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By Thomas Connelly on

Fancy a night in the clink?


With crime rates tumbling to all time lows, it’s no wonder Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service is looking to divest tasty bits of a large property portfolio. Case in point is the recent conversion of a disused magistrates’ court near London’s King’s Cross into a trendy youth hostel for those passing through the capital.

Clink 78 promotes a range of accommodation from an entire cell, which can be shared with a special ‘partner in crime’ (at £50 per night), to a slightly cheaper ‘solitary confinement’ (£40) to mixed or ‘girls only’ dorms (£12).

A Courts Service spokeswoman confirmed that other disused London mags’ courts in des-res London areas are soon to go on the block — notably the court at the south side of Tower Bridge.

Surely it’s only a matter of time before the Old Bailey starts marketing itself as the City of London’s “bespoke luxury hotel just a stone’s throw from that big church round the corner”.

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