25 Airbnb Houseboats In London - Updated 2023

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London is a city that needs very little introduction. The fabled capital of the United Kingdom is instantly recognizable and has been captivating imaginations and inducing wanderlust for centuries. Despite its great age, London still brims with youthful energy and is a hub of entertainment, art, history, and culture. Watch the play of light streaming off the city’s remarkable architecture from the panoramic London Eye and tour iconic landmarks like Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and Big Ben. Explore the wondrous ancient collections at the British Museum, then plunge into the world of the avant-garde art at the Tate Modern. From watching theater productions in the West End to shopping in Camden Market, London’s notable neighborhoods each have their own distinctive identities and brilliant attractions. There is something for everyone in this city where the timeless appeal and modern allure meld together. With such a number of fantastic places to visit, discover the city for yourself and climb aboard these Airbnb houseboats in London during your stay.

1. Angel (from USD 287)

This houseboat offers a stay as heavenly as its name, Angel. It is moored at St. Katharine Docks Marina in East London, close to several tourist attractions. The Tower of London and Tower Bridge are nearby. There are also plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants worth checking out during your stay. With Tower Hill Underground Station just a 10-minute walk away from the property, you can easily reach more notable places in and around London.

After a long day, rest with the comforts that this rental offers. Central heating and a wood-burning fireplace are provided to keep you warm. There are also Wi-Fi, kitchen essentials, and a high-definition TV provided. Out on the balcony is comfy seating for relaxation and dining furniture for al fresco meals.

Stunning House Boat on St Katharine Dock
40 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast on the deck is amazing 10/10 recommend
beds were super comfortable and waking up onboard was delightful in the cabin bedrooms
Cleanliness:
fantastic modern spacious clean
spacious comfy and incredibly clean
it was so well equipped and everything was so clean and to the higest standard
Host:
both of the hosts m & james were amazing and very friendly and couldn't do enough to help
Location:
plenty of restaurants easily within walking distance and literally feet away from the docks
super central in london and surrounding areas
fantastic location tower bridge on a night is a must to see
lovely & unique stay in an amazing london location
we had a fabulous stay great location
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2. Mili (from USD 182)

Come aboard Mili and experience the best of a riverside getaway. This wide beam canal boat is found on a peaceful and secluded pontoon, providing you with privacy during your vacation. The cozy living space inside the rental is also perfect for you and your loved one. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen as well as a living area with a wood-burning stove. A large floating deck is also found on the property, perfect for relaxing and enjoying wildlife views.

Complete your romantic retreat by exploring the lovely neighborhood of Hackney Wick. It features artist studios, quirky cafes, trendy restaurants, craft breweries, and bars.

Stylish Houseboat Stay in Creative Hackney, London
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
comfort quality cleanliness communication and forethought with nice touches all make this a standout airbnb
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3. Galatée (from USD 126)

Enjoy modern comforts in a unique setting by staying in Galatée, a fully self-contained houseboat suitable for a very small group. Surrounded by natural scenery and local wildlife, it provides a soothing oasis right in the heart of London. Amenities included in this rental are heating, Wi-Fi, and a TV. A private hot tub is also available for guests during the summer. With a little rowboat provided, it offers guests a fun way to explore the waters of Regent’s Canal.

Some points of interest found near the rental are Granary Square and Islington Angel, which features restaurants, theaters, music clubs, and a shopping center.

Private self-contained cabin in houseboat
London, United Kingdom
256 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in houseboat 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had great coffee and lots of breakfast options offered
super warm and cozy space heaters in the living area (single bed) and bedroom (double bed)
although compact the houseboat was quite comfortable and warm a perfect size for the 2 of us
the space was cozy but perfect for a couple
Cleanliness:
unique and clean way to spend your nights in london
the clean staffs the warm rooms and kindly persons made me feel so enjoyable veryyyy recommend coming
the coffee plunger and glasses were cleaned nightly for us which was really appreciated
the bed was incredibly comfortable everything was perfectly clean and the hosts were very nice generous and welcoming
Host:
simon and sarah were very friendly
sarah and simon were both very friendly and helpful hosts
sarah and simon lovely hosts thank-you
the hosts were very accommodating flexible and welcoming
sarah and simon are very kind welcoming and attentive
Location:
the location is perfect while still feeling away from it all
wonderful houseboat in a very central location in london
centrally located so it was very easy to walk and/or take public transit anywhere we wanted to go
fantastic location for walking or the underground
wonderful location great hosts great value quiet location
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4. Well-located houseboat with views of the Tower of London (from USD 365)

Featuring a prime location in an exclusive marina, this houseboat provides a unique starting point for a small group of travelers. It is very close to the Tower of London, not to mention a number of attractions, bars, and restaurants just a walking distance away. Tower Bridge and The Monument are also close to the property.

