St Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite

Apartment - Private room · Euston Road, Greater London, United Kingdom
Peter

A mini apartment within the clock tower apartment at St Pancras Station, with its own en suite bathroom and kitchen and sitting area. It sits in Sir George Gilbert Scott's gothic revival railway hotel building from 1868. Ideal for 1 week holidays.

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A mini apartment within the clock tower apartment at St Pancras Station, with its own en suite bathroom and kitchen and sitting area. It sits in Sir George Gilbert Scott's gothic revival railway hotel building from 1868. Ideal for 1 week holidays.

The Space

This flat above St Pancras International is in the famous clock tower. A ten metre high room in the tower looks out on many of London's landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral. A large kitchen/dining room on the top floor looks out over Kings Cross Station. The flat has two double bedrooms, one used by the owner or other guests.

As the flat is on the 5th floor and fully equipped with secondary glazing, the road and railway noise is very low and almost nobody notices it but I would advise delicate sleepers to be aware of it before booking.

The suite is available for short or long-term letting and ideally suits couples on holiday in London for a few days or a week.

There is additional bedding available by prior arrangement if one or two others want to stay but this needs to be discussed with the owner at the time of booking. Clean towels are provided as standard as are soap/shampoo.

This listing is very heavily booked but it may be worth looking on my other listing (ST PANCRAS CLOCK TOWER MASTER SUITE) which is for the master bedroom which I let out when I am not using it. The main difference is that you would then have to use the main kitchen too. Or contact me with an enquiry and I will let you know.

Although I have increased the price a bit recently due to the high level of demand, I am willing to be flexible, particularly for longer stays.

Little things are provided in the flat, such as London Oyster cards for public transport (electronic cards for you to use and top up), a UK SIM loaded cellphone, a hairdryer, an international plug adaptor, umbrella.

The clock tower's height lends itself to some extraordinary events. See YouTube for a video of an aerialist on a rope (Gisele Edwards).

The clock tower was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott like an Italian bell tower but never held bells. The clock never has and does not ring.

Guest Access

This listing is for a suite best described as an apartment within an apartment. It is for a bedroom with double bed, en suite bathroom, en suite kitchen and sofa and table and TV. There is central hi-fi throughout the house and a hifi jack in a wall in the room.

Please be aware that you will be sharing the flat with the owner or with other guests. Occasionally the flat is used for day functions, evening pop-up restaurants or photo shoots but I shall try to inform you of any such appointments. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and lockable doors for security. The main clocktower room is upstairs in the flat and you are welcome to use it, subject to liaising if there are other people staying in the flat. It is also sometimes used by local community groups but I will let you know if it is.

I am as flexible as I can be on arrival and departure but it is essential that visitors consult me on and keep to their plans, so that I can manage my cleaner and bed changing and make sure there aren't two couples competing for the same bedroom at the same time of day.

I have marked it as handicap accessible. It is not straightforward (there is an extra elevator to use) but easy to sort out as long as I know in advance so I can give the instructions clearly.

Interaction with Guests

I am not always at St Pancras because I spend a lot of time up in Cambridge where I am finishing the restoration and conversion of some buildings going back to the 16th century. I try to diary to meet my guests if I can but if I am not there when you arrive, the concierge will supply you with the key to the apartment.

Parties

If you want to hold a celebration party, please discuss it with me. Any events going beyond 2230 normally require a booking to be made for the whole apartment as it is otherwise unfair on other guests. A 500 pound security deposit will normally be required for any groups in excess of 20. The main rules are that loud music does not go on beyond 2330, that guests do not mill out into the corridors of the building, that there is no glitter/confetti/paper string and that you agree to pay for any extra carpet cleaning required by large numbers.

The Neighborhood

Neighbourhood

It is within walking distance of many of London's sights, from the British Library next door to the British Museum and the West End 20-25 minutes away. There are lots of shops in St Pancras Station. The best mainstream grocery store nearby is Waitrose in the Brunswick Centre. There is more public transport within 100m than almost anywhere else on the planet (buses, metro, rail).

What is really exciting about Kings Cross now is its pace of development. New office buildings will house the European HQ of (website hidden) and many other businesses. As offices are completed, they are fully let such is the demand for space in this area.

The opening of new restaurants and shopping facilities now and over the coming years is transforming a former post-industrial desert to one of the most exciting parts of the metropolis.

Getting around

Public Transport

The public transport is fantastic. There are 5 underground lines and dozens of bus routes as well as the mainline services to the north (St Pancras to Leicester, Sheffield, Derby), the north-east (Kings Cross to Edinburgh, York, Leeds, Cambridge), the south-east (St Pancras to Canterbury, Dover), the continent (St Pancras to Paris, Brussels) and the north-west (Euston to Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester).

