Big Boat

Stylish wide beam. This memorable place is anything but ordinary- a hidden oasis in central London.
A stunning location surrounded by natural beauty right in the middle of all the best London has to offer.

1 Bedroom, Double bed: 1 Sofa bed: 1
Boat Size
55 ft

The accommodation is beautifully designed. It comprises a double master raised bed. The sofa converts in to a double bed and an extra single mattress can be provided so a maximum of 5 people can stay on board. The boat is perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or would be great for a family looking for an alternative, fun holiday.

Living area
The living area comprises a lounge seating area, and an office space with WiFi and desk. There is a stainless steel kitchen, with a Smeg gas oven and hob, a good size fridge with freezer compartment, a sink and draining board, cupboards and shelves housing all the usual kitchen equipment.

The bathroom has a walk in wet room with modern exposed pipe work.

The WC is a compost toilet which would usually have to be emptied by the host every 3-5 days. Water is held in a tank on-board and needs topping up once a week (depending on your usage). This will be done by your host.

In the winter months heating is by the solid fuel stove which burns a combination of smokeless coal and logs which are provided. The stove can be controlled and kept going 24 hours but you need to allow for this in your daily routine, ie loading stove before going out and a little attention on your return. It keeps the boat warm and cosy. There is also a Webasto heating system which can be used to heat the radiators and hot water.  The boat is on mains shore line so there are two oil filled heaters provided as well.

Living on board is not quite like a conventional house and needs an understanding and patience- it may therefore not be for everyone. As an example the engine needs to be run for one hour a day to heat the water and power batteries.


  • Hot Water
  • Shower Gel
Bedroom and laundry
  • Towels, bed sheets, soap and toilet paper
  • Hangers
  • Bed linen
  • Extra pillows and blankets
Heating and cooling
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
Home safety
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
Internet and office
  • Wifi
Kitchen and dining
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking basics
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Nespresso machine
  • Pets allowed
  • Long-term stays allowed



Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Smoking is not allowed inside the boat.
The boat is not available for cruising unless by prior arrangement with your host and should be regarded as a static houseboat.
You are asked to behave in a considerate manner to other boat users on the canal with regard to noise especially at night.

Nearby lake, river, other body of water — Browning's Pond Maida Vale.
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

How to get to Little Venice
Little Venice is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Paddington train and Tube stations. Leave the station using the Grand Union Canal exit and walk north on the pedestrian street following the signs to Little Venice, with the canal on your right.

Alternatively, you can reach Little Venice from Warwick Avenue’s Tube station with a ten-minute walk. From the station, head south on Warwick Avenue and you’ll soon find Rembrandt Gardens and the waterways on your right hand side.

Parking is on meters during the week and free on weekends. Most guests use the Just Park App to find cheap local parking. Type in 1 Warwick Crescent, W26NE


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