ESCHEWING traditional semi-detached life for a semi-trad existence, London liveaboards are flocking to the capital in ever-increasing number.
Surveys and projections by the Canal & River Trust predict around 4,000 boats in the capital this month which represents a doubling of boats over five years.
With house prices out of the reach of thousands of workers looking to earn a living in London, the rise in demand for life afloat is putting pressure on the network’s finite number of moorings.
As Lewis and Kae have discovered, liveaboards can face a rude awakening if they have relocated from suburbia.
But undeterred boaters continue to arrive, joining the scramble for limted space.
The CRT has reacted by launching the London Mooring Strategy to ensure a fair share policy for all. Watch this space...