A cupboard under the stairs in Battersea has been put on the market for £500 a month - before bills.

Alex Lomax, 23, posted these photos on Twitter after viewing the "room" in Sisters Avenue this morning.

The cupboard with a mattress on the floor has been likened to Harry Potter's bedroom in Privet Drive, which at least had a proper bed.

Landlord Dan Smith posted an advert for the "single furnished room" on london2let.com.

The advert says: "We are looking for a friendly, open-minded and outgoing person to join our houseshare in a great period house in Clapham.

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"We’re a good bunch and like to chill out a lot together – not really looking for somebody that just wants to stay in their room.

"Room comes with a bed. Bills to be shared – approx. £60 per month each."

Miss Lomax, a journalism graduate from Worcester said the huge reaction to her post was "overwhelming" as more than 1,000 people responded on Twitter.

Conor Shanley wrote: "Where in London? And do they charge extra for the Daz?"

Homelessness charity Shelter wrote: "Blimey, not another one. We'd love to say we were surprised... however we cannot."

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