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Bella - Narrowboat in Central London

4 Bed Narrowboat in Central London

Excellent! 4.8/5 (9 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. 57-foot Central London narrowboat
  2. Near Islington's amenities
  3. Cozy wood-panelled interior
  1. Deck for breakfast and swan-feeding
  2. Secure mooring by Narrowboat pub
  3. 10 min to Angel Tube station

Houseboat summary

Stylish narrowboat on safe, gated private mooring, in Islington. Sleeps 4. 

Houseboat description

This 57 foot narrowboat, with electric heating and a wood burner is a comfortable romantic retreat in Central London, that is cosy even in the middle of winter. It's within walking distance to the shops, restaurants and pubs of Islington.

Relax in the wood panelled interior after a long day exploring London. Enjoy taking breakfast on the deck, people watching and feeding the ducks & swans.  
Enter via the front, three short steps take you into the wood-panelled main room with wood burner, high quality double sofa bed, dining table and kitchen. The fully fitted kitchen has a gas hob and oven, plus a small fridge and plenty of kitchen pans, utensils etc if you wish to cook on board.

Via a short corridor is the bathroom, with shower, sink and compost toilet. Then at the stern is a double bedroom with queen size bed and large windows that look out onto the water.

The boat is connected to the main electricity network. 
Bella - Narrowboat in Central London is a narrowboat but she is spacious enough to accommodate 4 people.

The boat is on a quiet mooring, so no parties or loud noise, thank you.
The location is safe and secure. It’s on a private mooring accessible only by a locked metal gate. The public canal path is on the opposite side. The Narrowboat pub with excellent food and drinks is a few steps away.
Islington High Street is a 5 minute walk away.
Angel Tube station is a 10 minute walk.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in possible for all day.

Check out before 12:00.


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Sofa bed: 1


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Town / city

Fully equipped kitchen


Towels provided

Music system / CD player



Indoor facilities

Sofa bed


Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

City views


Close to the shops

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Gated property
Smoke alarm


How to get there

Located on Regents Canal 10 minute walk from Angel station. Exact location on booking.

About the area

Situated in the heart of London's lively borough of Islington, our boat is a perfect base for tourists. This area offers a blend of London's historic charm and its vibrant, contemporary culture.

1. Attractions Nearby:

  • Regent's Canal: A serene waterway, ideal for peaceful strolls. Watch narrowboats, visit waterside cafes, or even book a canal boat ride.
  • Islington Museum: Learn about the local history, culture, and the significant figures from the area.

2. Dining and Nightlife:

  • Upper Street: Just a short journey away, it's lined with diverse restaurants, pubs, and bars catering to every palette and preference.
  • The Narrowboat Pub: A local favorite situated directly on the canal, it offers delicious food and drinks with a view.

3. Shopping:

  • Angel Central Shopping Centre: A hub for high-street brands, boutique shops, and eateries.
  • Camden Passage: Known for its antiques and unique finds. A must-visit for those who love quirky items.

4. Transport Links:

  • Angel Tube Station: Located conveniently nearby, providing easy access to the Northern Line and the wider London network.
  • Buses: Numerous bus routes run close to Wenlock Road, connecting tourists to various parts of London.

5. Local Tips:

  • Explore the small parks and greens scattered throughout Islington for a quick escape from the city hustle.
  • Check out local theatres like the Almeida or the King's Head Theatre for some off-West End productions.
  • The area often hosts weekend markets and pop-up events, so keep an eye out for local posters or news.
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Houseboat owner


Narrowboat owner. Londoner.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

9 Reviews - Bella - Narrowboat in Central London

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. John - England

    31 Aug

    We enjoyed it very much

    Life on a 'narrow boat' in the middle of London is very interesting, and we enjoyed it very much. Glenn is very helpful and will explain the details so you'll be ready for this unique houseboating experience! 

  2. Milo M - Ireland

    20 Nov

    Great location

    Had a lovely stay on Glenn’s narrowboat. The location is fantastic. Very central with easy access to tube lines. The private mooring feels very peaceful and secure and the boat itself is very warm and cozy!

  3. Daniel M - Germany

    08 Apr

    A hidden gem

    Superb location, a cosy home with pet geese included, kind and fast communication.

  4. Rebecca L - England

    14 May

    Fab stay on Bella

    We had a great 3-night stay on Bella. The boat was really comfortable and we had great communication from Glenn. The location was fantastic, easy to get to shops, lovely bar/cafe on the opposite towpath, and very easy walk to Angel tube station. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!

  5. Nicolas D - France

    08 Dec

    Nice place !

    Thank you Glenn for your lovely boat. All was like we hoped for. Good location and nice environnement ! We hope to Come back !

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