- Two houses where Dennis Nilsen slaughtered his victims are still standing today
- Flat in Cricklewood, north London, sold for nearly half a million pound in 2016
- While house in Cranley Gardens, Muswell Hill, was last sold for £285,000 in 2015
They are some of the most notorious addresses in Britain – and the two houses where serial killer Dennis Nilsen slaughtered and cut up his victims are still standing today.
One of the Scottish-born criminal’s flats, in Cricklewood, north London, which was home to Nilsen when he carried out 12 of his estimated 15 murders in the late 1970s and early 80s, was even bought for nearly half a million pound in 2016.
The buyers, named only as Bruno and Mathilde, revealed in 2018 how they had transformed the property into their dream home – insisting that they were not put off by its gory history and were proud of how they turned the ‘house of horrors’ into a comfortable abode.
Meanwhile, the flat in Cranley Gardens, Muswell Hill, where the Job Centre worker killed three of his victims, was last sold for £285,000 in 2015 – unbelievably making a £35,000 profit from its 2013 price.
The horrific story of Nilsen, who died at the age of 74 in 2018 at HMP Full Sutton, 34 years into his life sentence, is being told in Des, a chilling new three-part drama from ITV this week – with the first episode having aired yesterday to high praise from viewers.
Nilsen, who is played by Broadchurch and Doctor Who star David Tennant in the series, was charged with murder after his drains at Muswell Hill had been found to be blocked with human remains.
Dubbed the Muswell Hill Murderer, Nilsen immediately confessed to as many as 15 murders – he couldn’t be quite sure – after being questioned by police in 1983.