This summer, step aboard The Boathouse London – a distinct addition to London’s boutique hotel scene.
The Boathouse London is an industrial style barge turned contemporary bolthole for when we fancy something a little out of the ordinary.
Launching tonight, in partnership with home design brand MADE.COM, the evening will offer guests a range of drinks by Diageo, canapés by Social Pantry, desserts from Deliciously Ella, and of course, a tour of the eclectically designed hotel boat itself.
Providing ultra-chic accommodation on the scenic waters of West London, this 60-foot wide barge offers a contemporary, fashionable alternative to the traditional style of a canal boat, but still including the amenities of a luxurious hotel. Furnished in a state-of-the-art Scandinavian style, the sleek, open-plan interior is complimented by an outdoor deck providing a relaxed space in which to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Permanently moored in London’s first floating park near Little Venice, The Boathouse London promises to add flair to an already fashionable neighbourhood. Days can be spent exploring the surrounding area on the MADE.COM bikes, provided by The Boathouse London, or alternatively their own unique rowing boat.
There are a number of tailor-made experiences that guests can choose from, including hiring your own boat driver to navigate the canals or enjoying the sensational talents of the chefs onboard. In addition to its services as a boutique hotel on the water, The Boathouse London will play host to a wide range of events that include private film screenings, yoga brunches, and supper clubs.
Cara Louise Furby, CEO and founder said: “We’re hugely excited to be working with Made.com – our aim is to create a range of beautifully designed, stylish spaces on the water, each with their own individual twist. We’re incredibly excited to see where we can take the project.”
Over the next few years, more boathouses are expected at different locations across the city, including Primrose Hill and Notting Hill – even going international to Berlin, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This was the result of securiing investments from a number of high-profile names including Tom Teichman, founder of last minute.com, and Adam Kamani, founder of Prettylittlething.
Jo Jackson, Chief Creative Officer at MADE.COM said: ‘We’re always looking to do things differently, which is why we jumped at the opportunity to partner with The Boathouse to create the super stylish design of the first floating showroom”.
Prices start from £320 a night, www.boathouselondon.co.uk