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3 Bed Exclusive Central London Apt

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A 3 bedroom Gothic fantasy of bricks and spires

Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Natural History Museum – all are visual icons of London, built by Victorians whose aspirations knew no boundaries - but those are not for rent. With them sits St Pancras Chambers, a gothic fantasy of bricks and spires.

The building, designated as a national historic landmark (Grade 1 listed) incorporates the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (5 star Marriott), St Pancras Chambers (private apartments such as this) and Kings Cross St Pancras underground and train station below - the most interconnected train hub in London (6 tube lines inc direct access to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports plus direct trains to Edinburgh, Paris and Brussels!)

LOCATION:

On the edge of fashionable Bloomsbury and well connected by underground, it is the perfect hub from which to explore London's sights. Restaurants, pubs and shops can be found in abundance both in the building and adjacent hotel as well as the general vicinity.

The perfect base to explore all that London has to offer.

THE APARTMENT:

This apartment is on the top two floors of St Pancras Chambers. Residents also have access to hotel facilities at additional cost (inc Spa, Pool and Gym)

The apartment is over the 4th and 5th floors of the building. There are two guest double bedrooms on the 4th floor (one ensuite) and third mezzanine room above the living room which is typically used as a third bedroom (it has 2 foldout single sofa beds which can be put side by side for a double). If not needed as a third bedroom, the mezzanine has also in the past been used as a reading room or as a kids play area (we have plenty of board games and puzzles).

We have 2 further foldout mattresses and one travel cot available on request. These can be placed in either bedroom.

The 5th floor area is an open plan Kitchen/Living Room.

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIMES

Check-in is typically any time after 4pm and Check-out strictly by 10am. I will certainly try to be flexible and it depends very much on how tight the turnaround is between your booking and the ones before and after. If your needs require an early check-in for example, I have often accommodated the needs of the tenants where possible but this must be by prior arrangement so please email me about your needs and I will try my best to accommodate.

BEFORE REQUESTING A BOOKING, PLEASE READ THIS:

Please remember, this is not a business. We are welcoming you into our own home. While we use it ourselves when we are in London, we have started to make it available when we are not! Please treat it as you would your own.

We have had some wonderful people stay here since we started making our apartment available and we would like to keep up that record. When you contact us, please tell us something about yourself, and your plans in London. Empty booking requests will be ignored.

MINIMUM BOOKING REQUIREMENTS:

Please note that our standard booking period is a minimum of three days. However, in shoulder season periods, we do accept 2 night bookings but with a 20% surcharge. Thanks for your understanding.

More Details

About Us

Ben Harrison
HandsFreeLettings
The Oaks, Old Road
OX3 8TA Oxford
HandsFreeLettings, 09276320
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Hands Free Lettings
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Hands Free Lettings

HandsFreeLettings manages upmarket residences on behalf of owners who themselves use their apartments but enjoy sharing their properties rather than leaving them empty when they are away. We specialise in high-end flats with a luxury but homely feel.

Hands Free Lettings purchased this apartment in 2013

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is a great location from which to see the city, and the building itself is stunning. It is a very safe building, too. We loved the 24/7 coverage at the front desk. The apartment is really comfortable, with a lot more space than I expected. Two large bathrooms and two large bedrooms were a happy surprise! The loft area was nice for sleeping too. The kitchen had everything we needed for the bit of cooking we did, and best of all, it has a FANTASTIC supply of coffee and tea! The family games were fun to play when we were in for the night. Thanks so much for your thoughtful attention to detail, Yaz! We definitely highly recommend this apartment!
May 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kings Cross in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite to Master Bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    2nd Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , We can also add a mattress or baby travel cot if needed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom can also take a further mattress if needed
    Mezzanine Sleeping Area - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Loft style living: 2 chair beds that convert into 2 singles
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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3 Bed Exclusive Central London Apt
average rating of 4.979592 based on 53 reviews
5

Great London Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Excellent London flat. The access to all the major tube lines and the Eurostar is a huge plus. And I cannot say enough about working with Ben and the management team. Very responsive and attentive. Even going above and beyond and assisting me when Ihad ordered tickets to a soccer match. Great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unique experience in historical building

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five really enjoyed our stay at the St Pancras apartments. Well appointed flat with everything travelers need. Prime location that was a easy Tube or Uber ride away from the action. 24 hour doorman made us feel secure. The building and surrounding hotel and train station are stunning. Very good value choice. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice but not spectacular

  • 4 of 5

The good bits: the owner's rep was responsive and everything was in order for our arrival. The book provided regarding the apartment is very useful and addresses most questions. The building is one of our favorites in London and offers convenience for those taking advantage of Eurostar to Paris and other public transit. The access to the neighboring hotel and the various shops and amenities of the St. Pancras station is a distinct advantage over other properties. Porters at The Cambers (available 24 hours a day) were friendly and helpful when we needed them. The apartment itself is relatively large for London and the two bedrooms on the first level (4th floor) are spacious and the bathrooms are well appointed. The living/dining area is on the second level (5th floor) and the kitchen is exactly what you'd need for a holiday stay (including a very generous supply of coffee pods).

The less than stellar bits: the apartment needs some care and maintenance - carpet is loose and rolled up in a few places, two lights were out (with electrical cords hanging out) and the mattresses have some nasty stains. There is a mix of owners property in various closets (including clothing etc) - fine for a lower end apartment but not something you'd expect to see at a higher end place like this. The washing machine is small and the dryer function does not really do the job (best to use the Zipjet laundry service recommended in the book). The loft (aka third bedroom) is open to the kitchen and living area - ok if those intending to sleep there are last to go to bed but if not, you'll need to plan to have them sleep elsewhere or spend your evenings in one of the lower bedrooms.

While we enjoyed our time there, we will be staying elsewhere the next time we're in London. Perhaps our expectations were too high based on the location and rate.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to respond. The apartment has since been upgraded with new beds and new super comfy mattresses (on which the owner spent a sizeable sum!). As for your other comments, it is important to remember that the owner uses this apartment himself and rents it out when he is out of the country. As such, there is one cupboard with his belongings (clearly labelled). All other cupboards are for exclusive guest use.
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5

Excellent all the way around

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great spot from which my family of 5 could explore the fabulous city of London! My kids (15, 13, 9) loved the Harry Potter connection too. It was so comfortable and so convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent apartment - fantastic iconic building

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this great apartment. 4 adults, 3 children on a visit to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Apartment in a great location for tube and main line stations, well equipped and very comfortable. Appreciated welcome pack on arrival. Would not hesitate to stay again - highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous location - felt right at home.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location of this apartment. Great to be able to take advantage of the hotel amenities and its location while still having a home base with it's own kitchen and living room. Great place to relax and play board games with your family. Great jumping off place for your London adventures.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Restaurant
Plenty of restaurants in the building and area.
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in St Pancras Station complex itself thus has easy access to all the shops and restaurants in the building.

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