Inside the rental is a cozy and comfortable living space that is perfect for relaxation after an adventurous day in the city. The place comes with heating for comfort and a TV for entertainment. Amenities such as Wi-Fi, kitchenware, and a crib are available as well.

Amazing Historical Houseboat Sleeps 5 Tower Bridge
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
26 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
had the most wonderful stay on st a the boat was immaculately clean and tastefully decorated
Host:
great hosts super helpful
Location:
it’s a fabulous location surrounded by restaurants and bars within easy reach of central london
great stay in unique accommodation and fabulous location
great location - st katherine’s dock is a great base
really grea place - amazing location and perfect for a few days in london
location is amazing but the boat itself made the trip
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5. Tower Bridge Houseboat with a classic London view (from USD 1450)

Wake up to the sound of gentle waves and the breathtaking view of Tower Bridge. This luxurious rental was formerly the ‘HMS Harpy,’ an Edwardian Customs & Excise, and is now a wonderful accommodation filled with modern comforts. This houseboat in London can accommodate up to ten guests, and the space is composed of four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a fully-functioning kitchen, and a spacious salon. Every room provides stunning views of the London skyline, from Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf.

Tower Bridge 5* Houseboat: London's best view
Greater London, United Kingdom
59 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views are superb as are the facilities on board
the harpy was well equipped with a good kitchen fast internet sonos and skytv
the harpy was amazing clean comfortable with all the amenities that you would ever want or need
the cabins were very comfortable the living room area and kitchen were unmatched
Cleanliness:
we came and left with clean clothes a nice change from most trips
andrew is a consummate host and the harpy itself is magnificent — clean spacious and perfectly appointed
Host:
let me be more specific:* the host has clearly taken this on as his passion
most of all andrew our wonderful host will be remembered for years to come
andrew is a consummate host ensuring everything was absolutely perfect throughout our stay
andrew was an outstanding host from start to finish and made sure we had everything we needed
andrew is a very good host
Location:
relaxing accommodation close to everything
restaurants and groceries nearby easy walk to the metro
while within walking distance to whatever you could want the area was secure and quiet at night
the location is amazing and really has a wow factor
so this is an amazing place located at an amazing location with amazing views and an amazing host
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6. “Barbara,” beautiful narrowboat in central London (from USD 182)

A colorful style and convenient amenities make the “Barbara” a delightful place to stay in London. The gorgeous narrowboat is spacious and bright, and can provide accommodation for up to four guests. Inside this wonderful accommodation, you will find a cozy bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, a comfortably furnished lounge and dining area, and a compact bathroom.

Beautiful narrowboat central london
124 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed lovely bedding flowers toast and jam
had a lovely time on ‘barbara’ both spacious and cozy
it was a lovely touch to have a vase of roses on the table too
Cleanliness:
excellent communication easy to find clean and a unique way to experience the city of london
beds were very comfortable; sheets pillows and towels were clean and fresh high quality
clean well equipped quirky and great location
boat was very clean with lovely white linens adding to a great nights sleep
hi the boat was charming clean and comfortable
Host:
the boat is beautiful and sam was an excellent host
sam is a wonderful host with great care and attention to detail
sam has been a wonderful host
sam was the perfect host
big thanks to sam for being the perfect host x
Location:
good location for central london
great location right near paddington station
beautifully tranquil location in a bustling and central part of london
barbara was situated in little venice which is an ideal location
great venue in a great location
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7. “Jessie,” the narrowboat in Little Venice (from USD 247)

This delightful narrowboat named “Jessie” has a cheerful atmosphere and cozy comforts. The small boat is bright, charming, and luxurious, and can accommodate up to four guests. Inside the boat is a compact galley filled with convenient appliances, a modern bathroom, three snug beds, and a stylish living area. Watch canal boats stream past in the picturesque Little Venice area, and explore the many restaurants, bars, and shops that are tucked into the area around Browning Island.

