Hot homes: houseboats on the Thames

We take a property tour of the capital's most sought-after waterside villages, to discover sleek Dutch barges, charming narrow boats and floating island homes.
It is the perfect summer for houseboat living. The best way to stay cool in the capital is to take to the water, become a houseboat resident and enjoy long, idyllic evenings from dockside sun decks and riverside roof terraces.

The Thames is London’s biggest open space, and floating homes make great pieds-à-terre for City workers, or fantastic studios and office spaces for artists and creatives.

£199,950: Poplar Dock Marina, Docklands E14
This one-bedroom Dutch Barge is moored in the Poplar Dock Marina, close to Blackwall DLR and within walking distance of Canary Wharf. The main living area is a long open-plan space with a living room/entertainment area, dining space and kitchen with wooden floors, and a separate study could be used as a small second bedroom.
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