European Trail

from £2799

You. Europe. 26 days. Ready? You’d better be, because this epic London-to-London romp through the Old World’s greatest cities doesn’t...

London to Istanbul by Rail

Whether you’re looking for Europe’s most famous highlights or its undiscovered treasures, the answer lies aboard the trains running between...

London to the Mediterranean on a Shoestring

from £2215

Like history? And art? How about beaches and pubs? Then say hello to Western Europe on this three-week tour of...

London to Tehran by Rail

Imagine the opportunity to experience a whole slew of the world's most iconic cities. This epic 40-day journey will have...

Search
[contact-form-7 id="4" title="Contact form 1"]