JESSIE the narrowboat in Little Venice
607 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast on the fore deck was memorable and perfect
meg left lots of nice breakfast bits and for a small space - jessie is well equipped
jessie is comfortable and cosy and a practical solution for a stay in london
he *just* fit in the bed but could walk around easily (didn't need to crouch)
there are two exciting bridges on the canal near paddington the rolling bridge and the fan bridge
Cleanliness:
jessie is a clean comfortable and cosy boat
what a find cosy warm immaculately clean and well equipped narrowboat jessie
everything on jessie was as described and very clean
the boat is clean tidy and practical even with two children in tow
Host:
msg was nothing more than the perfect host
meg the owner leaves wonderful touches like a wonderful loaf of bread some eggs
meg is a great host
fantastic host - very responsive to questions even at slightly unsociable hours
perfect in every way and meg is a wonderful host
Location:
the location is brilliant
great location within walking distance of paddington station
the location is perfect
great location & all round lovely break in this narrow boat
perfect location to explore london from
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8. Secluded houseboat in Kings Cross (from USD 247)

There is nothing better than a secluded houseboat to enjoy a relaxed and peaceful stay. Live your dream as you unwind in the sunny wheelhouse to watch the quiet canal life. The houseboat is equipped with a double bed and a single bed and can accommodate up to five people. Feel free to whip up a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The outdoor space comes with a hammock for maximum relaxation. Or, you can simply sit on a chair and enjoy your wine while admiring the views of the river.

Live the Dream on Secluded Houseboat on Private Mooring
London, United Kingdom
63 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well designed attractive interior comfy beds
we have even been provided with some breakfast food and some goodies like coke and coffee
some kwirky points such as the chemical toilet but all part of the adventure
Cleanliness:
the galatée is clean cosy dry relaxing and convenient place to stay while in london
Host:
lovely neighbors and hosts
sarah and simon are really kind people
the boat is the hosts' home and is beautifully decorated and organised
very kind & helpful hosts
the hosts were also really friendly and very helpful
Location:
great location too it’s close to everything
the location is safe and conveniently close to kings cross station
nice and spacious; very tranquil location; great transport links nearby
we really enjoyed our stay in this peaceful location
great location and boat for those that want something a little different
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9. Boutique narrowboat in central London (from USD 182)

Enjoy a romantic getaway aboard this gorgeous narrowboat named “Velvet Morning.” Four guests can luxuriate in the peaceful atmosphere aboard this spacious and elegant rental. Stylishly furnished, the boat has two beds, a bright bathroom, a modern kitchen, a dining area, and a lounge. Sophisticated touches, like the spacious claw-foot tub, fuel stove, and king-sized bed, also contribute to the luxe ambiance. This is one boat accommodation in London you should check out.

Boutique Central London Narrowboat
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
236 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also we loved the clifton garden cafe called the quince tree for breakfast
weather was perfect so we didn't have to worry about heaters or cooling
really good everything on kitchen sitting area bathroom and bedroom
Cleanliness:
it' feels a little adventurous but it's also clean cozy and convenient
the beds are super comfy and the barge itself was clean and well maintained
the boat was clean and well stocked with everything you need for your stay
it was very clean well equipped and attention to detail was magnificent
the barge is very clean and cosy with all the equipment you need
Host:
great helpful host
thank you for being such a great host
sam is a really nice host
sam is an amazing host very responsive
sam was a great host and showed great hospitality
Location:
excellent location quirky fun accommodation
great location in little venice
very friendly neighbourhood close to everything
likely a nice place to stay in spring and summer
hyde park about 25 min walk perfect
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10. Comfortable houseboat with a fully equipped kitchen (from USD 78)

Book this comfortable houseboat for a nice stay in central London. The houseboat features a spacious bedroom with a comfortable bed for two people maximum. Wake up to the sounds of nature calling you, including the sound of the water and the birds singing. Make your morning coffee and prepare a hearty breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen. Refresh yourself in the modern bathroom. There is also an indoor fireplace to keep you warm all day long when the weather gets cold.

