The Best Airbnb Houseboats London Has to Offer

We've collated a list of the best houseboats rentals around the city and you can take a look at them all here.

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View over Tower Bridge from outdoor area of houseboat on the Thames

Looking for a place to stay in London often doesn't come cheap. Thameside hotel rooms cost a bomb. Thameside houses cost a fortune. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret….staying ON the Thames means getting the view and the location, as well as ample change left to spare on exploring the city. It's certainly a unique way to stay, and offers a sense of calm in the middle of the hustle and bustle of city life. We'd go as far as to say that an Airbnb houseboat in London might just be the capital’s best-kept secret, so we’ve curated the cream of the crop available on Plum Guide for you to choose from.

The Harpy Houseboat, Tower Bridge

The Harpy Houseboat, Plum Guide home in London

The Harpy Houseboat, Plum Guide home in London

Talk about a room (or a houseboat) with a view. Moored near Tower Bridge – not that you'd guess – on the Thames’ south bank, this houseboat rental is the former 'HMS Harpy’. Once an Edwardian base for customs & excise officers, and landing stage for King George V, it’s now a seriously impressive floating home. As well as its fascinating history and incredible views, you’ll find plenty of space, bright wooden interiors, a well-equipped kitchen and a splash of luxury, with touches like a four-poster bed. With room for up to eight guests, The Harpy Houseboat is perfect for a bigger group if you're celebrating a special occasion like a birthday in London.

The Merchant Houseboat, Edgware Road

The Merchant Houseboat, Plum Guide home in London

The Merchant Houseboat, Plum Guide home in London

You're guaranteed a memorable stay in The Merchant Houseboat. This converted canal boat is situated in Paddington Basin, a well-situated and exclusive location. Well-designed and well-equipped, this London houseboat makes for the perfect home away from home. Inside you'll find sleek Scandi interiors and a touch of rustic warmth with its reclaimed timber walls – it's the perfect place for a romantic and truly unique getaway. There's a wonderful rooftop terrace for evening drinks too.

The Pilgrim, Primrose Hill

The Pilgrim, Plum Guide home in London

The Pilgrim, Plum Guide home in London

Enchanting and quirky, this Airbnb houseboat in London's Primrose Hill resembles something straight out of a film. Guests can relax within its rustic interiors, featuring lots of carved wood and a traditional log burner for cosy nights. The Pilgrim is located right next to the beautiful Regent's Park and is only a short walk away from Camden, so you're well placed to enjoy the character and charm of the city to your heart's content.

The Amaris, Primrose Hill

The Amaris, Plum Guide home in London

The Amaris, Plum Guide home in London

The Amaris Airbnb houseboat in London, moored next to Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, is sure to float anyone's boat. Guests can unwind within its stylish interiors but the real winner for us is the delightful rooftop, where one can perch and soak up a bit of sun (weather permitting, of course) as well as the charm of London's atmosphere. This is also one of our pet-friendly homes in London, meaning your four-legged friends can come along.

So there we have it – our guide to the best houseboat Airbnbs in London. Want to view our full range of homes in the city? Each and every one of our London homes is personally vetted by our pernickety home critics, meaning you'll only ever be choosing from the top 3% of vacation homes. We're serious about standards, and we know you are too.

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