Its hard to find somewhere with the luxury of a hotel, but the space and amenities of a self-catering apartment – that’s what we’ve tried to achieve, all in somewhere that floats. Book a stay on canal boat, Osbert, in Haggerston, the heart of East London.
Luxury life afloat.
Osbert is a 55ft x 10ft wide beam canal boat. Her every light switch and throw has been considered and designed, the interior has featured in magazines and newspapers - a truly unique experience afloat.
The boat is designed as one open area with a wet room bathroom. It is ideal for a couple. Everything works off the mains, so don’t panic about light/water or the loo, they all function in the same way as if you were on land. There is state-of-the-art central heating, but you will probably be drawn to the wood-burning stove.
We provide luxurious bedding and towels. We'll also spoil you with beautiful soap, shampoos and conditioners.
There is a king-size bed at the far end of the boat and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to make a four-course dinner.
To save you rushing to the shops when you arrive we can organise a breakfast hamper that’ll include yogurt, granola, juice, fruit, sour dough, jams, bacon and eggs - meaning you can eat at your own pace when you get up. We’ve also got some delicious craft beers and champagne, among other treats, for sale in the fridge.
For music lovers we've teamed up with the brilliant Late Night Tales who ask the world's best artists to delve deep into their music collections to create the ultimate "late night" selection on vinyl for you to play on Osbert's record player.
- Sleeps 2
- Large double bed
- Front & back deck
- DVD / book / record library
- Record player
- Board games
- Wood burning stove
- Central heating
- Normal flushing loo
- Organic breakfast available
From £180/night Sun – Thu
From £200/night Fri – Sat
Prices based on two adults.
We love good food. On board you’ll find a good selection of teas, coffee, fresh organic milk and butter. You’ll also find a selection of spices, oils and dried foods.
For a supplement, we can offer our delicious “get up and out” breakfast – this will typically include organic yogurt, granola, sourdough bread, jams, juice; and depending on the season could also include avocados, berries, tomatoes, figs or grapefruit. But if you fancy a more loafy morning, we can get you the best eggs, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, smoked salmon, kippers, charcuterie, black pudding or whatever else you think you might need. It’ll be in your foodie hamper when you arrive.
FOR FILM BUFFS & MUSIC LOVERS.
We've teamed up with the brilliant Late Night Tales who ask the world's best artists to delve deep into their music collections to create the ultimate "late night" selection on vinyl for you to play on Osbert's record player.
Fancy a cosy night in? We can set up our projector! lie in bed and watch one of excellent DVD's on the a huge screen. Bliss.
A million miles from the hustle & bustle...
“What can we say... the boat is located between the uber-trendy areas of Shoreditch and Hackney - you're spoilt for great restaurants and nightlife. Yet it is moored on a peaceful and secure wharf which made us feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle.”
Luxurious and packed with personality...
“This was no ordinary boat, it felt luxurious and packed with personality. It was cosy and inviting to snug, I was surprised by the functionality of the kitchen, the abundance of media such as the TV and the speakers, the comfort in general”
— The Plum Guide.
“I don't know where to begin! Henry's canal boat was totally magical. The space is absolutely beautiful and equipped with everything you need - comfortable bed, fully stocked kitchen, great shower, cozy wood stove. The community at Gainsborough Wharf is also very special.”