About this listing
The clock tower apartment at St Pancras Station, with two bedrooms bathrooms and kitchens and the clock tower itself. It sits in Scott's gothic revival railway hotel building from 1868.
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 on the top floor looks out over Kings Cross Station.
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 and the best grocery store nearby is Waitrose in the Brunswick Centre.
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 bedroom is also unsuitable for anyone for whom there is a problem with uncurtained large gothic windows. You cannot be seen from outside but the morning sun streams into the room.
There is additional bedding available by prior arrangement if you want an extra bed or mattress in the room. Clean towels and soap/shampoo are provided as standard.
Little things are provided in the flat, 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'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.
This listing is for both the self-contained guest suite with its own bathroom and kitchen and the master double bedroom and en suite bathroom (plus the main Clock Tower room and kitchen). There is central hi-fi throughout the house and a hifi jack in a wall in the room. Both bedrooms have television.
If there are more than 4 of you or you want a different bed arrangement from 2 double beds (eg extra mattresses) please discuss this in advance with me before booking.
Occasionally the flat is used for day functions, evening pop-up restaurants or photo shoots but I shall consult with you about any such appointments. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and lockable doors for security. 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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
If you want to hold a celebration party, please discuss it with me and please be fair to me in following the basic rules. 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.
This is a listing for accommodation. You are of course welcome to take as many photographs as you like but if commercial photography shoots have to be booked separately and a higher rate will apply. Similarly, corporate presentations or product launches or dinners do not come under the tariff for the suite for the night's stay.
Please respect the books and do not touch any except the ones in the rear bedroom which have been left for visitors to look at.
Please take shoes off when going downstairs to the bedrooms.
Peter was an extremely generous host. I would highly recommend the St Pancras Clock Tower - it is an extraordinary venue for any event!
Peter made us feel very welcome. The apartment listing was very accurate and exceeded our expectations. The views if London are spectacular and the flat itself is stunning. An amazing place to stay!
We had a wonderful stay in Peter's incredible clock tower apartment. He made the entire place available for us as it was for our wedding and we couldn't have asked for a more spectacular setting. All of our guests were blown away by the surroundings. Great value and I definitely would recommend to my friends and family for a friendly place to stay in central London.
Our host was more than just welcoming - he went out of his way to do nice things for us. I feel we have made a friend.
The location was highly convenient for travel any where in London as well as across the UK and even Paris.
The tower is very special and we feel privileged to have stayed there.
Peter's flat is a very unique place in London and we were fortunate to host a party there for a special occasion (30th birthday party), which will be unforgettable! Peter kindly offered to re-arrange the clock tower room based on my preferences ( chairs, carpets etc) and took the time to explain how the music system worked in each of the rooms. I was able to use the 2 ovens to bake cakes in the hours leading to the party, the kitchens were fully equipped and very clean too. The 2 rooms are decorated with a lot of taste and the many books on the shelves are a testimony for the culturally rich atmosphere of the flat. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a unique experience in London.
Nous venons de passer 4 jours dans l'appartement incroyable de Peter. L'endroit est vraiment magique et nous n'avons pas été déçu ! Peter est charmant, il a été aux petits soins avec nous, venant même nous accueillir à la gare et veillant à que tout se passe bien. Nous espérons bien pouvoir revenir bientôt !
We had a fantastic evening at the Clocktower for a special dinner party. The building and apartment are stunning, and fully equipped for everything we needed. Peter was kind, accommodating and extremely helpful. A visit is highly recommended!
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About the Host, Peter
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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