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 and can offer breakfast on request, out on the deck if it’s sunny: good sausages, tomatoes with basil, salmon bagels, smoked kippers, home baked or local artisan bread. 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.