- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
From the moment you set foot aboard the gleaming, 70-foot Gra Houseboat, you’ll fall head over heels in love… which is rather apt, since Gra is the Irish word for “love”!
Moored at the secure, gated Limehouse Marina, your floating haven occupies a central, coveted position in the City of London. Savour morning coffee against a shimmering backdrop of the River Thames, safe in the knowledge that the city’s best attractions are in easy reach.
A traditional widebeam barge, Gra is reminiscent of the vessels that worked the length of the river in centuries past. Yet you’ll be greeted by luxury fixtures and fittings that are decidedly modern.
Sleeping up to four adults in two kingsize cabins, the décor is classic and elegant – think soft wood, nautical blue and crisp white – throughout. Evening entertainment comes in the form of not one but two 40” TVs; one in the relaxed, daylight-filled salon and the other in the master bedroom.
Oh, and you’ll also have high-speed Wi-Fi to help you catch up with work (or life back on dry land!)
Whip up seafaring feasts in the sleek, spacious kitchen, which is gainfully equipped with a chef-worthy preparation island and appliances of just about every description. There’s a washing-machine, a dishwasher, and even a wine-cooler… an essential accompaniment to sunset-watching later on.
Grab a plush chair at the dining table by the kitchen (so you can chat to the designated chef, wine-glass in hand, as they toil away!) or if the sun’s out, head for the enclosed seating area on deck for al fresco dining with superlative views.Keep reading
At a glance
- A luxury 70-foot houseboat, permanently moored at Limehouse Marina (a gated, patrolled and secure marina) for easy access to London’s best attractions.
- There are two kingsize bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 adults in total.
- Full self-contained facilities include a well-equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom with bath and shower.
- Savour home-cooked meals at the dining table, or in the enclosed seating area on deck… perfect for al fresco dining.
- Perfectly positioned between Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf, you can reach the nearest DLR station in a three-minute walk. Or catch a Thames Clipper to continue your river-based exploration of the city!
- Adults Only
Enclosed seating area on deck, salon with seating, 40” TV, Wi-Fi. Well-equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, wine cooler. Dining table and chairs. 2 kingsize cabins, master with 40” TV. Bathroom with WC, bath and shower.
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Stay out chatting as day merges into star-filled night, and let the bright lights of London enthral you until it’s finally time for bed… when the river will rock you gently into a sound, silent night’s sleep.
The stylish bathroom features both a shower and a bath, so you can complete your morning freshen-up routine just as you like, before planning the day’s adventures over a hearty home-cooked breakfast.
Perfectly positioned between Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf, Gra’s prime location means London is truly your oyster. Will you take a three-minute stroll to the DLR station and take your pick of central stops? Or would you rather catch a Thames Clipper and glide your way to all manner of legendary attractions, from St. Paul’s Cathedral to the London Transport Museum?
You could combine your boat-trip with a bird’s eye view of the city from an IFS Cloud Cable Car, or even embark on an illuminated river tour that takes in nine spectacular bridges.
However you decide to spend your time in the Big Smoke, Gra Houseboat is the ideal base… though be warned: once you’ve settled in, you may take some persuading to disembark!
Things to note
Two-night minimum stay. Guests must be over 18 years of age. Pets and children are not permitted. Regrettably, Gra is not suitable for guests requiring wheelchair access.
Where you'll be staying
Limehouse Marina, London
What the guests of Gra Houseboat say
“We really enjoyed our time in London on this luxurious barge. Hard to beat waking up on the water in the centre of a major city. Will stay again if we are back this way.”
“GRA is the perfect Houseboat for visiting the sites of London. Highly recommended.”
“Muy contento with our stay on Gra and my wife liked that the marina was secure and gated. The boat is very comfortable so it was nice to come back to after a long day sight seeing and relax.”