You’ve heard of the thinnest house in London, now get ready for something even cuter – London’s smallest house.
Nestled in between two normal-sized houses, just a short walk from Lancaster Gate Underground Station, is a house believed to be the tiniest in the whole of the Big Smoke.
The property, at 10 Hyde Park Place, is now part of the Tyburn Convent, a monastery in West London.
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The convent’s website describes it as “the Benedictine Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre”.
The tiny building measures just under 100 centimetres (yes, centimetres) across, and is made up of only two rooms.
It dates back to about 1805, and according to folklore, the rooms were connected only by a ladder.
It has been rebuilt since it’s 19th century days, and is now in a distinctive red brick, the same brickwork as it’s neighbour.
Londonist reports that the property became known as a ‘Dwarf’s dream house’, and that an old legend tale said a bearded Dwarf “ran out every night on the stroke of midnight and played by himself in Broad Walk”.
But another, perhaps more likely, explanation, is that it served as a ‘watch house’ back in the day.
There is a graveyard just near it, St George’s, and it’s thought that it was built in between its neighbouring houses to stop people wandering through the alley and sneaking into the graveyard.
But there’s bad news for anyone hoping to move in to the miniscule property – the house hasn’t been on sale since 1933.
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In fact, there has apparently only ever been one tenant – a man named Mr. Lewis Grant Wallace.
His height? Unknown.
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