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A London tube map: the average rent costs ... plus a bit of Harry Potter

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Hol mennyibe kerül egy albérlet Londonban? És mennyibe fáj egy "Harry Potteres" lépcső alatti zug havonta? 

A London tube map – the average rent costs plus Harry Potter

The quest for the perfect and affordable property in London seems somewhat impossible. Thrillist has put together a full rent map of the capital, showing the average monthly cost for a one-bedroom within a kilometer of each Tube station on the network. The result is quite shocking and shows clearly how expensive the British capital is.

If you've got big bucks to spend, you can rent a one-bed in Hyde Park Corner for £2,920 – because who hasn't got nearly three grand to spend on rent every month? Depressingly, rent prices seem to be pretty steep even if you're way out at the end of the line, as demonstrated by the fact that a one-bed in Morden is fetching £1,024 pcm.

The cheapest it gets is a one-bed flat in Hatton Cross, which is practically a steal at £324pcm. Sure, being that close to Heathrow means you'll probably be driven mad by the incessant sounds of aeroplanes flying overhead, but at least you've got easy access to the airport if you want to squander all that rent money you saved on holidays instead.

It's common knowledge that living in London is incredibly expensive, but there seem to be new housing market shocks nearly every week. The latest is the fact that at least two flats and houses in London are offering cramped under-the-stairs beds, reminiscent of Harry Potter, for £500 and £925 a month, respectively. An angered would-be tenant took to Twitter to show pictures she took when she went to look around a flat.

She said: "I have literally just been shown a bed under the stairs for £500 a month. #nothanks #privetdrive!?"

sources: http://www.timeout.com/ and http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Match the words and the definitions.
 

1. way out

a) one thousand (money)

2. cramped

b) never-ending

3. a grand

c) unduly high

4. incessant

d) within the financial means

5. steep (price)

e) uncomfortably small

6. affordable

f) very far

Key: 1-f, 2-e, 3-a, 4-b, 5-c, 6-d

Vocabulary

average

átlagos

rent cost

bérlési költség

quest for

kutatás valami után

affordable

kedvező árú

property

ingatlan

a one-bedroom

egyhálószobás lakás (kétszobás)

Tube station

metrómegálló

big bucks

sok pénz, dohány

grand

ezres

steep

meredek

way out

kinn, messze

to fetch

hozni

pcm (per calendar month)

naptári hónaponként

a steal

nagyon jó vásár

to be driven mad

megőrülni

incessant

szakadatlan

to squander

elherdálni

housing market

ingatlanpiac

to offer

kínálni

cramped

kényelmetlen, szűk

reminiscent of

emlékeztet valamire

respectively

illetve

angered

feldühödött

would-be tenant

lehetséges, reménybeli bérlő

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Szalai Nóri | 2015. Sep 18.

London tube map showing the REAL distances between stations

Elkészült az új londoni metrótérkép, ami végre a valós távolságokat mutatja.
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5Perc Angol | 2014. Aug 07.

London fura helynevei: Tényleg pörköltet árultak a Stew Lane-en? ;)

Vajon olcsó volt-e Cheapside? Milyen ruhadarab lehetett a piccadilly?
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