St Pancras Clock Tower Master Suite

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Private room in condominium (condo) hosted by Pete

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1.5 shared baths
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A double bedroom on the lower (4th) floor of the clock tower at St Pancras Station. It has its own en suite bathroom. You are welcome to use the main kitchen and the clock tower, unless there are events being held there which I will tell you about.

The space
The Space

The apartment is in the clock tower above St Pancras International Station. This is one of two double bedrooms in the apartment, the other one being a self-contained guest suite normally occupied by other Airbnb guests.

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 apartment 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. The en suite bathroom is not separate but on a platform within the bedroom. You cannot be seen from outside but the morning sun streams into the room and there are floodlights on the outside of the building to highlight the landmark.

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 a church bell tower but never held bells. The clock never has and does not ring.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
TV
Elevator
Washer
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
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Where you’ll be

London, England, United Kingdom

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.

Hosted by Pete

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Tim and I live in the Clock Tower of St Pancras Chambers. 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 in Airbnb properties. 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 home is always welcoming to friends and family. We like to keep it as clean and uncluttered as possible. The motto on our sundial - Numquam advenit dies crastinus - tomorrow never comes. Seize the moment while you can.
Tim and I live in the Clock Tower of St Pancras Chambers. 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…

During your stay

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 2300, 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. Groups exceeding 15 must provide the cost of extra security about 100 pounds.

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 Events

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.
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…

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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets

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No carbon monoxide alarm
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