Is this the most stylish canal boat you've ever seen? AND you can stay in it!

Stay afloat in luxury on this stunning house boat

The Boathouse London is a quirky new boutique residence offering a break from conventional hotel accommodation. The industrial style barge has been transformed into a modern bolthole, on the waters of West London.

Launched in partnership with interior experts, the interior decor is stunning – it has us wanting to completely redecorate our homes!

Related: Enjoy a roam around this characterful £2.5 million waterside house

Step aboard The Boathouse...

kitchen with rehm pendant light and diamond print tiles

(Image credit: The Boathouse London)

Look at that kitchen! Where to even start? From the fashionable diamond print tiles to the sleek marble worktop, it's a total dream.

Get the look
Buy now: Rehm Pendant Light, £79,
Buy now:
Hunt Bar Stools, £129 set of 2,

living area with shelves and sofa

(Image credit: The Boathouse London)

The decor oozes effortless Scandinavian style. The walls are lined with reclaimed wood panelling – no teak insight.

dining area with photo frames and table and chair

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Despite being a boat the space boasts all the amenities  you'd expect of a luxury hotel.

Buy now: Fjord Dining Chairs, £99 set of 2,

bathroom with metro tiles and porthole window

(Image credit: The Boathouse London)

Classic white metro tiles are paired with on-trend matt black fixtures and fittings. The porthole window is the only nod to nautical on-board this sophisticated vessel.

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bathroom with freestanding bath and shower

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A freestanding bath adds a luxurious 'hotel touch' to the contemporary bathroom.

bedroom with wooden bed and wooden flooring

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The bedroom decor is simple yet stylish. As you'd expect from a boutique hotel the bed linen is the highest quality Egyptian cotton – to ensure sweet dreams.

deck area with outdoor living and water

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The deck provides the perfect spot to enjoy outdoor living, on the water.

the boathouse with cycle and building

(Image credit: The Boathouse London)

Expertly crafted by Britain’s premier boat builders, the 60-foot widebeam barge offers a contemporary, fashionable alternative to the traditional design of a canal boat.

'We’re hugely excited to be working with, we couldn't ask for a better fit' explains CEO & founder Cara Louise. 'Our aim is to create a range of beautifully designed, stylish, modern spaces on the water, each with their own individual twist - and breaking away from the traditional idea of a canal boat.'

Related: Step inside this Hamptons-inspired seaside apartment near Whitby

This fabulous accommodation is available to book, with rates starting from £320 a night.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.