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  • Stunning Houseboat near Kings Cross

    Regent's Canal, United Kingdom

    • 5 Guests
    • Entire boat


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  • Max 5 people , 2 Cabins

    / 1 single bed

    Min 2 nights / Max 14 nights
    Check in 2 p.m. / Check out 11 a.m.


    Stay on a boat in Kings Cross, United Kingdom.

    Live on our beautiful houseboat on its unique private mooring in the heart of London surrounded by water, trees, coots & swans, yet just a few mins walk to Kings Cross & Islington with their bustling bars, markets, restaurants, shops & theatres. At the end of the day relax on the mooring: cook a BBQ, soak in the secluded hot tub, or take the rowboat to Kings Cross for a sunset drink - you will not find a more original & relaxing stay in London.


    Galatée is a new houseboat located on a quiet wooded private gated mooring, fully secure and in the heart of London. Galatée is not on the towpath. You will have use of the garden which includes a BBQ area with table and chairs, a hammock, and a secluded outdoor hot-tub for up to 4 people.There is also a beautiful clinker built rowing boat which is available for use.


    Galalée is light and bright, and well equipped with mains electricity and plentiful hot water.
    There are two entrances to the boat at the bow and at the stern.

    The bow deck has seating and double doors into the front cosy cabin comprising a small living room with folding table and chairs, TV/dvd, and single sofa-bed (80 cms wide), and a large cupboard separating a cabin with double berth. This berth has a footwell in order to accommodate a full size mattress (140 cms wide by 195 cms long).

    At the stern there is a large deck which can accommodate 6 people. The deck gives access into the main living space, with sitting area, dining table and kitchen. The Ligne Roset sofa opens into a comfortable sofa-bed (160 cms wide) and the sleeping area can be screened off at night for privacy.

    The bow and stern parts are linked by a corridor where there is a full size fridge and microwave, a bathroom with basin, shower and small bath, and chemical toilet. Electric heaters are available in each room and there is a solid fuel stove in the living room that can be used for extra heat in winter.


    Please note that there are 25 steps down to the mooring and a step onto the boat.
    At the gatehouse you will find a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a small supermarket just round the corner and it's an easy walk to Islington Angel shopping center (Waitrose, M&S, Sainsbury's) and to Chapel Market for fresh market food.

    The Area

    You will be surprised to find this quiet oasis in central London!
    There is an abundance of railway, underground and bus connections in the area. You can walk along the towpath to King's Cross (15 mins) with all its connections to London, the rest of the UK, the airports and Paris/Brussels by Eurostar.
    There are several bus stops nearby giving access to the West End, Coventry Garden, City and elsewhere.

    There is a large shopping area at nearby Islington Angel with supermarkets, shops, cinemas, and numerous restaurants along Upper Street, and Chapel Market for fresh market produce (a traditional inexpensive East London food market, open every day except Mondays). There are also several fringe theatres (Old Red Lion Theatre, The King's Head Theatre and Almeida Theatre), and music clubs at Islington. Angel station is a useful underground (Northern line) and bus hub.

    In the other direction, you can walk along the canal in 5 minutes to the new Granary Square development with its fountains, bars, restaurants, cinema and theatres, the iconic Book on the Water shop, and Harry Potter's 9 3/4 platform at Kings Cross. And at about a 30 minutes walk along the canal you get to Camden Market.

    On the mooring we have a private wooded garden with a BBQ area which you may use (buy your own charcoal). We also have a secluded area with a hot tub which you may use by arrangement.
    There is a beautiful clinker built rowboat available at your own risk (you must be a competent oarsman as the canal has a lot of traffic and needs to be navigated with care). The row up to Kings Cross is beautiful and you can moor up there for a drink or meal.
    If you are angler, you can fish from the mooring which is a well known fishing spot. Permits and equipment can be supplied for £20/day.

    What's special about this boat

    The boat with its well-designed cabins, the canal with its wildlife and boating activity, the garden with its hot tub, the rowboat, the neighbourhoods of Kings Cross and Islington nearby, all this combines to make a stay on Galatée an experience that is hard to beat.

    Regent's Canal

    Little Venice

    About the marina/waterway The Regent's Canal is steeped in history and places of interest. We are located in a wonderful part of London. In one direction 5 minutes walk along the canal is Granary Square, which used to be a canal basin in Victorian times where barges unloaded their goods for transportation onwards to the homes and businesses of London, and has now been artfully converted into the new and fibrant canalside heart of King's Cross, with its fountains, bars, galleries and restaurants. And further along the canal is Camden Market with its craft stalls and quirky clothing shops, a centre for London’s alternative culture. Not forgetting the Islington canal tunnel, right near to the boat, a narrow underground passage almost a mile long that stretches under Angel Islington, where boats can only pass in one direction at a time.

    • Kitchen
    • WiFi
    • Aircon
    • Smoking allowed
    • CO2 alarm
    • Smoke alarm
    • Laundry
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • iPod Dock
    • CD Player/Radio
    • DVD Player
    • TV
    • Heating
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Welcome pack
    • Bedding/Towels
    • Walk-on access
    • Electricity 24/7
    • Crew on board
    • Food and drink included
    • Hot tub
    • BBQ
    • Disabled access
    • Additional Cot Hire
    • Dog friendly
    • Kid friendly
    • Free car parking
    • Bar/Restaurant
    • Concierge
    • Walking distance to town
    • Shops
    • WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Swimming Pool
    • Disabled access
    • BBQ

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