based on 39 reviews
Joan (The Harpy House boat)
Jefferson Family

Wonderful experience and highly recommend for anyone wanting an amazing experience. The view of the tower brigde to wake up to and sleep to was beautiful. The host, Andrew, was very attentive. We love all the amenities of the house and the details. They supplied converters and even left us some wine and bread. We love the little touches. We love there was Sonos and kitchen was fully stocked. Definitely worth the money. We believe it to be a great value for the price. Thank you Andrew for a wonderful experience in this lovely home.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 10/2019

Jaycee (Kissimmee, Florida)
Our best London accommodations to date!

We absolutely loved our 4 stay on The Harpy! We were a 3 generation party of 7 including a 2 year old and nearly 1 year old. This was our third trip to London in the last 4 years and this was, by far, the best accommodations to date. As our party was larger, we knew right away we wanted to find a place that would accommodate our family and most importantly, be comfortable for our children. Hotels were no longer going to fit our needs. As vacation rental property managers ourselves, we knew a rental was the way to go. Being able to cook our own meals on our slightly slow, “kid in tow”, routine was so relieving. No rushing down to the hotel restaurant to make it before breakfast ended or trying to figure out where to get a middle of the night snack. Also, having the ability to do laundry on site made my life so much easier (even though I ended up using it everyday with 2 small children). The location is perfect for visiting all of the “must see” London attractions. The gorgeous views of Tower Bridge are an added bonus. Andrew showed us all the ins and outs of the vessel and was happy to answer any questions we had. We were especially appreciative of being allowed to occupy two of the bedrooms a little early as our youngest had a bit of travel sickness and was not coping too well after our overnight flight. We had groceries delivered by Waitrose and everything was delivered correctly and on time and Andrew was there to meet them for us. We will definitely be booking again for our next visit! Thank you for a wonderful stay and for your hospitality!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 4/2019

Narelle Stewart (Airlie Beach, Australia)
Perfect Place

The Harpy is the perfect place to stay in London, so close to all attractions pubs and restaurants. All amenities are covered. We will return one day soon.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2019

Julie Dunn (Colorado USA)
The Harpy Houseboat of Happiness

The accommodations were spectacular and beyond our expectations. Andrew met us when we arrived, gave us the grand tour, walked us to a local lunch haunt, left us with a welcoming bottle of wine and fresh baked bread. The living area was perfect and allowed a lot of terrific family interaction and after our daily jaunts we had dinner every night at 'home" Honestly, we were not ready to leave and have discussed coming back again. The location was perfect and far quieter than I thought it might be, being so close to Tower Bridge. The beds were very comfortable and the entire house boat well appointed. We feel privileged being able to stay there.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 1/2019

Astrid Nagel (Hamburg, Germany)
Magic Holiday

Our family (group of 8 adults) stayed on The Harpy for 4 nights. It is the most wonderful place to stay in London - there can't be a better place! To us it felt like a dream and now we all miss the gentle rocking, the fantastic views, the .... just everything we experienced on The Harpy. One of our group did actually skip sightseeing for a day just to be able to stay on the houseboat. Julie and Andrew are wonderful and very attentive hosts who thought of everything one could need - and lots more.

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 12/2018

JB (Uk)
Jewel in the Crown

I seriously doubt you could find a more unique place to stay in London, the most stunning view and feel so lucky to have stayed here, feels like a secret you want to keep as we were lucky to get the date we had, would love to stay again.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

Erin Aura (Pleasanton, California)
Our best vacation ever!

My family (all 8 of us) stayed on The Harpy for a week. Everyone voted this as our best vacation ever! Such a perfect spot for families, location was so convenient to everything we wanted to see and do. The houseboat was large enough for all of us to relax and enjoy London. Waking up to the view of the beautiful tower bridge made me smile every morning. Andrew was a wonderful host and all of his recommendations were fantastic!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 10/2018

Cindy (Vancouver, BC)
You can't beat these accomodations!

I can't thank you enough Andrew for an experience of a life-time! The attention you have put into the Harpy to ensure that your guests are comfortable is second to none. This is by far the most memorable place I think I'll ever stay in my life! The location is great, but most of all the views from the Harpy can't be beat. We looked forward each day to coming 'home' from a long day of sight-seeing to enjoy our time on board. If the Harpy is within your budget, you won't be disappointed.

Group  |  stayed in 9/2018

Sarah (Kent)
Perfect for sightseeing

What A Little Gem Harpy, is beautiful and fantastically maintained, by Andrew and his crew. Location is fantastic, right on the South Bank, perfect for sightseeing, bars and restaurants. You won’t be disappointed.

Group  |  stayed in 4/2018

Franklin Page (Los Angeles USA)
Favourite holiday home

We crewed the HMS Harpy as a family of five for my dad's 60th birthday. In short: AMAZING. My dad was so pleased, he said it's his favorite holiday home (or hotel, or anything else) that he's ever stayed in. I completely agree with him. Andrew is a consummate host, and the Harpy itself is magnificent — clean, spacious, and perfectly appointed. If you're thinking of staying here, and it's in your budget, just do it!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 3/2018

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