I want to say how sad i am to hear that you had such an unpleasant stay at our apartment. It appears that as the weather has turned, we are having some humidity issues within the flat, which, although too late for your stay, are being addressed. This will explain the jammed doors, as they are made of solid wood and have been swelling with the change in humidity.
The dirty walls and baseboards however, are not excusable, i will talk to my cleaners and make sure this never happens again.
I want to assure you, Sarah, that it is our home and although we have removed a lot of our personal belongings from it, i hoped that it felt a little more welcoming than a rental. The dining room table is actually a family piece, that we had in our home growing up.
But, i will take your comments onboard and try to make it feel more like a home, i had planned to put up some more artwork, perhaps that will help.
And yes, it is in an ex-council block, in the center of London, which houses a lot of people, but i'm sad to hear that you found it depressing and shabby. I truly love the apartment and the location, having lived in London most of my adult life i have found the mix of people in Rockfield House and Greenwich to be intriguing and welcoming. From the people who were born in the borough, to the students and visitors who are there for the university and the naval college, everyone is there for the same reason, their love of Greenwich. I hope this helps to assure you that the experience you had was out of the ordinary and that you won't be put off from visiting Greenwich again in the future.
All the best Tara x