Cosy HouseBoat for Leisure on London Regents Canal
London, England, United Kingdom
89 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a really nice alternetive to a room
Cleanliness:
very clean and cosy
the boat house is clean and well equipped with many thoughtful details
i have just had a great experience on ana's boat the boat was warm clean and nicely decorated
Host:
anna is an awesome host
anna was very helpful and accommodating with fast responses
anna is a lovely host very welcoming and responsive when we had questions
she was very welcoming and kindly showed me the boat and gave me many helpful suggestions
anna was a very sweet and gracious host
Location:
anna's boat is a cute place to stay in a great location
cozy house boat in a great location to easily access central london as well as many hip places
i suggest this location for everyone who would like to prove new and romantic experince in london
absolutely great stay at a total different location than usual
very cozy and beautiful location but got a bit cold inside
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11. Modern rental with an indoor fireplace

This modern houseboat can comfortably sleep up to two guests, making it ideal for solo travelers and couples wanting to enjoy a relaxing getaway. The place features a daybed that can be converted to a cozy double bed for a restful sleep. For your dining needs, the rental comes with a fully equipped kitchen to make cooking convenient. The spacious back deck is the perfect place to enjoy your delicious breakfast while you marvel at the stunning waters. At night, you can cozy up by the fireplace with a hot beverage and a good read.

Urban retreat around the London waterways!
London, England, United Kingdom
32 reviews Superhost
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
foodies will be delighted i was able to whip up some wonderful meals in the well appointed kitchen
Host:
a very friendly and welcoming host who went out of her way to make sure everything went smoothly
our host has always been attentive available precise and responsive
amanda is an amazing host she was always there to help in person and via messenger
Location:
the area looks sketchy but literally right around the corner is super high class dining and recreation
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12. Beautifully restored 1908 Dutch barge

A charming accommodation for couples or solo travelers, this wonderful boat is simple and sophisticated. Aboard this refurbished 1908 Dutch barge is a cozy cabin and bathroom. Close to the attractions, pubs, and restaurants in Central London, this boat moves between the Regent’s and Hertford Union canals.

Beautiful restored 1908 Dutch barge
London, England, United Kingdom
31 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
much better than staying in a boring old hotel room excellent
thank you rosie for making out stay so comfortable
Cleanliness:
she left clean towels and bed linen fruit and breakfast bits
Host:
she was the perfect host
rise the host is an amazing person and extremely helpful and responsive
rose was a brilliant host
rose is incredibly helpful and kind she went above and beyond what i expect from an airbnb host
rose is a lovely host makes you feel very welcome
Location:
located close to one of the central train stations and really good restaurants and bars
amazing quirky little barge in a perfect location
if you are looking for a unique comfortable and central place to stay this place is it
roses barge is located beside a beautiful park is so cosy and has alot of character
the location is amazing unique experience and great way to see london and all of its neighborhoods
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13. Comfortable houseboat for solo travelers

This comfortable houseboat situated on a canal in London is perfect for solo travelers, featuring a cozy double bed for a good night’s rest. It comes with a private shower room, so you can conveniently freshen up after a day of sightseeing. With a kitchen that is equipped with a stove, oven, and other cooking basics, you can prepare delicious meals during your stay. The living room has a cozy sofa, which is ideal for relaxing with a cup of coffee.

Comfy London Canal Houseboat: Rental or Staycation
London, England, United Kingdom
23 reviews Superhost
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so much nicer than staying in a faceless hotel room
Host:
anna was very friendly and accommodating
anna's boat is really cosy clean and anna was very welcoming thanks again for hosting us ;)
had a lovely stay anna was so helpful and its a great experience
incredibly pleasant and helpful all
Location:
great location for visiting sites in london
a great and unique place to stay in london
we had an entire park feel like our back garden
recommended experience the boat was moored in a prime location
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14. Contemporary houseboat with everything you need

Escape from the usual stay in London. Instead, stay aboard this contemporary houseboat, for a wonderful and unique experience. Nestled on a private, gated mooring, the houseboat offers one bedroom and one private bathroom to accommodate up to two guests. There are three decks you can enjoy throughout the day. Sip your morning coffee on the front deck. In the afternoon, enjoy your tea on the back deck. Finally, relax over a glass of wine on the rooftop deck area in the evening.

Other facilities to be enjoyed include an indoor fireplace and an equipped kitchen. One thing to note, this is one of the houseboats for rent on the Thames, so you should expect the slight movement of the tide every now and then.

Luxury Houseboat Living in London
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
24 reviews
Private room in houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is small but perfect with a comfy bed and private bathroom
i would definitely recommend this place if you want something different from a traditional / boring hotel room
small room but comfortable to sleep in
Host:
also the hosts are simply the best
hosts are cheerful and upbeat
beautifully decorated and friendly hosts
the boat is just beautiful as are the hosts
marie and pete were amazing hosts that even shared with us their special engagement moment
Location:
fantastic location train and bus at your door step
we liked the location: quiet in a nice area and still easy to reach all places of interest
the boat is docked in a beautiful location but isn't near much
so the location is nearly perfect especially for me as a chelsea fc supporter
amazing place to stay in london unique quiete and easy to commute to city center
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15. Beautiful narrowboat by RBG Kew Gardens

A tranquil escape in a private marina in Kew, the “Briar” is a beautiful narrowboat filled with comfort. This picturesque boat has two beds, a modern bathroom, a compact kitchen equipped with convenient amenities, and a quaintly furnished lounge. Close to the remarkable Kew Gardens, the Briar is moored on a private pontoon with a river footpath that leads along quiet banks to restaurants and shops.

