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St Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite
St Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite


Private room

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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

The apartment is in the clock tower above St Pancras International Station. This guest suite with a double bedroom on the 4th floor looks out over Kings Cross Station. The apartment has another double bedroom, also on the 4th floor being used by the owner or by other guests. This guest suite has all its own facilities not shared with others including in addition to the bed, a living area, a small kitchen/dining area and its own bathroom and shower.

As the apartment is on the 4th and 5th floors 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 use the main kitchen on the 5th floor. Or contact me with an enquiry and I will let you know.

Little things are provided in the apartment, such as a hairdryer, international plug adaptors and umbrellas. Let me know if you need London Oyster cards for public transport (electronic cards for you to use and top up) or a UK SIM loaded cellphone.

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. On the 5th floor, the clock tower room's height lends itself to some extraordinary events. See YouTube for a video of an aerialist on a rope (Gisele Edwards) or a silk rope artist (ErialC).

Guest access

This listing is for a suite best described as an apartment within an apartment. It is for a 4th floor 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. The kitchen is small but adequate for small meals, breakfasts and microwaving food.

If there are more than 2 of you or you want a different bed arrangement from a double bed (eg extra mattresses) please discuss this in advance with me before booking. As there are a lot of stairs and hazards, I really prefer not to take bookings with children under the age of 9 unless they are very closely supervised by their parents.

Please be aware that you will be sharing the flat with the owner or with other guests. The photographs also show the 5th floor Tower Room. 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 on the 5th floor in the flat and if it is not being used you are welcome to pass time in 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 and please be fair to me in following the basic rules. Any events going beyond 2230 normally require a booking to be made for the whole apartment as it is otherwise unfair on other guests. There may be an additional charge for holding a party depending on the scale and duration. 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.

Unfortunately we have had a few guests take advantage of us and I do therefore take the time to agree a clear timetable both for the party and for the clean-up. I expect guests to adhere to this not only for my benefit but also for the benefit of the neighbours.

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.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Doorman

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $53
Weekend Price: $265 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

This spare bedroom is for guest use as it is more like a self-contained flat. The rest of the house should be respected, though it can be freely used when the host is out. Please don't touch the books apart from those in the guest room. The host does a full clean and will tidy up any leftovers in the fridge after you leave.

Please take off outdoor shoes before going down to the bedroom.

Please - no smoking inside the flat.

Please use the words "long corridor" in your first message to me, so I can appreciate that you have read these notes.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Entry is on the 5th floor (elevator accessible) but bedroom is then downstairs on theh 4th
Potential for noise - About 5% of guests notice the rumbling of trains (just normal for the centre of large cities)
Pet(s) live on property
No parking on property - I can arrange with neighbors sometimes to get a parking space for 25 per day
Some spaces are shared - The main clock tower room is shared with me or other guests and occasionally we hold functions there

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
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Veronica User Profile
June 2017
The location is perfect, in the gorgeous St Pancras building across from King's Cross Station with a 24-hour concierge and everything you need just steps away in terms of shops, pubs, and trains. Peter is a great host, always asked about our day and recommended different things based on what we might like. Truly felt as though we were staying with friends. Highly recommend and hope to stay here again!

Danyang User Profile
June 2017
Peter is very nice. Great communication. Though he is in Mongolia so that we didn't meet, he contacted us days before we arrived in London about how to check in. We lived into the guest room on June 6, when the terrorist attack happened, we were sleeping in the apartment after exhausting wedding photography in the daytime. When I woke up in the middle of the night, I received Peter's message asking whether we are OK. The apartment is fabulous. St. Pancras tower itself is an amazing architecture, just can't believe we live in it. At first I wanted to book the master room but it was already booked. The guest room is also great, my husband likes it even more. It has a small kitchen and clean bathroom. My husband's toenail was hurt so we had to stay in the apartment most of the time during 3 days. It feels like home. Oh the location of the apartment can't be better. Very close to the king cross station and the library of London, one mile away from the British museum. Bus stop and subway station are just super close to the building. Love it!

Linda User Profile
June 2017
The clock tower is just in incredible. My husband and I stayed here on the night before and the night of our wedding, and it was the perfect place to get ready. Lots of space and beautiful light streaming in from all sides. You can really feel that this is someone's home and not just an empty shell rented out to Airbnb guests - it makes it more of a magical and welcoming place to stay. Peter was lovely and really easy to communicate with despite being on the other side of the world for a short trip. We felt at home and would love to stay here again for our anniversary some time! :-)
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.
Response from Peter:
Book early, book often as they might say! Thanks Linda.
June 2017

Jodi User Profile
May 2017
We stayed in the studio apartment. Everything one needs for a longer stay is there in the flat. The kitchen is well equipped with excellent quality appliances. The bathroom is enormous with a tub separate shower and loads of storage. The view is beautiful and the location perfectly central. At least 5 tube lines run through Kings Cross and it is a straight shot to and from Heathrow on the Piccadilly line. Just remember to book early as it is often booked! For good reason!

Alex User Profile
May 2017
The first thing to say is that this place is enormous. We just stayed one night and, being local, were able to bring some food to eat in and share with a couple of friends. We stayed in the Guest Suite which is, as the description says, a large studio flat which takes up half of the lower floor of the larger apartment. The Guest Suite has its own kitchen and table that easily seats four people. There is a double bed and a sofa bed/seating area with TV, and it has its own bathroom. We were free to roam around the rest of the apartment (excepting the master bedroom which was also booked) and enjoyed sitting in the clock tower room on the upper floor with its double (treble? quadruple?) height ceiling and views out into area around King's Cross. We could have used the main kitchen/dining space on the upper floor for our meal as there was nobody else around for most of the time we were there but the Guest Suite was just fine for our purposes. We would recommend Peter's apartment to anybody visiting London. It is very comfortable (it is five stories above the noise of the streets), is in a great location (particularly if you are arriving at St Pancras or King's Cross!) and the area has great facilities (try the Spiritland Bar for some cool music). Alex and Gail

Rebecca User Profile
May 2017
We had a fantastic short stay in the clock tower guest room and loved it. The location and views can't be beaten. It's not an area of London that we've visited before, the British Library is well worth a visit as are the stations of St Pancras and Kings Cross. Would love to stay again!

Per User Profile
May 2017
The location is very special on the top of the station! But without any disturbance from it. The appartment is very well appointed with anything one could possibly need. We stayed for two weeks, and we plan to return later in the year. Our host, Peter, was very helpful in every way.

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Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.

Hello. Tim and I are pleased to call the Clock Tower of St Pancras our home. This is 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.

We moved to Kings Cross 30 years ago and have seen the area change from a dingy area of deserted rail depots and run-down shops to a district full of new restaurants, hotels and shopping and transport connections.

I am a pensions actuary, but nowadays I am involved in many other things, such as property maintenance and development, charity trusteeships, beekeeping and taking holidays myself in Airbnb properties elsewhere.

As a City of London guide myself, I have a passion about the warp and weft of my town and relish the chance to share this enthusiasm with my guests.

We are fond of books and the flat is well-filled with them. We enjoy travel especially to Turkey, music, Mathematics and the cultural opportunities presented by our capital city. I also have an interest in sundials and their design.

Our flat is always ready for visitors. We like to keep it clean and uncluttered, such as you would expect in a good hotel space. But it is not a hotel - it is a home we like to share with you if you stay. We cannot always be there but we will make you feel welcome whether we are or not.

The motto on our sundial - Numquam advenit dies crastinus - tomorrow never comes. Seize the moment while you can.


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