Rental Room Goes Viral As It Appears There's No Way In Or Out

Guys, check out this lovely rental available in London:

People have compare the listing to an escape room. Credit: SpareRoom
People have compare the listing to an escape room. Credit: SpareRoom

Heavy use of a fish-eye lens to make the room look bigger. Credit: SpareRoom
Heavy use of a fish-eye lens to make the room look bigger. Credit: SpareRoom

Looks alright, doesn't it? Described on SpareRoom as a 'cosy, bright double room' and situated near to Liverpool Street - the landlord wants £572 per month, which is not too bad for a double room in the capital, where rental prices have been known to make people weep.

Just one thing, though... take a closer look and tell me right now how you get out of this room. Or into it, for that matter.

The room doesn't seem to have a door. Credit: SpareRoom
The room doesn't seem to have a door. Credit: SpareRoom

From the photos it looks as though the room contains: a bed, wardrobe, window, table, chair, radiator, white baseball cap and some drawers.

So to get in or out of the room you seemingly have to enter Narnia or chuck yourself out the window.

The advert read: "The room itself is massive yet warm and cosy, with an amazing view and lots of natural light!

"Plenty of storage, it comes with a single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers."

No mention of a door, but in fairness, that is usually a given.

The listing has gone viral after it was shared on Twitter, where it's been compared to an escape room (fair) as people try to figure out how you would enter or leave the room.

One confused social media user wrote: "See they've cleverly offered to rent the room, they never said anything about you having access to it via any sort of entry."

Another asked: "Is there someone trapped in this room and the only website they can access is SpareRoom?"

Others thought perhaps the room had a hidden hatch, with one making the important point: "The number of people in the replies unwilling to entertain the idea that there may be a hatch in the ceiling that you abseil down from is truly disappointing."


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Some people reckon they've cracked it, though, because if you look closely, you'll see that the wardrobe is on wheels, meaning that every time you wish to leave you simply just have to lug it out of the way and off you pop. Luxury.

Sadly, if you were hoping to make this cosy little place your new gaff then it appears you're fresh out of luck, because the listing has been pulled.

Matt Hutchinson, director of SpareRoom told the Daily Mail: "That's one tiny space and as soon as our moderators spotted it, it was removed.

"It took us a while to work out if there was even a way in."

Featured Image Credit: SpareRoom

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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