The former London home of serial killer Dennis Nilsen has been put up for sale for £265,000, around £70,000 less than similar properties in the area.

The one-bedroom flat was the venue for at least two of Nilsen's murders in the 1980s, before he was arrested and sentenced to life in prison for his crimes.

Nilsen, now 67, is believed to have murdered and dismembered 15 young men over a five-year period from 1978. He also admitted to having sex with the corpses and sometimes keeping the bodies for several months before disposing of them.

Listing the property, estate agent Bairstow Eves said the flat offered a "rare opportunity to purchase a period conversion situated in a sought-after location.

"[It is] only a short walk passing Queens and Highgate Woods towards Highgate, where you have the tube station or in the other direction to Muswell Hill Broadway for the cafe bars, shops and the cinema. Crouch End Broadway is also within easy reach; all areas well served by buses.

"This top-floor period conversion has lots of charm, offering a double bedroom with south-facing balcony at the rear, shower room, separate WC, living room and fitted kitchen and access to loft storage space. Also with the added benefit of a share of freehold."

According to the Sun, the estate agent has told prospective buyers about the apartment's grizzly history, but has not included information about the murders in the online listing.

The current owner, who has had the property for over ten years, first listed it for £280,000 in February and has dropped the price after being unable to find a buyer.

Nilsen, a job centre clerk, killed his victims at two addresses and became known as the Musweill Hill Murderer or the Kindly Killer. He would pick up homeless men and students in bars and take them back to his home, where he would strangle them during the night.

After killing them, he would bathe the corpses and dress them up. As well as having sex with the bodies, he would also talk to them, he told police.

At first, he disposed of the bodies by chopping them up and burning them in his back garden. However this became problematic after moving to the one-bedroom apartment in Cranley Gardens, as the only outdoor space was a small balcony.

In the apartment, he tried to get rid of the corpses by boiling their heads, hands and feet to remove the flesh. He then chopped up their innards and flushed them down the toilet.

He was caught after his drains became blocked by the rotting flesh and a worker at a drain cleaning company made the gruesome find.

Nilsen was brought to trial in October 1983 where he was convicted of six murders and two attempted murders a month later.

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