Flat opposite Harrods smaller than a parking space for rent at £1,300 a month

A tiny flat located opposite one of the country’s poshest retail shops and is smaller than a parking space is available to rent for £1,278 a month.

The eight square metre room opposite Harrods in Knightsbridge, Kensington, appears to have a mattress that has seen better days and a small tap hidden at the foot of the bed.

The “open plan” kitchen consists of a sink, a tiny hob and a microwave tucked in one corner, in less space than a UK parking space, which is on average 11.5 square metres.

A large mirror fixed below a thin row of windows even captures the photographer leaning back to try to capture more of the room.

There is also storage space above the bed and kitchen, and what appears to be an in built wardrobe.

Estate agents Kubie Gold Associates describe the flat as an “ideal pied de terre” – meaning a small living unit not used as your main home.

Princes Court is a plush apartment building directly opposite from Harrods in Knightsbridge, Kensington.

Kubie Gold described the flat as a: “Newly decorated eight square metre studio apartment in private portered block, small open plan kitchenette, bathroom with step in shower cubicle.

“Set on the 4th floor with a lift, the property benefits from a 24 hour concierge, includes hot water situated opposite famous Harrods shopping emporium, close to Knightsbridge Tube Station.

“The apartment would make an ideal pied de terre in a very central location, available immediately.”

The room also includes hot water and a power shower.