The Boathouse London
A design-led boutique hotel barge, indulgently moored on the scenic waters of the capital's first floating park.
Launched in partnership with the famed interior design brand MADE.COM, you can expect some serious attention to style from Boathouse London.
Moored on West London's Floating Pocket Park, Boathouse London is a 60ft wide beam barge, transformed into a one-bedroom boutique hotel and event space. She boasts an open space filled with contemporary art, hand-picked designer furnishings, and minimalist Scandi-style décor that's begging to be Instagrammed immediately.
Stylishly versatile to the last, the lounge can even convert to a second bedroom if needed. Sleeping arrangements taken care of, you can relax amongst stylish home comforts that include a woodburner and a gorgeous bathtub with rainfall shower, along with a designer kitchen and plenty of windows that look straight out onto Floating Pocket Park - a flourishing green 21st century oasis in the city.
Better still, the roof is perfect for relaxing, dining and entertaining on sunny afternoons. Here you'll find a wealth of comfy seating to sit and watch the city go by, as you admire the designer flower beds and wildlife island found in the floating park itself.
As if all this wasn't enough, there are plenty of added delights on offer here. For starters, you'll be treated to a complimentary Rude Health breakfast hamper. Two bicycles and a rowing boat are also provided, free for you to take off and explore London to your hearts' content.
If you're celebrating something special (well, the holiday life is special!) then why not arrange a champagne reception? If you're in need of some extra pampering, a private chef and a yoga teacher are on hand to ensure you can dine and unwind in the best possible ways. The lavish boat is also a unique venue, guaranteed to impress your guests! Available for private hire, the boat can host a wide range of events such as product launches, yoga brunches, special occasions and more. The adaptable space allows for informal events of up to 20 standing guests and rooftop table dining for up to 12 guests, from as little as £795 for six hours.
Alternatively the newest addition to The Boathouse London is their Paddington East boat, a beautifully decorated event space on the water, so if you are celebrating or need a private party for a supper club, brunch or maybe a film screening, why not hire the floating space as your unique venue? The boat can accommodate up to 30 guests, with catering options from canapes to private dining menus.If you've always fancied life on the tranquil water, but you weren't quite ready to brave all those tricky locks in the dark, now's your time to try it out. An overnight stay or event at Boathouse London is not only completely unique and totally indulgent, but guaranteed to be memorable for all the right reasons.
Things to note
The Boathouse may be hired for special occasions, with champagne reception, private chef and yoga services available at an additional cost. No pets permitted. No smoking.
Region: Paddington, London
Cost (from): £360 per night (midweek)
Sleeps: Up to 4
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 931
Sleeps up to 4, double bedroom, bedding & towels provided, sofa bed, private ensuite bathroom, free-standing bathtub, shower, toilet, hairdryer, kitchen, hob, oven, fridge, dining table & chairs, breakfast bar, lounge, woodburner, sofa, books, board games, WiFi, outdoor deck, hanging chair, outdoor dining, 2 bicycles, rowing boat. A second boat hosting private event spaces is offered, for up to 30 guests, at additional cost enquire for details).
Art galleries, restaurants, theatre, river cruises, museums, St Katherine's Docks, kayaking, canal tours, tennis, yoga, cycling.
At a glance
- Design-led, one-bedroom boutique hotel created from a 60ft wide beam barge, launched in partnership with MADE.COM and moored on West London's Floating Pocket Park.
- The lounge can convert into a second double bedroom if needed.
- A complimentary Rude Health breakfast hamper is provided, along with two bicycles and a rowing boat for exploring. Additional paid-for services include private chef and yoga teacher.
- Paddington East is the newest boat and a floating private event space may also be hired, along with catering/drinks options.