SpareRoom’s iPhone App Is Here

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new SpareRoom iPhone app. The app (available on the app store or through iTunes) allows users to search for rooms and flatmates throughout the UK. Ads can be managed and upgraded and you can also call or email other users straight from the app using our messaging system.

Other features include:

  • Full retina display graphics
  • Full landscape mode
  • Location-based searching
  • Browse and contact thousands of adverts on-the-go
  • Phone advertisers directly from the app
  • Full synchronisation with your account on

The app is free so have a look and let us know what you think



Fancy flatsharing in an award-winning home?

For those few people who still hear the words ‘lodger’ or ‘flatshare’ and think immediately of Rising Damp or The Young Ones here’s proof (if any is needed) of the fact that there are rooms out there in some really lovely properties.

Take, for example, this flatshare in Dulwich, for which the owner and live-in-landlady Ann was awarded ‘Ideal Home Interior 2011’, presented by Linda Barker at the Ideal Home Exhibition.

Another Live Rent Free winner – March 2011

Another month, another person’s rent paid for them.

Our Live Rent Free winner this month is Annalena. Annalena lives in N19 (north London) so wins £550.33, which is the average rent for a double room including bills in the area, based on SpareRoom’s Room Rental Index.

Annalena says:
“When I received the news, I couldn’t quite believe it – I’ve never won anything, so I’m completely bowled over! I used to find a new place to live over a year ago and have been entering the competition almost every month since then – without really expecting to win (I just compulsively enter every competition I come across…). I’ve been living in a house-share in Tufnell Park for a while since it’s cheap and in walking distance of my work, but I’m planning on moving again soon, so the money will certainly come in handy. Or maybe it will go towards my well deserved holiday that I’ve been planning to go on for ages instead…”

To be in with a chance of winning next month’s rent, courtesy of SpareRoom, enter now

Our March winner, Annalena