Beautiful narrowboat by RBG Kew Gardens
26 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests

16. Canal retreat in Little Venice

This charming boat provides a cozy, quiet escape. Located in Little Venice, this quaint accommodation is picturesque, simple, and comfy. Two guests can stay in this charismatic boat, which has a lush bed, a snug bathroom, a modern kitchen, and a charming rooftop deck. Little Venice is home to many canal boats, and there are a plethora of waterside cafes and pubs tucked along the river banks.

Canal retreat in Little Venice

17. Entire Dutch barge in stunning central basin

Filled with modern amenities and comfortable furnishings, this spacious barge provides a unique guest experience. The two-bedroom property can accommodate up to four guests, and consists of two beds, a modern bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen, and a large living area perfect for relaxing. Located in the Blackwall Basin, the barge provides magnificent views of Canary Wharf.

Entire Dutch barge in stunning central basin

18. One-bedroom floating home by Tower Bridge

From this lovely floating home you can enjoy beautiful views of the breathtaking skyline of London and enjoy close proximity to one of the city’s most iconic sights, Tower Bridge. A wonderful accommodation for couples or solo travelers, the bright and cozy accommodation can host up to two people. Inside the wooden cabin is a snug bed, a compact bathroom, a kitchen, and a dining area. The boat also has Wi-Fi. Located in St. Katharine’s dock, there are many restaurants, pubs, and attractions nearby.

1 Bedroom Floating Home by Tower Bridge!
London, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

19. Cozy Dutch houseboat, close to London

Welcome to this Dutch-style houseboat that guarantees a tranquil and cozy stay, close to the vibrant city of London. Equipped with one bedroom and one bathroom, the houseboat is the perfect urban oasis for solo travelers or couples. Other facilities that can be found here include an equipped kitchen and a living room, where you can relax and recharge your energy.

Cosy Dutch House Boat Close to London
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
210 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heaters worked awesome the small pub down the river had great food
the bed was extremely comfortable and a good size for 2 adults
the living space is so homey and comfortable and cute and there was definitely enough space to relax
this is a houseboat so the space is small but very comfortable
the bed was quite comfortable as well
Cleanliness:
clean and well equipped
space was very clean and cozy
very clean and well maintained boat house
very clean and quiet get away
it’s very clean and cozy
Host:
lovely hosts
friendly and very helpful hosts
a wonderful boat with lovely hosts
amazing hosts that are very attentive
nice barge with nice host
Location:
easy walk to the bus station
bus into town is easy
pubs and shops a short walk away but ideal and tranquil location
if you want to just relax get away from the “busy” of life this place is ideal
slept like logs the local bus is frequent and takes you to uxbridge station
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20. Idyllic houseboat for three

Comfortably accommodating up to three guests, this lovely houseboat features a queen-sized bed that can ensure a good night’s rest. It is situated on Tagg’s Island and offers direct access to the lagoon and River Thames. There is a spacious deck where guests can admire gorgeous views of the water and lush trees while they enjoy their morning coffee. The rental has a comfortable lounging area with a cozy sofa and a large TV, so you can enjoy an entertaining movie before going to bed. A full kitchen is available for whipping up delectable meals.

Idyllic Houseboat on Private Island, Hampton Court
Taggs Island, Hampton, London, United Kingdom
33 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it was spotlessly clean and a beautiful oasis of calm after a busy day at hampton court
Host:
gillian and lac were very responsive when i asked questions
property is wonderful as are the owners
gillian and lac were great communicators and super friendly hosts
gillian and lac were so friendly and accommodating
Location:
beautiful spot with great walks near by
we would recommend a visit to hampton court palace walking distance from the house boat
only 10 minutes walk from hampton court with its charming high street
bushy park was a few minutes from the island and a great place for walking
check this houseboat out as a comfortable option close to london
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21. Aesthetically pleasing houseboat with a kitchen

This lovely houseboat boasts well-lit interiors and aesthetically pleasing furnishings. It can comfortably accommodate up to four guests, featuring a double bed, a single sofa bed in the living room, and a study area that can be converted to a sleeping area. With a gourmet kitchen, you can easily whip up delicious meals while you are here. The private bathroom has a shower, sink, and a chemical toilet, so you can keep fresh. An indoor fireplace is also available to keep you warm on chilly nights.

