Six-and-a-half feet wide parking space goes for £70k in Knightsbridge

No room for your 4×4! Six-and-a-half feet wide parking space that is so small most drivers can only open one door goes on the market for £70,000 in Knightsbridge

  • The six-and-a-half feet parking space is means the driver can only open one door
  • The garage is located in Knightsbridge, west London, a playground for the rich
  • Additional costs include £369 service charge per quarter and yearly rent of £48
  • The recommended width for a parking space 7.8 feet wide by 15.7 feet long

A six-and-a-half feet wide parking space has gone on sale for £70,000 in central London – despite being so small the driver can only open one door.

The plot is in a shared garage, which is located in Knightsbridge, west London.

Pictures of the tiny space showed a car only just fitting into the narrow gap, which is 18 feet long.

Such a narrow space would not fit larger SUV cars such as the Jaguar F-Pace, which measures just over seven feet in width with the mirrors extended. 

The space is only six-and-a-half feet wide and the recommended width for a parking space is 7.8 feet wide by 15.7 feet long

Pictures of the tiny space showed a car only just fitting into the narrow gap, which is 18 feet long

The recommended width for a parking space is 7.8 feet wide by 15.7 feet long, according to guidelines drawn up by the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. 

The space is so narrow the driver would be forced to climb to the passenger seat – in a right-hand drive vehicle – in order to get out.

In addition to the £70,000 price tag, additional costs are the £369.46 per quarter service charge and ground rent of £48 per annum. 

For £5,000 cheaper than what the garage retails for, you could buy a two-bedroom terraced house in Mansfield.  

Knightsbridge is known as being a playground for the rich and famous, being home to upmarket Harrods and the average terraced house selling for around £4.5million.

The parking space is on Rutland Gate, which is a nine minute walk away from Harrods. 

The space is so narrow the driver would be forced to climb to the passenger seat – in a right-hand drive vehicle – in order to get out

The plot, which is located in a shared garage, is located in Knightsbridge, west London

Patrick Alvarado, director and co-founder of Nicolas Van Patrick, who is selling the plot, said: ‘This parking space is best suited for left hand drive cars as then you can get out unencumbered.’

The listing added: ‘A single allocated parking space with in a small garage which is sandwiched between Rutland Gate and Ennismore Mews.

‘The space is approximately 2 metres wide by 5.5 metres long, with good height.

‘With two automated gates operated by fobs, and CCTV the garage is considered to be very secure. It also benefits from access to water.’

Ennismore Gardens is an exclusive enclave in South Kensington, where the average house price is £3,050,000 according to property website RightMove.

One property on the square, a 10-bed terraced house, is on sale for £26,750,000.

Its wealthy previous residents included American actress and singer Ava Gardner, who resided at No 34 for many years.

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