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9 Houseboats In And Near London

9 Houseboats In And Near London
Melanie
Melanie
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When you think of accommodation in London, what might come to mind are the city’s luxury hotels, such as the Savoy, the Ritz, or the Lancaster London. While these are certainly lovely, guests who wish to experience something different may want to explore the houseboats in the city. An alternative option for residents who want to beat the soaring rental prices of apartments, some are now offered to tourists who are looking for a quirky place to stay in the city. Check out this list of Airbnb houseboats for rent in and near the merry old city of London.

Houseboats in London

1. Beautiful and unique houseboat in central London (from 96 USD)

Well-lit, in a good location, and with proper furnishings - this houseboat features just about everything you could want in a holiday home, with the added feature of floating along one of the canals of central London. Tourist attractions, such as Big Ben, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, and the Globe Theater are all within walking distance from this rental.

Guests have sole access to one room for rent and they will be sharing the common areas with the host. However, it is possible to rent the entire vessel if you need more space, or if you want to enjoy your privacy. The houseboat comes furnished with kitchen appliances, including a refrigerator, freezer, oven, and dishwasher, a washing machine, and WiFi.

Beautiful and unique houseboat in central London

Price: from 96 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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2. Charming flat in a houseboat in Zone 1 (from 139 USD)

Staying at this apartment means having swans and ducks as your neighbors. Located on the south bank, between Vauxhall and Chelsea Bridge, this flat provides guests with fantastic views of the river. The houseboat is furnished with a kitchen, a TV, a heater, and Wi-Fi. Trafalgar Square is about 15 minutes away, by bicycle.

Charming flat in a houseboat in Zone 1

Price: from 139 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. Dutch barge houseboat by Kew Bridge (from 208 USD)

This houseboat is located right beside Kew Bridge, on the opposite side of a bird sanctuary. Guests will have the entire houseboat to themselves during their stay, which makes this a great choice for those who value their privacy. Besides the three bedrooms, the boat comes with bathrooms, a hot tub, a kitchen, a living room, and a roof terrace.

Dutch barge houseboat by Kew Bridge

Price: from 208 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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Houseboats near London

4. Luxurious houseboat in Windsor (from 221 USD)

The furnishings and amenities of this rental are proof that it is possible to enjoy a life of luxury even while floating on the water. The kitchen comes with a fridge-freezer, induction hob, dishwasher, and washer-dryer, and the bedroom features a walk-in closet. The houseboat is docked at the edge of Willows Riverside Park, allowing guests to enjoy the beauty of nature in a relatively quiet location. Historic Windsor Castle is just a short walk away from this location.

Luxurious houseboat in Windsor

Price: from 221 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Houseboat in Hampton with a view (from 249 USD)

This houseboat does not just put guests on the water, it also allows them to be surrounded by a beautiful garden and a variety of wildlife. If that’s not enough, the houseboat is also furnished with a hot tub, an HD wide-screen TV, a fully-furnished kitchen, and Wi-Fi, to complete your luxurious holiday experience. Rates are inclusive of breakfast.

Houseboat in Hampton with a view

Price: from 249 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. The Harbour Hut - Quirky floating home with a gin bar (from 123 USD)

Providing visitors direct access to the beach, this houseboat is available for rent all year round, thanks to its proximity to the harbor wall. If the sea is not enough to help you relax, the houseboat comes with its own gin bar, for guests who need some aid in kicking back. Restaurants are a short walk away from the rental.

The Harbour Hut - Quirky floating home with a gin bar

Price: from 123 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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7. Traditional houseboat in central London (from 332 USD)

This houseboat comes with a double bedroom and a sofa bed, making it able to accommodate up to four people. Two wood burners are available on board to help keep guests warm during their stay. Rates are inclusive of breakfast and special rates are available for guests who plan on staying multiple nights.

Traditional houseboat in central London

Price: from 332 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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8. Houseboat with a large, double room (from 68 USD)

Dubbed Katrina, this houseboat has two of its five bedrooms available for rent. This rental is furnished with a king-sized mattress and another mattress can be added for groups of three. While there is no wardrobe space in the bedroom, guests can stash their things somewhere else in the boat during their stay. The room is furnished with a TV and a DVD player, both of which can be used by tenants to entertain themselves.

Houseboat with a large double room

Price: from 68 USD

Number of Guests: 3

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9. Riverboat - Close to Oxford city center (from 137 USD)

This two-bedroom boat is docked within walking distance to the center of historic Oxford and it is also just a few steps away from the bus and railway stations, making it easy for guests to get around. Wi-Fi is available on board and rates are inclusive of breakfast.

Riverboat - Close to Oxford city center

Price: from 137 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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A London holiday on the water

If you are looking for a unique and memorable holiday, look no further than a houseboat stay in London. Thanks to the recent popularity of these vessels as apartment alternatives, you won’t find yourself wanting for creature comforts, as many of these homes feature amenities that you can expect from a holiday home, except that these float on water. Have the adventure of a lifetime by choosing among these rentals to stay in, while in London.

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