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Pretty narrowboat in Little Venice London

Cosy narrowboat in Little Venice London with beautiful views and surroundings

Excellent! 4.9/5 (13 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. Great location
  2. Comfortable space
  1. Cosy space
  2. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby

Houseboat summary

Stay on this comfortable narrow boat and experience London from a different point of view. Completed in 2011 this canal boat offers a truly awesome boat living experience. With her 57 foot (17 meters) in length and almost 7 foot width (2,1 meters) she can sleep 4 in comfort. Located in Little Venice you are in the perfect location, very close to the city center. You also get to experience this very pretty part of London. Famous for its hundreds of beautiful canal boats and great surroundings. This houseboat offers the best of both worlds. A peaceful and quiet place in one of the most desired parts of London. As well as a great location from which you are quickly at the most popular parts of London

Houseboat description

Sleeping on this boat is a great adventure for anyone. If you want to experience what staying on the water is like but also want to be able to explore the City: this boat is for you. With it's double cabin at the front and a comfortable front deck you won't miss out on anything. There are two single bunk beds and a very comfortable sofa which flattens out to a double bed in the living area. Allowing for a good night's sleep.

The bathroom is equipped with a shower, a cassette toilet and a wash basin, making sure you can get a fresh start to your day. Towels are provided for you.

There is a wall mounted digital TV with DVD/CD player. Which you can watch from your large comfy sofa.

There are many restaurants and pubs in the area but sometimes staying in can be just as nice. The galley has a gas hob and oven with grill, a good size fridge with freezer compartment. The kitchen is well equipped, so you can cook a meal if you want.

Water is held in a tank onboard and needs topping up every few days (depending on your usage). This will be done by your host.

The boat has a shore supply of electricity which powers the AC system. A DC system powers the fridge and water pumps. An on board charger takes care of the batteries.

Heating is provided by the solid fuel stove which burns a combination of smokeless coal and logs (provided). Making the colder winter nights comfy and warm. The stove can be controlled and kept going 24 hours in very cold weather.

The boat is very close to Paddington station with fast train connections to Heathrow Airport. The closest tube stations are Warwick Avenue and Paddington. Exploring London is very easy from this great location. Follow the canal (on foot) through Regent's Park past the zoo to Camden. Or East to Victoria Park and Limehouse Basin. A few great attractions to visit are the London eye, get to see London from a birds view. Visit Buckingham Palace or view the great Big Ben. There is just too much to list within short distance, so experience it yourself!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in at 15:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 2


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city



Fully equipped kitchen
Washing machine
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet
DVD player

Internet access

Heating / cooling

Open fireplace


City views
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport

Activities nearby

Amusement park / water park


How to get there


The narrowboat is moored in the Pool of Little Venice. This is the triangular bit of canal you see on the map. She is close to Warwick Avenue and Paddington underground stations (Bakerloo Line) and Paddington mainline.


Leaving the station, walk straight ahead up the road and turn right at the traffic lights into Blomfield Rd. The narrowboat is below the road on your left. Carry on to a gate in the railings which brings you down to the canal side.


Go to Platform 8 and walk to the end (passed all the bikes)and up the ramp. Follow signs to Hammersmith and City Line and Canal. Before the entrance to the Hammersmith and City Line turn right up the steps and out onto the canal side. Turn left and follow the canal. You will pass under various bridges and pass cafes/restaurants until you pass under a low bridge and round a corner into the Pool of Little Venice. The narrowboat is on the far side. Continue round passing the floating cafe and over a foot bridge on your right.

If you have arrived at Paddington on the underground, make your way to the mainline part of the station and follow the above.


The quickest but most expensive way to get into London is the Heathrow Express train into Paddington.
The cheapest way is the underground on the Piccadilly Line changing at Piccadilly Circus for the Bakerloo Line northbound. Get off at Warwick Ave. Follow the above to find the boat.


Gatwick Express service or the regular service to Victoria. From there use the Victoria Line tube northbound, change at Oxford Circus to the Bakerloo Line northbound and get off at Warwick Avenue. Its a short walk following the directions above.


Arriving by road you may find the post code useful. The post code of the house opposite is . The narrowboat is moored more or less opposite no.38 Blomfield Rd. This section of Blomfield Rd is One Way. There is on street pay parking on weekdays and it is free overnight from 6.30pm to 8.30 am and all weekend. Check the signs as rules vary from one location to another. At other times parking is by pay metre and is time limited.

If you are bringing a car mid week and need parking, there are useful websites Or It can work well. You park in a nearby car park or someone's private driveway. If you search it enter the postcode . This approximates to the boats location.

Paddington Station has a 24 hour car park not too far away. Search under Paddington Station Parking.


Opposite platform 12 Paddington Station.

Or: - This website offers local places to leave luggage. Cheaper than the station.

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Houseboat owner


Houseboat the narrowboat, named after my mother, is moored in just about the best canal location you could find in Central London. I have lived on boats for many years now and have grown to love the canal and river environment. I will make you welcome and comfortable on Houseboat and be on call at all times.

Response time
Normally within 3 hours
Language spoken

13 Reviews - Pretty narrowboat in Little Venice London

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Fiona N - England

    02 Apr

    Very pretty boat

    A lovely couple of days in a quiet but convenient location. Meg supplied lots of extras including food for breakfast, tea and coffee and key cooking ingredients. Highly recommended!

  2. Maggie M - England

    12 Oct

    A delightful stay on the narrowboat

    We spent a wonderful few days on the narrowboat! She is perfectly located to explore London, whilst also providing a tranquil sanctuary. The boat has all the facilities that you need, which were topped off with lots of welcome goodies from our host, Meg.

  3. Margarita d - Spain

    12 Sep

    Unforgetable lovely stay

    Staying at Jessie definitely made our visit to London unforgettable: our kids loved having dinner and sleeping at the boat and feeding the ducks that live on the channel throughout the boat window. It is a cozy boat (pretty narrow but comfortable) and Meg is a super-host. We appreciated her kind advice for our stay, her guidance on how the boat works (shower, WC...), and the welcome fruit/food she kindly gave us. And we also enjoyed the extensive collection of DVDs available at the boat. A lovely and great stay in London to be repeated!!

  4. Monika M - England

    03 Nov

    Unforgettable experience

    During our two nights stay we experienced so much fun. We watched the sun reflecting on the water of the canal, went for a walk, fed the ducks. We enjoyed rainy and stormy moments when we could feel the boat moving and rocking as we slept and moved around. We stayed inside for a cosy time by the fireplace, and visited neighbouring barge for the theatre show with kids. We visited Hyde Park which is not far from Paddington and dined in some nice restaurants. Meg, the host, was very friendly and helpful. Kids loved it and keep asking when we will do it again.

  5. Elaine B - England

    10 Nov

    Lovely stay

    Great location, the boat is very well equipped, location is surprisingly quiet and peaceful. Meg leaves lots of little extras and is very responsive to questions and very flexible. Would definitely recommend!

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