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11 Luxurious Airbnb Houseboats To Stay On In London - Updated 2019

Hannah
Updated Aug 15, 2019

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 Airbnb houseboat rentals during your stay in the city.

1. Floating home near Hampton Court Palace (from USD 151)

Floating Home near Hampton Court Palace
Hampton, United Kingdom
23 reviews
Houseboat 1 bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

2. “Jessie,” the narrowboat in Little Venice (from USD 201)

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
Central London Narrowboat, England, United Kingdom
414 reviews
Boat 3 beds 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom

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3. Boutique narrowboat in central London (from USD 157)

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
London, United Kingdom
159 reviews
Boat 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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4. One-bedroom floating home by Tower Bridge (from USD 187)

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

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5. “Barbara,” beautiful narrowboat in central London (from USD 151)

Beautiful narrowboat central london
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
101 reviews
Boat 2 beds 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

6. Tower Bridge Houseboat with a classic London view (from USD 815)

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 5* Houseboat: London's best view
Greater London, United Kingdom
42 reviews
Houseboat 8 beds 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

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7. A contemporary houseboat with everything you need (from USD 144)

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, the boat is afloat on the Thames River, so you should expect the slight movement of the tide every now and then.

Luxury Houseboat Living in London
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews
Private room in houseboat 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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8. A secluded houseboat in Kings Cross (from USD 302)

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 Cross
London, United Kingdom
35 reviews
Houseboat 2 beds 1 bedroom 2 bathrooms

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9. A cozy Dutch houseboat, close to London (from USD 117)

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
134 reviews
Boat 1 bed 2 guests

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10. A 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.

Cozy Houseboat on the Grand Union London
London, England, United Kingdom
42 reviews
Houseboat 1 bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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11. Beautiful narrowboat by RBG Kew Gardens (from USD 117)

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

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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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This article was originally published on May 23, 2018

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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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