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Rustic floating hotel suite graces London's Grand Union Canal

Rustic floating hotel suite gr...
Gracing London's very first floating park, The Boathouse London offers unique floating accommodation for up to four guests
Gracing London's very first floating park, The Boathouse London offers unique floating accommodation for up to four guests
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Gracing London's very first floating park, The Boathouse London offers unique floating accommodation for up to four guests
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Gracing London's very first floating park, The Boathouse London offers unique floating accommodation for up to four guests
 The Boathouse London features a fully equipped modern kitchen
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 The Boathouse London features a fully equipped modern kitchen
Guests can use the Boathouse bikes to explore the surrounding floating park
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Guests can use the Boathouse bikes to explore the surrounding floating park
The Boathouse London features a private double bedroom with plenty of reclaimed wooden panelling
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The Boathouse London features a private double bedroom with plenty of reclaimed wooden panelling
The houseboat features modern tiling throughout the wet zones
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The houseboat features modern tiling throughout the wet zones
The houseboat features a log fire to keep guests warm on a cold and rainy day
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The houseboat features a log fire to keep guests warm on a cold and rainy day
The Boathouse London is a Scandinavia-inspired houseboat and boasts complete comfort living
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The Boathouse London is a Scandinavia-inspired houseboat and boasts complete comfort living
The 60-foot-long (18 m) barge has been converted into a beautiful floating hotel suite
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The 60-foot-long (18 m) barge has been converted into a beautiful floating hotel suite
 Reclaimed wood was used throughout the vessel for the interior panelling, giving the boat its rustic feel
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 Reclaimed wood was used throughout the vessel for the interior panelling, giving the boat its rustic feel
Finishing touches in the bathroom
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Finishing touches in the bathroom
The houseboat is also furnished with marble top surfaces and industrial light fixtures
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The houseboat is also furnished with marble top surfaces and industrial light fixtures
The Boathouse London features a large rooftop entertaining area ideal for alfresco dining
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The Boathouse London features a large rooftop entertaining area ideal for alfresco dining
 The houseboat is furnished with designer fittings throughout, including the bathroom
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 The houseboat is furnished with designer fittings throughout, including the bathroom
A night on board the Boathouse London starts from £220 (US$282) per couple
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A night on board the Boathouse London starts from £220 (US$282) per couple
 Floating Pocket Park and surrounded by the London urban landscape and open green public spaces
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 Floating Pocket Park and surrounded by the London urban landscape and open green public spaces
The Boathouse London features an open living area with large sofa that can covert into an additional double bed
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The Boathouse London features an open living area with large sofa that can covert into an additional double bed
Designed to accommodate a maximum of four overnight guests, The Boathouse London features all the comforts of a home
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Designed to accommodate a maximum of four overnight guests, The Boathouse London features all the comforts of a home
A perfect spot to relax on the rooftop deck of the Boathouse London
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A perfect spot to relax on the rooftop deck of the Boathouse London

GracingLondon's very first floatingpark,located in PaddingtonBasin on the Grand Union Canal, The Boathouse London offers uniquefloatingaccommodation for up to fourguests.Located amid the 730-sq m (7,858-sq ft) FloatingPocket Park and surrounded by open green public spaces, the houseboat features Scandinavian decor and makes liberal use of reclaimed wood for a rustic feel.

"It'sincredibly exciting to see the Floating Pocket Park completed and tohave this wonderful new outdoor space at Merchant Square," saysAndrew Scrivener, Developer and Chief Executive at European Land."The floating park is the first of its kind in London, providinggreen space for workers and residents and creating an oasis in theWest End, offering all Londoners a way to actively reconnect with thecanal."

Created by Cara Louise Furby, in partnership with MADE.com, the60-foot-long (18-m) barge has been converted into a floating hotel suite, with reclaimed wood used throughout the vessel for the interiorpaneling, giving the boat its rustic feel. The houseboat is alsofurnished with designer furniture, marble top surfaces, industriallight fixtures and modern tiling throughout the wet zones.

The houseboat features modern tiling throughout the wet zones
The houseboat features modern tiling throughout the wet zones

Designedto accommodate a maximum of fourovernightguests, TheBoathouse Londonfeatures a private double bedroom, fully equipped modern kitchen,open living area with large sofa that can covert into anadditionaldouble bed; large bathroom complete with a separate shower andporcelain bath; a large rooftop entertaining area ideal for alfrescodining and star gazing; and a wood fire to keep warm on a cold andrainy day.

The Boathouse London features an open living area with large sofa that can covert into an additional double bed
The Boathouse London features an open living area with large sofa that can covert into an additional double bed

Guestscan use the Boathouse bikes to explore the surrounding FloatingPocket Park, hire a captain for the day and enjoythe sights along theGrandUnion Canal, orinvite aprivate chef onboard to take care of all the cooking. The vessel can also be booked for private events and functions,with the ability to host 20 guests for indoor dining, or 15guests for rooftop dining when the boat is moored.

Anight on board the Boathouse London starts from £220(US$282)percouple.

Source: Boathouse London via Treehugger

2 comments
ErstO
I love this, and it’s just a couple of blocks north east of my normal London hangout. And who wouldn't want to spend a couple of nights in a narrow boat without having to mess with locks and hunting for a mooring space ;-)
CraigAllenCorson
It's not a boathouse. That word is already in use, and describes a building on shore that houses boats when they are not in use. It's a houseboat. What the heck is wrong with you Brits? It's YOUR language!