Nido Pods: WTH!?

Seriously, have you ever heard of a bunch of students who converted their room into a shisha parlour, fully-equipped entertainment system with PS2, Nintendo DS and 2 TVs, with six controllers (for hardcore Winning Eleven or Pro-Evo freaks), a gambling den on the other side and finally a visual centre for music visuals and/or cinema projector used to watch movies on 5.1 speakers?

We have. Yeap, it’s none other than our old flat (have just moved out) at 88 Queen’s Gate, London. Even then, it was a niche of luxury, the epitome of pure entertainment all combined into a sexstatus symbol that none would even consider in the old times.

In fact, back in the old days there was a time when “a single three-bedroom home could house a small village-worth of smelly, badly dressed, over-opinionated students, while the notion of ‘personal space’ was a nebulous thing, right up there with winning the lottery.” as quoted over at Back then, even if they had half the luxury we had at Flat 21, 88 Queen’s Gate, it was enough to bring all the action into our flat (imagine hot girls and naked guys… bleh :grin:). But now, take a look at what’s new in town…:

Nido Pod: Your Fully-Serviced Student Accomodation

What you are looking at above is a Nido Pod, part of the two 16-storey Nido [Nest] tower blocks being built in Kings Cross for students. The pods are cubes with bathrooms, measuring 135 to 184 square feet, and 950 students will fill the blocks.

Around 100 pods will be shared, and cost £120 per week, while singles will cost £180 a week. Pod-students can also avail off a concierge service, free gym and fitness centre, entertainment and games rooms, private study rooms, three shops, 50-seat cinema, bicycles for hire and an underground car-park. – Martin Lynch

Heh… Sounds too good to be true? Take a look here. So there you go, UCLians, Kingsians, maybe LSEians too (but definitely not Imperialites since it’s really too far away lol), what are you waiting for, go and register for your luxury life!

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