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10 Luxurious Airbnb Houseboats To Stay On In London

Hannah
Published May 23, 2018

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 timeless appeal and modern allure meld together. Discover London for yourself, and climb aboard these 10 Airbnb houseboat rentals during your stay in the city.

1. Floating home near Hampton Court Palace (from 14 USD)

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

Price: from 14 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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2. “Jessie,” the narrowboat in Little Venice (from 209 USD)

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

Price: from 209 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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3. Boutique narrowboat in central London (from 209 USD)

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.

Boutique Central London Narrowboat

Price: from 209 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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4. Beautiful narrowboat by RBG Kew Gardens (from 56 USD)

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

Price: from 56 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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5. One-bedroom floating home by Tower Bridge (from 132 USD)

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!

Price: from 132 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. “Barbara,” beautiful narrowboat in central London (from 209 USD)

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

Price: from 209 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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7. Tower Bridge Houseboat with a classic London view (from 694 USD)

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. The houseboat 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 Houseboat; a classic London view

Price: from 694 USD

Number of Guests: 10

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8. Beautifully restored 1908 Dutch barge (from 279 USD)

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.

Beautifully restored 1908 Dutch barge

Price: from 279 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Canal retreat in Little Venice (from 105 USD)

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

Price: from 105 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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10. Entire Dutch barge in stunning central basin (from 272 USD)

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

Price: from 272 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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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. Get acquainted with the charms of this British city and stay awhile. 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 the United States. She is an avid explorer, and believes in creating new experiences to put on her bucket...Read more

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