Holiday in a Narrowboat in Central London

JESSIE the narrowboat in Little Venice

We had a wonderful few days on Jessie. It was in the perfect location away from crowds and surrounded by water, birds and trees but close to 2 tube stations, shops and restaurants. ✨

If you are looking for the kind of overnight or weekend city break where you and your partner share a unique space, this is a great offer. The narrowboat is named JESSIE and it is anchored in Little Venice. Run by a super host, this location is usually fully booked – so book up in advance. We warn you: it’s pretty cool and it’s worth the wait. Here’s the info.


  • Where: London, UK
  • Sleeps: 4 People
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Contact Host
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Food & Drink: None

About the Narrowboat

Staying in a canal boat gives you a completely different experience to any stay in London you may otherwise have. This is the pretty part, too, where the square is named for a poet. The houseboat itself is decorated in a warm and comfortable style. There is exposed wood everywhere and a nice dark blue décor. You have a workspace, a galley, a comfy couch, a working telly, and a great location here.

If you love the idea of staying in a narrowboat for a long weekend, then follow this link to our partners at Airbnb to book your dates.

More Information

  • Opposite Browning’s Island.
  • 57 foot canal boat.
  • Can sleep 4.
  • Exceptionally pretty area of London.
  • Double cabin with two single bunks in the centre.
  • A bathroom with boat toilet features and a shower.
  • Your host will have to refill the onboard freshwater tank every 2-3 days depending on how much you are using.
  • Fold out dining table.
  • Fuel stove, gas hob, and grill. General kitchen utensils.
  • Electricity and heating.
  • Free cancellation for a month or two.
  • Air cover against host cancellations.
  • Super host run.
  • Free street parking. Remarkable for London.
  • 4 guest max.
  • Check-in after 3 and out before 11.
  • No parties.

For more information about this property and to browse availability and prices, check it out here


A Bit About Airbnb

Airbnb are a huge name in multinational travel. They operate all over the world, with their western market particularly strong. Airbnb uses an innovative model that allows you to stay in someone’s house, rather than in a hotel or other accommodations. Sometimes the owner rents out a room and sometimes you have the whole property to yourself. No matter what happens, though, you stay with a local person who has in-depth knowledge of the local area.

Airbnb hosts work hard to earn 5 star reviews. This makes for an excellent experience, most of the time. Traveling with them means your local guide can pass on information to help you make the most of your trip. They can leave you the best takeaway menus from the area, gift you literature on local attractions, and even put together welcome packs for you.

Airbnb began in 2007 when two hosts in San Francisco rented out their properties. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength to become a worldwide guest hosting firm. Users can sign up to rent out space in their own homes or sign up as guests. A review process helps keep everyone aligned. 

Why Choose Airbnb

Traveling with Airbnb is a far more intimate experience than traveling and staying in hotels. Choices in accommodation range from high-end luxury to budget friendly. the locations offered span the entire world, with city breaks and country stays available. You can stay with Airbnb hosts here in the UK or you can stay with them when you travel abroad. 9 times out of 10, your experience will be more affordable than other accommodation might be.

*Any prices shown are correct at the time of posting and based on the examples shown