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.
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 PalaceHampton, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsa charming place to visit with all the expected amenities which make for a comfortable staya fabulous stay in a clean stylish comfortable houseboateverything was beautifully clean the bed was extremely comfortable and the kitchen was perfectly equippedhot shower central heating and a super clean home
Host:the hosts are great and made us feel very welcomealways happy to answer my many questions and very friendlydominic 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 weatherdominic was incredibly helpful and would recommend anyone to stay in gorgeous houseRead more reviewsfantastic place in a unique locationjust loved this place & locationfor keen swimmers hampton lido is a short walk away and is a real treatsuch a fab place a spacious oasis in the middle of hampton perfect for a weekend awaythe most magical place to stay in what feels like a secret location
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 VeniceCentral London Narrowboat, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsbreakfast on the fore deck was memorable and perfectmeg left lots of nice breakfast bits and for a small space - jessie is well equippedjessie is comfortable and cosy and a practical solution for a stay in londonhe *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 bridgejessie is a clean comfortable and cosy boatwhat a find cosy warm immaculately clean and well equipped narrowboat jessieeverything on jessie was as described and very cleanthe boat is clean tidy and practical even with two children in tow
Host:msg was nothing more than the perfect hostmeg the owner leaves wonderful touches like a wonderful loaf of bread some eggsmeg is a great hostfantastic host - very responsive to questions even at slightly unsociable hoursperfect in every way and meg is a wonderful hostRead more reviewsthe location is brilliantgreat location within walking distance of paddington stationthe location is perfectgreat location & all round lovely break in this narrow boatperfect location to explore london from
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 NarrowboatLondon, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsalso we loved the clifton garden cafe called the quince tree for breakfastweather was perfect so we didn't have to worry about heaters or coolingreally good everything on kitchen sitting area bathroom and bedroomit' feels a little adventurous but it's also clean cozy and convenientthe beds are super comfy and the barge itself was clean and well maintainedthe boat was clean and well stocked with everything you need for your stayit was very clean well equipped and attention to detail was magnificentthe barge is very clean and cosy with all the equipment you need
Host:great helpful hostthank you for being such a great hostsam is a really nice hostsam is an amazing host very responsivesam was a great host and showed great hospitalityRead more reviewsexcellent location quirky fun accommodationgreat location in little venicevery friendly neighbourhood close to everythinglikely a nice place to stay in spring and summerhyde park about 25 min walk perfect
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 londonLondon, Greater London, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewscomfortable bed lovely bedding flowers toast and jamhad a lovely time on ‘barbara’ both spacious and cozyit was a lovely touch to have a vase of roses on the table tooexcellent communication easy to find clean and a unique way to experience the city of londonbeds were very comfortable; sheets pillows and towels were clean and fresh high qualityclean well equipped quirky and great locationboat was very clean with lovely white linens adding to a great nights sleephi the boat was charming clean and comfortable
Host:the boat is beautiful and sam was an excellent hostsam is a wonderful host with great care and attention to detailsam has been a wonderful hostsam was the perfect hostbig thanks to sam for being the perfect host xRead more reviewsgood location for central londongreat location right near paddington stationbeautifully tranquil location in a bustling and central part of londonbarbara was situated in little venice which is an ideal locationgreat venue in a great location
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 viewGreater London, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe views are superb as are the facilities on boardthe harpy was well equipped with a good kitchen fast internet sonos and skytvthe harpy was amazing clean comfortable with all the amenities that you would ever want or needthe cabins were very comfortable the living room area and kitchen were unmatchedwe came and left with clean clothes a nice change from most tripsandrew 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 passionmost of all andrew our wonderful host will be remembered for years to comeandrew is a consummate host ensuring everything was absolutely perfect throughout our stayandrew was an outstanding host from start to finish and made sure we had everything we neededandrew is a very good hostRead more reviewsrelaxing accommodation close to everythingrestaurants and groceries nearby easy walk to the metrowhile within walking distance to whatever you could want the area was secure and quiet at nightthe location is amazing and really has a wow factorso this is an amazing place located at an amazing location with amazing views and an amazing host
