You walk straight into the wheelhouse: light, bright and with wonderful views; settle on comfy seats by a French wood-burner and feel well and truly ‘on board’. There’s lots of space so there’s no sense of having to duck your head or anything. Downstairs is a double bedroom with curved wooden panelling, portholes and windows. Find a coffee machine down here and a Houdini hatch in the ceiling – your escape route if the boat sinks!
Saul loves cooking. He’ll give you good sausages, tomatoes with basil, salmon bagels, smoked kippers, home baked or local artisan bread, out on the deck if it’s sunny. It’s a super space with table and chairs, outdoor sofa, pots of colourful plants, a barbecue and grand views of the river and all its birds – cormorants, Canada geese, heron, swans, ducks and coots.
You’re near to everything between Battersea and Wandsworth bridges so set off on foot, by bus, or ferry.