And finally… slim pickings

The narrowest house in London, which is just over one-and-a-half metres wide in places, has been put up for sale for nearly £1 million.

The five-floor property in Shepherd’s Bush was once a hat shop and is believed to be the narrowest inhabitable property in the city, the Daily Mirror reports.

The two-bedroom property with a roof terrace and garden room is now on the market for £995,000.

Simon Waller, who is handling the sale, said it is easy to “get lost in the different worlds over the five floors”.

On its status as the narrowest house in London, he added: “We did see a contemporary one which was five foot wide but my managing director isn’t sure if it is deemed fit for human habitation.”