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 Designer Houseboat in Kings CrossLondon, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewswell designed attractive interior comfy bedswe have even been provided with some breakfast food and some goodies like coke and coffeesome kwirky points such as the chemical toilet but all part of the adventurethe galatée is clean cosy dry relaxing and convenient place to stay while in london
Host:lovely neighbors and hostssarah and simon are really kind peoplethe boat is the hosts' home and is beautifully decorated and organisedvery kind & helpful hoststhe hosts were also really friendly and very helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location too it’s close to everythingthe location is safe and conveniently close to kings cross stationnice and spacious; very tranquil location; great transport links nearbywe really enjoyed our stay in this peaceful locationgreat location and boat for those that want something a little different
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 House Boat on London's Regent's CanalLondon, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsa really nice alternetive to a roomvery clean and cosythe boat house is clean and well equipped with many thoughtful detailsi have just had a great experience on ana's boat the boat was warm clean and nicely decorated
Host:anna is an awesome hostanna was very helpful and accommodating with fast responsesanna is a lovely host very welcoming and responsive when we had questionsshe was very welcoming and kindly showed me the boat and gave me many helpful suggestionsanna was a very sweet and gracious hostRead more reviewsanna's boat is a cute place to stay in a great locationcozy house boat in a great location to easily access central london as well as many hip placesi suggest this location for everyone who would like to prove new and romantic experince in londonabsolutely great stay at a total different location than usualvery cozy and beautiful location but got a bit cold inside
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 bargeLondon, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsmuch better than staying in a boring old hotel room excellentthank you rosie for making out stay so comfortableshe left clean towels and bed linen fruit and breakfast bits
Host:she was the perfect hostrise the host is an amazing person and extremely helpful and responsiverose was a brilliant hostrose is incredibly helpful and kind she went above and beyond what i expect from an airbnb hostrose is a lovely host makes you feel very welcomeRead more reviewslocated close to one of the central train stations and really good restaurants and barsamazing quirky little barge in a perfect locationif you are looking for a unique comfortable and central place to stay this place is itroses barge is located beside a beautiful park is so cosy and has alot of characterthe location is amazing unique experience and great way to see london and all of its neighborhoods
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 LondonGreater London, England, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe room is small but perfect with a comfy bed and private bathroomi would definitely recommend this place if you want something different from a traditional / boring hotel roomsmall room but comfortable to sleep in
Host:also the hosts are simply the besthosts are cheerful and upbeatbeautifully decorated and friendly hoststhe boat is just beautiful as are the hostsmarie and pete were amazing hosts that even shared with us their special engagement momentRead more reviewsfantastic location train and bus at your door stepwe liked the location: quiet in a nice area and still easy to reach all places of interestthe boat is docked in a beautiful location but isn't near muchso the location is nearly perfect especially for me as a chelsea fc supporteramazing place to stay in london unique quiete and easy to commute to city center
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
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
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
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
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 LondonUxbridge, United Kingdom
Top guest reviewsthe heaters worked awesome the small pub down the river had great foodthe bed was extremely comfortable and a good size for 2 adultsthe living space is so homey and comfortable and cute and there was definitely enough space to relaxthis is a houseboat so the space is small but very comfortablethe bed was quite comfortable as wellclean and well equippedspace was very clean and cozyvery clean and well maintained boat housevery clean and quiet get awayit’s very clean and cozy
Host:lovely hostsfriendly and very helpful hostsa wonderful boat with lovely hostsamazing hosts that are very attentivenice barge with nice hostRead more reviewseasy walk to the bus stationbus into town is easypubs and shops a short walk away but ideal and tranquil locationif you want to just relax get away from the “busy” of life this place is idealslept like logs the local bus is frequent and takes you to uxbridge station
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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