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Bert and the Whale

Limehouse, Greater London, UK

Luxury widebeam boats sleep 7 and depart from Limehouse Marina in London. Choose your route and off you go. Min 3/7 night stay. Dogs welcome.

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Climb aboard these luxury widebeam boats at Limehouse Basin in London and start your adventure. Will you chose to explore The Thames River or Regent's Canal within the city of London or do you wish to escape the city and delve into the Rivers Lee & Stort with their nature reserves and country pubs? Alternatively head north towards the Chiltern Hills on the Grand Union Canal and explore the great British countryside. 

The boats themselves sleep 7 in a master bedroom with kingsize bed, second bedroom with bunk bed room and day bed plus a double sofa bed in the lounge.The lounge also features a solid fuel stove to keep the boat cosy, plus a TV with DVD player and USB port plus Freeview. The kitchen is fully equipped with all mod cons and houses a 6 seater dining table. The bathroom has a Japanese bath with detachable over head shower plus a flushing toilet. Outside you can relax on the deck and take in the stunning views of the locality you chose to explore. 

Children and dogs welcome. Bedding provided. No experience required, you will be shown basic boat handling techniques.

Friday arrivals for 3 night stays with prices ranging from £1000 in low season to £1100 in high season. 

Saturday arrivals for 7 night stays with prices ranging from £1750 in low season and £1900 in high season. 

Mid week hire is sometimes available in low season, please enquire.  

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

London City / Stansted