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Old 27-08-2008, 19:15   #1
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Info on London, UK live aboard info

Was wondering if anyone has info/insight into cost / availability of slips within commuting distance of London's Hammersmith area... boat would probably be a 40-50 foot Cat so need a wide slip.

Appreciate any thoughts

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Old 28-08-2008, 11:53   #2
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It might be wise to contact the Cruising Association at
Cruising Association Home Page While we are no longer members, CA can offer you a wealth of knowledge about the UK and particularly London. Check also St. Catherin's Dock.

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The river Thames is tidal and all the bridges are fixed (and very low) above Tower Bridge. So your only option is, as the above poster says, is St Catherines dock. It is right by the Tower of London and Tower Bridge so quite a touristy area. Also it is the home of the CA

Mosst of the people who live on the Thames do so in houseboats. No idea of prices but mega bucks for sure.

The other option is to find a mooring out of town. Easy to do for a boat that dries out. But you will have a long (distance and time) commute every day into town (along with 4million other people)

Hope this helps

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Old 29-08-2008, 17:58   #4
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Thanks guys.... I google St. Katherine Docks for awhile but couldn't find any rate info... probably on of those places where if you have to ask the price you can't afford it...ha... well, someone had told me it was quite cheap relative to a flat in London, but somehow I doubt living under the Tower of London would be cheap... Thanks for the leads.. I will check it out next time I am over there...

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