Life on the water in buzzing East London
England, United Kingdom
Houseboat 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

22. Private room with access to a roof deck garden

By staying in this private room aboard Freedom, you can enjoy lovely views of the water as soon as you wake up. The well-furnished houseboat also comes with access to a roof deck garden where you can relax and take in more sweeping vistas of the surroundings. The houseboat is usually shared with the host, but it is spacious enough to let you experience a comfortable stay. Modern comforts include Wi-Fi, a wood-burning fireplace, and a high-definition TV with Netflix. Board games are also provided for added entertainment.

Commandeered by the host, Freedom moves location every certain number of days. So enjoy cruising in and around London during your stay!

Freedom Canal Studio: Captain's Cabin
5 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in houseboat 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
david was a great host
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23. Pet-friendly rental in East London

Cozy and well-refurbished, this houseboat offers a relaxing place to stay for your solo retreat or romantic getaway with a loved one. As it is a pet-friendly rental, your furbabies are allowed to come along as well. The place is equipped with an indoor fireplace to keep you warm during your time here. In addition to the cooking basics found in the kitchen, there is also a barbecue grill available on the property.

When you’re not lounging in the cozy living space of the rental, you can also explore some restaurants and attractions near the property.

Super cute 45ft narrowboat in East London
9 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
perfect space perfect host perfect location
Location:
we especially loved having the walthamstow marshes literally on our doorstep whilst still being in central london
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24. Cozy houseboat with a top deck

Moored at King’s Cross Coal Drops Yard, this houseboat is suitable for one or two travelers. It features an open-plan living space equipped with an indoor fireplace for warmth and comfort. Home cooks will also find a furnished living kitchen for meal preparation. While there is no Wifi or TV on board, guests can enjoy plenty of attractions and activities for entertainment. The houseboat is also near St. Pancreas Station, which features several platforms, a shopping center, and a coaching facility.

Top deck like no other for extra space to relax .
3 reviews
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the shower was great hot water in seconds and the tank of water lasted us for a week
Host:
david is an excellent host and the accommodation was great
dave the host was super helpful and quick to respond to questions
victoria who moved the boat for us (twice) was also very helpful and super friendly
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25. Floating home near Hampton Court Palace

This lovely, picturesque floating house epitomizes charm! With its bright interior and spectacular panoramas, the recently refurbished “Wot Not” is an ideal accommodation for a relaxing getaway. The house includes two soothing bedrooms, a cheerful kitchen equipped with convenient appliances, a chic bathroom, and a comfortable and cheerful living space. The peaceful rooftop terraces showcase scenic views of Taggs Island, where the house is moored. The apartment is located near Hampton Court Palace, and can accommodate up to four guests.

Floating Home near Hampton Court Palace
Hampton, United Kingdom
23 reviews  Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a charming place to visit with all the expected amenities which make for a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
a fabulous stay in a clean stylish comfortable houseboat
everything was beautifully clean the bed was extremely comfortable and the kitchen was perfectly equipped
hot shower central heating and a super clean home
Host:
the hosts are great and made us feel very welcome
always happy to answer my many questions and very friendly
dominic was a wonderful host (the chocolate gift was much appreciated - thank you so much)
host was brilliant and we had a fantastic time despite the rather wet and windy weather
dominic was incredibly helpful and would recommend anyone to stay in gorgeous house
Location:
fantastic place in a unique location
just loved this place & location
for keen swimmers hampton lido is a short walk away and is a real treat
such a fab place a spacious oasis in the middle of hampton perfect for a weekend away
the most magical place to stay in what feels like a secret location
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Fall in love with London

With some of the world’s best art, entertainment, shopping, and dining experiences, London is a city of unceasing enchantment, perfect for couples looking for romantic things to do. Get acquainted with the charms of this British city and stay awhile. While in the area, why not stay on a boat in London? These vacation rentals put you in the perfect spot to explore the vibrant city. Start planning your trip today!

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Hannah is a freelance writer, list making aficionado, and world traveler currently based in Germany. She is an avid explorer, and believes in creating new experiences to put on her bucket list to...Read more

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