Waking up for the morning commute can be a drag, especially in cities where soaring property prices prevent us from being able to live closer to work.
With that in mind, a flat just above one of the country’s biggest transport hubs sounds pretty ideal!
AirBnB customers can now rent two rooms in an apartment directly above St Pancras station, enjoying stunning views of London and an incredible location for less than half the price of a room at the local St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
If that weren’t enough, the owner will even set you up with your own Oyster Card!
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the tower is modelled after Italian bell towers, but never held any bells of its own. What it does have is plenty of grand features, including Gothic windows, a 10m high ceiling and an original 19th century staircase.
The two double bedrooms are treated as separate listings with their own facilities. Each ‘suite’ features a double bedroom, an ensuite, a living area with a sofa, table and TV, a small kitchen/ dining area and a shower.
Given that the rooms are available for just £110 a night, you would be forgiven for feeling a tad suspicious. After all, wouldn’t being above such a busy hub keep the flat filled with noise?
“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…” says the listing, though it also states that light sleepers should be wary before booking.
Another potential issue is being woken up by glaring light.
“The bedroom is also unsuitable for anyone for whom there is a problem with uncurtained large Gothic windows, the listing continues.
“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.”
Interested in booking a night’s stay? The St Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite is available to rent now on AirBnB!
Stephen heads the team for marketing, media and research at Plentific. He loves sharing insight and advice for the home services market. He has a keen interest in property renovations after successfully completing a number of property projects.