Living on a posh street doesn’t ensure you a blissful life, as discovered by residents in Maida Vale, London this weekend.
Airbnb ravers struck again, with around 100 people taking over a flat hired in the Westminster district on Saturday night and rolling through until Sunday morning.
Neighbours living in nearby properties – which go for over £1 million – claim revellers were spilling onto the street, apparently smashing bottles on the road.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, one said: “At first when we woke up we thought it was an open air concert happening in our road. It was like Notting Hill Carnival. It wasn’t just people in the flat, there were people in the street too.
“It was like one of those things you see in the movies, like a Facebook party that just gets bigger and bigger and bigger.”
Westminster City Council were called to the party, but realised there were too many people for it to deal with. Police turned up at around 3.30am on Sunday morning, but were unable to shut it down as “noise pollution is not a matter for the police.”
It ended up running until 7.30am, shortly before those responsible were spotted leaving with their soundsystem (pictured in the gallery above).
Photo: Bill Earner