“We'd love to stay again.”

We had a wonderful peaceful time. The boat was gorgeous. Calypso was the perfect host, lots of contact. There was an offer of a fresh hamper on arrival if requested and cold beers juice and champagne in the fridge. Everything was very easy to use, we felt very safe as the place was a gated mooring. We'd love to stay again, it's made me feel like I'll never book a hotel again as canal living is such a unique experience, you don't feel like you're in the city. We managed to park very close by, £30 for the weekend, the host gave us a link to a parking site, a little like Airbnb. I can not fault this experience. Very happy customer. 

— Isolde.

“A perfect stay”

We had a wonderful weekend visit on this beautiful houseboat. It was a lovely alternative to staying in a hotel. We really loved all the extra detail that has been put into making a perfect stay - a home away from home. Henry was an amazing host - with really useful tips of what to do and where to go for two Londoners wanting to discover an unknown part of London. It really ticked all our boxes. Thank you very much

— Alice

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The Gainsborough Wharf Boatels - Two charming house boats in East London with wood-burning stoves and waterside decks for soaking up the sunshine.

— CoolStays


“Away from the hustle and bustle”

Great stay. Perfect location: on a Canal! Now that's a different way to enjoy London! Away from the hustle and bustle yet easily accessible with public transport. Comfortable boat. Well appointed . Everything worked. Would stay again, in fact probably will.

— Daniel

“I don't know where to begin....”

I don't know where to begin! Henry's canal boat was totally magical. The space is absolutely beautiful and equip with everything you need - comfortable bed, fully stocked kitchen, great shower, cozy wood stove, etc. And the community at Gainsborough Wharf is very special - warm friendly people, prime location, wonderful hosts! Thank you Henry & friends for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. We will be back for sure!

— Jenna


“Beautiful boat”

Excellent surprise trip booked with friends. Very helpful hosts. Beautiful boat with fab kitchen, bathroom. Beautifully decorated. Exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

— Lauren

“Outstanding stay!”

We had an outstanding stay with Henry and the crew. They were very attentive and responsive to every needs. The boat was beautifully decorated, very clean and in a very safe area. We slept extremely well. The location is superb with walking distance to restaurants and pubs as well as very trendy Brick Lane area and the like. We will be back !

— Eric