RO­MANC­ING LON­DON’S WA­TER­WAYS

Life afloat has never been this good

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All aboard The Boathouse, a so­phis­ti­cated barge in the heart of West Lon­don. Made.com de­signed Scan­di­na­vian-in­spired in­te­ri­ors will have you smil­ing from the el­e­gant, chic light fix­tures to the lux­u­ri­ously spa­cious and sur­pris­ing gal­ley, equipped with a dine-in bar. But it’s all about the bath­rooms. No squeez­ing into small spa­ces here, with high ceil­ings and el­e­gant, con­tem­po­rary white metro tiles a strik­ing con­trast to matt-black fix­tures. Port­holes and other nau­ti­cal ephemera through­out nod to the his­tory of the ves­sel and this dis­tinct home-away-from-home. You might even want to go out and pur­chase a yacht af­ter a week­end here. Life afloat has never been this good. And never this zen with on­board yoga re­treats avail­able. Take your pick of equally in­spired and off-the-beaten path ameni­ties like two beach cruis­ers out­fit­ted with a three-bot­tle leather wine car­rier for ro­man­tic pic­nics in nearby Kew Gar­dens. Af­ter a cham­pagne re­cep­tion, your boat cap­tain for the day will take you on a breath­tak­ing sail down the his­toric river Thames. But per­haps you pre­fer to hop into your ro­man­tic wooden dinghy and row away for the day. Af­ter a day of tour­ing the city, your pri­vate chef greets you with all your favourite dishes and wine pair­ings. boathouse­lon­don.co.uk

Zen barg­ing on The Boathouse

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