Glasshouse 1 cool urban apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Glasshouse Yard, London, EC1A, United Kingdom

The Space

Centrally located on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City lines this apartment is within a 10 minute tube journey to Baker Street and Oxford Circus.

The apartment is comfortable boasting a double bed with night lamps as well as a dressing and make up table to the side. The windows on either side of the room are large and bring in lots of daylight.

The fully tiled red and black bathroom has an Power shower, WC, hand basin, and large heated tower rail. The bathroom had been styled with a ships porthole as a window which only adds to its unique style.

Design features in this apartment include a striking spin painting by Damien Hirst in the hallway leading up to the apartment while a selection of Photographs and prints from our latest exhibition can be found inside the apartment for your enjoyment.
There is also a large wall mounted flat screen TV, with Freeview and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.

The apartment also benefits from complementary secured wi-fi internet and a secure electronic entry system.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $260
Cleaning Fee: $62
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Jon made the check in process very easy, and was very quick and responsive on the phone to my questions, and he attended to the couple of issues that arose over my stay.

    The apartment is in a supremely convenient location, and is very quiet, yet just off the main road. It was clean, and neat, and has loads of power sockets -- I also appreciated the international power adapters left for guests.

    I'd recommend the apartment for singles or couples - I can't see how more than 2 people could sleep there comfortably, or with any privacy. But, hey, some people might not mind being so up close and personal with their friends!

    It is a good place to stay if you have lots to do in London, and just need a quiet place to sleep that is very easy to access from buses, tube and walking, and you need to bring your own amenities (milk, soap, laundry detergents etc)

    thanks Jon!

    April 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 14 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Clean and ideally situated

    March 2014
  • Place was great! We had a good time, it was very convenient and easy to get to/and from. Our only issue is that the shower was clogged when we got there but I let John know right away and he took care of it the next morning. I'd recommend this place.

    February 2014
  • The apartment could have been cleaner, clean sheets were there but no one vacuumed the place for some time now. Otherwise more or less what you see on the photos.

    February 2014
  • The location is pretty good - convenient for public transport. The keys were easy to access - a good system, but the doorway was very dark which made it difficult to key in the combination. The steep spiral staircase had no lighting either - really dangerous. We weren't too impressed with the flat. The photos on the website bear little resemblance to the real thing - it is much more run-down that the pictures suggest and the photos need to be labelled so that guests know which apartment is the one they have chosen (I don't think there are any of number 1). The bathroom sink, shower, and soap dispenser were dirty and the shower curtain was mouldy and needs to be replaced. There was a strong smell of damp throughout. We expected more considering the price and the promise of the promotional information.

    September 2013
  • First the good: Mark's place has a great location, less than a 5 minute walk away from Barbican station which is very conveniently located in London. The self check-in process was very smooth and the room is very spacious -- could fit more than 2 people there without issues if you use the sofa. In addition, Mark was a very responsive host over email.

    Unfortunately, the fact that nobody lives at Glasshouse clearly shows. When we arrived the toilet was not cleaned properly -- there was urine on the toilet seat -- Mark had housekeeping come and clean it the following day, though. The fixtures in the bathroom, particularly the shower curtain are also quite old and dirty. I suggest they get replaced. Additionally, the washing machine was not working. Finally, I saw some bugs on my last day there (and several bug traps around) so there may be need for more cleaning.

    I think if Mark addresses these and makes the place look and feel cleaner and better taken care of then this would really make it a stellar AirBnB.

    September 2013
  • Convenient location but follow the video guide to find it!

    September 2013
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    September 2013
  • We lived in glasshouse 1 and 2 for 6 nights in August,2013. The location is great! Just 2 minutes walk from Barbican tube station. The room is big enough for 3 people. We are very glad to have the washing machine and cooking facilities. But we didin't know why the heat is always on so we always opened the windows. No problem with the shower. We didn't see Mark but check in was easy. It is quite comfortable to live here. Very convenient. Wish I can come back to London and stay here again!

    August 2013
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My name is John Caz, I am in charge of my familys small business. We hope you enjoy your stay with us. Through years of designing and developing the perfect balance between style and guest comfort, the main feature in our decision making has always been to maximise luxury and ease. At our company all feel the apartments are the highpoint of our expertise combining all the skills and knowledge we have gained. Each apartment has been thought-out and fashioned by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable creative team to ensure the most unforgettable of breaks in London. The apartments are typical of London’s quirky style, and paired with the proximity to Shoreditch and London’s vibrant east end, these apartments make the perfect city getaway for a memorable stay in London. Our apartments have been designed and developed by the Artist led initiative 'Feltrooms' to produce hybrid instillations which double as dwelling space. This has been achieved by providing a platform for exhibitions and sales for emerging London artists while also providing well managed and comfortable place to stay.
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