About 200 people descended upon the single bedroom apartment in Canonbury pictured above when tourists using Airbnb decided to turn the flat into an all night rave. “It was like a football crowd,” said one next-door neighbor who said he was home with his pregnant wife. “It was the worst night ever. I could hear the music louder than if I was playing it in my own living room.” The party was fully equipped with a DJ, professional sound system, and even a bouncer.
“There was a microphone and professional speakers. I’ve got a pretty good sound system in my house and it was better than that. It was horrible music – the worst night’s sleep ever.”
“They must have been standing on top of each other in there – it’s a one-bedroom flat. It was like Alice in Wonderland watching them come out.”
The neighbour told the owner, who was in Vietnam, what was going on and he told her to call the police. “He felt terrible and couldn’t do anything,” she said. “We know he uses Airbnb but it’s never been an issue.”
Disgruntled neighbors called the local officials and police to get them to try and break up the party. Apparently the police did show up, but waited outside the building for hours waiting on back up to arrive due to the size and raucous nature of the crowd. They finally did start clearing people out of the flat at 4:30 am but the music wasn’t turned off until 6. No arrests where made but one thing is for certain, this must have been one hell of a party.
(H/T Fact Mag)