- 2 people
- 2 hours
- 1 week ago
JESSIE the narrowboat in Little Venice
Grand Union Canal, United Kingdom
Max 4 people
, 2 cabins
1 double bed / 2 single beds
Min 2 nights / Max 14 nights
Check in 3 p.m. / Check out 11 a.m.
Stay on a boat in London, United Kingdom
JESSIE the narrowboat is moored in the heart of Little Venice on the north bank of the Pool of Little Venice just a stones throw from Paddington Station. Convenient, pretty and very relaxing.
Jessie is moored in the Pool of Little Venice This is the triangular bit of canal you see on the map. She is close to Warwick Avenue and Paddington underground stations (Bakerloo Line) and Paddington mainline.
WARWICK AVE. Leaving the station, walk straight ahead up the road and turn right at the traffic lights into Blomfield Rd. Jessie is below the road on your left. Carry on to a gate in the railings which brings you down to the canal side.
PADDINGTON. Go to Platform 8 and walk to the end (passed all the bikes)and up the ramp. Follow signs to Hammersmith and City Line and the Grand Union Canal. Before the entrance to the Hammersmith and City Line turn right up the steps and out onto the canal side. Turn left and follow the canal. You will pass under various bridges and pass cafes/restaurants until you pass under a low bridge and round a corner into the Pool of Little Venice. Jessie is on the far side. Continue round passing the floating cafe and over a foot bridge on your right.
If you have arrived at Paddington on the underground, make your way to the mainline part of the station and follow the above.
CAR/TAXI. Arriving by road you may find the post code useful. The post code of the house opposite is W9 2 PF. Jessie is moored more or less opposite no.38 Blomfield Rd. This section of Blomfield Rd is One Way. There is on street pay parking on weekdays and it is free overnight from 6.30pm to 8.30 am and all weekend. Check the signs as rules vary from one location to another. At other times parking is by pay metre and is time limited.
If you are bringing a car mid week and need parking, there is a useful website parkonmydrive.com. It can work well. You park on someone's private driveway. If you search it enter the postcode W9 2PF. This approximates to the boats location.
Paddington Station has a 24hour car park not too far away. Search under Paddington Station Parking.
Stay on this lovely individual, comfortable boat in the heart of London and experience the capital from a different point of view.
Jessie is a 57 foot canal boat (or narrowboat) completed in 2011. She is 6 foot 10 inches wide. She can sleep 4 people in comfort, for 2 she is luxurious. The boat has a warm inviting interior and space on deck to sit and watch the world go by. The appropriately named Little Venice (a name coined by the poet Robert Browning) is a very pretty corner of London, famous as home to hundreds of beautiful canal boats and convenient base from which to explore the capital. Two underground stations and good bus routes to all parts of the city are a short walk away. There is something very special about returning to the peace and quiet of the canal after a day in the city.
The sleeping accommodation is made up of a double cabin at the front with doors to a small but comfortable front deck. There are two single bunk beds to the centre of the boat and a very comfortable sofa which flattens out to a double bed in the living area. Which you choose to use is up to you.
The bathroom has a shower, a cassette toilet, and a wash basin with shaving point.
The living area is to the centre of the boat with a solid fuel stove for chilly evenings, a wall mounted digital TV (DVD/CD player). There is a large comfy sofa/bed (storage underneath for bedding). A folding dinning table and additional chairs allows for 6 place setting
The galley has a gas hob and oven with grill, a good size fridge with freezer compartment, a sink and draining board, cupboards and drawers housing all the usual kitchen equipment.
Water is held in a tank onboard and needs topping up every few days (depending on your usage). This will be done by your host.
The boat has a shore supply of electricity which powers the AC system. A DC system powers the fridge and waters pumps. A charger needs to be switched on to recharge the batteries.
In the winter months heating is by the solid fuel stove which burns a combination of smokeless coal and logs which are provided. The stove can be controlled and kept going 24 hours but you need to allow for this in your daily routine loading the stove before going out and a little attention on your return. It keeps the boat warm and cosy. An eco fan assists circulation.
Free Wifi connection.
There are lots of local pubs, restaurants, cafe and shops in the immediate neighbourhood.
Follow the river (on foot) through Regent's Park past the zoo to Camden. Or East to Victoria Park and Limehouse Basin.
If you want to learn the ropes, or find out about the Thames, do make time for the Canal Museum.
What's special about this boat
Living on board is not quite like a conventional house and needs an understanding and patience with the obvious limitations in space and supply of resources. I will meet you on arrival to show you what you need to know about living on the boat.
Grand Union Canal
About the marina/waterway
Jessie is to be located in three different locations- West London- Portabello Central London- Kings Cross East London- Shoreditch All locations are close to public transport and have been chosen for the transport links, the interesting, cultural locations. Please contact host for more info
- Offers trips/charters (skippered)
- Cooker (cooking allowed)
- Coffee machine
- Smoking allowed
- CO2 alarm
- Smoke alarm
- iPod Dock
- CD Player/Radio
- DVD Player
- Welcome pack
- Electricity 24/7
- Walk-on access
- Crew on board
- Food and drink included
- Hot tub
- Additional Cot Hire
- Dog friendly
- Kid friendly
- Disabled access
- Free car parking
- Walking distance to town
- Swimming Pool
- Disabled access
- Paddlesports hire
- Boat hire
Well kept boat in a convenient spot
Meg keeps an excellent boat, it is very easy to get to, and lots of food options nearby. You have to expect foot traffic by the boat during the day but is quiet at night. I was very happy Meg supplied basic provisions (tea, coffee, milk, fruit, bread). Being new to canal boats and all being 6'2", I was on the edge of comfort size-wise but enjoyed my stay.
We had an amazing time on Jesse. Very comfortable and cosy . Meg was very attentive and responded to our queries promptly . I wouldnt hesitate recommending a stay on this lovely boat