A bizarre building has earned online recognition as Londoners joke it’ll be on the property market soon. The building is tiny and consists of just a small square footage and a door. Many have speculated what the building is used for but most people joked that it would be still be ridiculously expensive if it were up for rent.
We all know London property prices are extortionate and is seems Reddit users agree. So much so that in the comments of the post, they all made the same joke. The building, the photo of which was originally posted on the blog From the Murky Depths, would likely be described as “deceptively spacious” and “affordable” according to some witty commenters.
Reddit user calming-monkey shared the snap with the caption: “Spotted in North Greenwich anyone have any idea what the hell this is?” It received 4,700 upvotes and 1,300 comments. Some even joked that it looked like the TARDIS from Doctor Who.
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In response to the post, lots of social media users made parody property listings for the building. One joked: “A fantastic opportunity to own a stunning, modestly sized studio home in a bustling London suburb with excellent travel links.” Another said: “Just £900pw. Doesn’t include bills nor council tax.”
A third wrote: “The ad would definitely mention deceptively spacious.” People in the r/London thread continued to mock the building which is located next to bins. One said: “With stunning views of London.”
“It’s a compact, modern living arrangement with great access to the city, convenient local amenities – including waste management and recycling facilities – and is situated in a well sought after catchment area,” joked one Reddit user. “Offers upwards of £600,000 are expected for this exciting new addition to the market,” they said.
Many people joked about the crazy price the building would be up for sale for. A commenter wrote: “London? You’re lookin’ at £1.2 million right there.” Lots of others thought it resembled the TARDIS from Doctor Who and would therefore be: “Bigger on the inside.” “Dr Who had to down size due to the cost of living,” joked another.
Though not confirmed, many people speculated on what the building’s legitimate purpose is. Some thought it could be an electricity switch-box. One comment said: “I’ve seen this on building sites. It’s the remains of the electricity mains for whatever originally stood there. After demolition, builders can plug their stuff in and extend the power out to the new stuff. Normally they knock it down when they’re finished.”
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