Yes, a coal chute conversion really is a thing. According to Architect Daniel Rowland, damp basement spaces historically used to store fuel for great London houses can now be transformed into a double bedroom with ensuite, or just about any other living space your London property requires.

If you're looking at period property for sale in London where the original layout has been divided into flats or maisonettes, take a moment to visualise how space could be maximised by a reconfiguration.