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St Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite

Private room

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1 bedroom

1 bed
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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

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 $42 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $56
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $279 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 air mattress, 3 floor mattresses

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

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
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Tim User Profile
September 2017
A cool place with a unique position.

Tim User Profile
September 2017
Excellent location. Lovely host.

Laura User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely amazing place in an amazing location! Had a really good experience! Would definitely recommend this place!

Cameron User Profile
September 2017
Wow! While Peter and I didn't get to meet staying at his place was an amazing experience. It's quiet, peaceful and I spent the day reading and listening to the BBC (while having a cup of strong English tea)

Jean User Profile
August 2017
Thank you very much for the experience

Adam User Profile
August 2017
The location of this property is seriously hard to beat. From the window, you have a clear view of Kings Cross Station and Euston Road. The service offered by staying in this apartment is fantastic. Not only was Peter a wonderfully helpful host at all times, but the 24hr concierge service always greeted you with politeness. The whole apartment itself is a stunning place to be in such a wild and vibrant city. It is peaceful, beautiful and has everything you could possible need. The guest suite itself has been carefully thought out and it was a relaxing base to chill out in after a day in the busy city. The bed was extremely comfortable dressed in very clean white sheets. The entire room was cleaned to perfection. In the bathroom, there is an great shower and separate bath which felt as if you were stepping into a high-end hotel. The kitchen in the guest suite is small and perfectly formed. It was a delight to have stayed in this guest suite and would highly recommend both the apartment and Peter as a host.

Josephine User Profile
August 2017
Incredible property, really beautiful views and that clock tower room really is something else!

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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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