Designed as a bespoke one-bedroom hotel, this vacation home rental in London’s Floating Pocket Park, is a flexible design space that can accommodate up to four guests by converting the fireside lounge space into a second bedroom in the evening.
The boat’s wooden paneled hallway leads to the bright and open all-in-one living spaces, with comfy sitting areas around a wood burning fireplace. There’s a surprisingly roomy fully equipped kitchen at one end of the room, with windows and portholes running the length of the boat on either side that allow for plenty of natural light.
The cabin style en suite bedroom is placed at the opposite end in a cozy nook for two, while the stairs opposite lead up to the outdoor rooftop terrace, with a table and benches for alfresco dining and wicker furniture for relaxing as the busy city passes by.
Complimentary Daylesford welcome hamper packed with fresh bread and delicious homemade jams, daily breakfast provided. Optional bespoke services including events and receptions can be arranged, private chef, boat captain for hire and private yoga instruction available.
Kitchen and bath amenities, Wifi, books and board games, two bicycles and a rowing boat, provided free of charge to guests.
The West London neighborhood of Paddington is bookended between the Royal Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, Notting Hill and the West End. The leafy neighborhood’s parks, gardens and squares, are bisected by the Grand Union Canal and Little Venice’s picturesque waterways, and the historic and grand London Paddington station.
Merchant’s Square is a hub of activity Tuesdays’ and Thursday’s with excellent street food, while the pubs and cafe’s along the canals are some of the best in the area.
Just a few minutes east of Notting Hill and Portobello Road, with lots of great shops, restaurants and bars. The world-famous market offers up everything from fruits and veg to designer clothes and antiques. The best days for bargain hunting through the maze of stalls are Fridays and Saturdays. The neighborhood has a variety of great eateries, from Italian to Portuguese and Moroccan, and the Michelin-starred Ledbury nearby.
London is more than the sum of its parts, and represents the vast multicultural diversity that makes it a truly global city. The historic splendour and iconic landmarks are legion here, from Westminster Abbey and Big Ben to The Tower and Buckingham Palace, the city is a blend of world heritage and modern capital might all contained within it’s original medieval boundaries along the Thames.
The glittering west end neighborhoods of Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Soho, Kensington, Chelsea, Belgravia and Camden encompass the core of the city which also boasts more lush parkland than any other world capital and an abundance of variety to discover.
Paddington, London, England. Nearest Airport: Heathrow, Gatwick and London Airports
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round
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