The Glebe House London


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The Glebe House London


The Glebe House London, a boutique Bed & Breakfast, creative hub and events venue in a Grade II listed Georgian coach house.

It's located at the heart of Clapham Old Town, London, opposite a small chapel, adjacent to a churchyard, and alongside a community garden. There has been a church on the site next door since the 12th century. Originally Russells Livery Stables, The Glebe House London was built in 1827. Sold in 1903 to St. Paul’s church next door, Alix bought it from them as a family home in 2006, embarking upon a period of renovation to highlight its Georgian features and transform the passageway through which coach and horses once traveled into a lofty living room.

Alix runs a lively programme of events, including supper club nights, sample sales, yoga classes, acoustic concerts, mindfulness retreats, artists’ talks, exhibitions, and workshops, such as calligraphy and wood carving, utilising the talents of the many craftspeople she has worked with over the years.  Her supper club night, in partnership with the Disappearing Dining Club last year, was hailed by Timeout as one of the coolest things happening in London that weekend.

The house frequently hires out for film and photo shoots, including period dramas, music videos and fashion photography and is available for private hire; it has played host to 50th parties, private dinners and many celebrations. Vivienne Westwood, a neighbour and fan of Glebe, called it “so charming, an oasis of well-being.”

It is also recommended by Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay in the U.K. , and Country Living magazine featured Glebe in their Country in the City feature - “It’s like a peaceful country house surrounded by nature.”



Alix Bateman

Alix Bateman, a former interior designer, antiques dealer and occasional gilder, currently freelance writer for interiors magazines, runs her detached Grade II listed Georgian converted coach house home as a boutique bed and breakfast, creative hub and small events venue.