Welcome to The Harpy Houseboat, Tower Bridge

When London's most historic houseboat was built in 1904 she was christened 'HMS (His Majesty's Ship) Harpy'; a Customs & Excise floating office and VIP/royal landing stage on the north bank of the Thames, 400 yards west of Tower Bridge.  

Decommissioned in 1980, the present owners moved her to a new mooring on the South Bank, 400 yards east of Tower Bridge, and undertook an immaculate restoration and interior re-fit of The Harpy to create a stunning 1,850 sq. ft. (172 sq. m.) 4-bedroom contemporary London home.  

Now available for holiday and short lets, this unique 'Waterhouse' has exceptional views of Tower Bridge, The City skyline and the River Thames down to the new city skyline at Canary Wharf. 

Check availability and book online or contact Andrew on 07836 262222 or 'andrew@the harpy.com' for help with any questions.

Once utilitarian Edwardian offices and a 'Mess Room' for Customs & Excise 'Rummaging Officers' have been restored and refitted to create an exceptional home.  

Retaining much of her original robust character and details, the vessel is furnished with original Heal's 1920's oak antique furniture, big comfy sofas and beds, organic cotton mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, feather and down pillows and duvets, superb bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, eclectic bold art & objects, oak floors, Turkish kilims, Congolese tribal fabrics, lined curtains, great lighting, Fibre Optic WiFi, SkyQ TV & a Sonos/Bose multi-room sound system.  

The exceptional quality of the interior finishes, equipment, furniture and artwork, and spacious external wooden decks, all with London's classic postcard view of Tower Bridge, make staying on board The Harpy a truly memorable experience. 

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