All London airports are easy (St Pancras to Luton or Gatwick), the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow), the Metropolitan and DLR to City), the Victoria and mainline train to Stansted) or Liverpool Street to Southend.

Other Things to Note

This is a great building to stay in. Please do respect the fact that the building is home to many other residents and be careful not to disturb them if you are taking photographs in the common areas.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $53 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1666 /week
Monthly Price: $6171 /month
Cleaning Fee: $53
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Booked this for my mother and she said it was a brilliant place to stay. Peter was a terrific host and no hesitations in recommending this property. Many thanks for sharing such a fantastic apartment!

    June 2014
  • We had a great one-night stay in the Clock Tower (the 4th floor part, which has its own kitchenette). It was wonderful to be able to stay in this magnificent building, and Peter's flat is beautiful, superbly equipped and with a great view over King's Cross station. Peter himself is extremely friendly and the perfect host.

    June 2014
  • A quite astonishing venue - we were definitely above our station! A warm welcome and wide ranging conversation with our hosts and two other guests, an excellent meal at the Gilbert Scott restaurant, some wonderful views from our rooms, a good (and quiet) night's sleep, and a convivial breakfast together with our hosts and guests.

    June 2014
  • Incredible experience. A warm welcome. My daughter (9) now describes London as "Peter,Tim and the Clock Tower."

    June 2014
    Peter
    Response from Peter:

    We are making the place more flexible anyway with our extra bedroom. Get in touch with me (don't rely on the website for information) and I won't charge you a fortune for you all to stay if you want to one day.

    June 2014
  • Beautiful, outstanding apartment in St Pancras Clock Tower - beyond our expectations and so much better than a hotel stay (which can be rather clinical). Huge oak beams, amazing panoramic views, the noises of London, comfy bed, wonderful chatty hosts. An invitation to breakfast at a dining table under an historical beautiful clock whilst chatting about bee keeping, marmalade, clocks, town planning, cider making, Brighton, London, the world ...... We had a great weekend. Thank you

    June 2014
  • There are sometimes places you don't want to share with anyone - hidden gems you want to keep for yourself. The st pancreas clock tower and the hospitable hosts is one of these.

    Thank you both for making a most memorable Birthday possible.

    May 2014
  • Our host Peter Tompkins provided us with a warm welcome and went out of his way to ensure that our baggage could be taken care of despite our early arrival. Peter treated us like long lost friends despite this being our first visit and made us feel very much at home even though our stay was only a short one.
    The quality of the apartment exceeded our expectations, was clean,tidy and very well appointed - no problems or shortfalls at all.
    The location was superb being right next to the International Railway Station and only a short ride on the Underground to central London (or walking distance if you have 20 minutes to spare in this fascinating part of London). It was a privilege to be able to stay in a room within the unique clock tower of this exquisite Gothic Victorian architectural masterpiece with outstanding views of the London cityscape.

    May 2014
  • Peter is a lovely host and his home is beautiful. In terms of architecture, views and location, one cannot ask for a better place. Myself and my girlfriend would like to express our thanks to the warm hospitality extended by Peter by hosting us in his lovely home and for making us feel part of the family.

    We will definitely be back sometime in the future!

    May 2014
  • Peter was an impeccable host. A last-minute cancellatino freed up the Clock Tower on my husband's birthday. Peter kindly let us use the space for a dinner party. What an amazing evening! Peter joined us for a glass of champagne, shaing stories of the tower and London. We hope to come back for future stays, and highly recommend this unique home as a wonderful place to stay.

    May 2014
  • My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. We arrived on the Eurostar from Paris with just two days of our vacation remaining before our return to the US. What a delightful end to our vacation. Peter was an excellent host and the accommodations were so much nicer than staying in a hotel. The location is so convenient to both the tube station and the train station.

    We loved staying in such a unique and historic location.

    May 2014
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Hello. I am pleased to live in the Clock Tower of St Pancras, part of the fast-growing area which is Kings Cross in Central London. Being so well-connected within London, the UK and Europe, thanks to Eurostar, makes the Clock Tower an ideal base for any visit to London. I am a qualified actuary, nowadays involved in many other things, such as property maintenance and development, beekeeping, tour guiding and taking holidays myself in Airbnb properties elsewhere. I am fond of books and the flat is well-filled with them. I enjoy travel especially to Turkey, music, Mathematics and the cultural opportunities presented by our capital city. I have an interest in sundials and their design. My flat is always ready for visitors. I like to keep it clean and uncluttered, such as you would expect in a good hotel space. The motto on my sundial - Numquam advenit dies crastinus - tomorrow never comes. Seize the moment while you can.
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