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Is this the Most Cost Effective way to Live in London?

Living aboard a narrowboat in London could make city living more affordable. Find out more at Roydon Marina Village

With average house and flat prices soaring in London during the start of 2021, many people are looking for alternative ways of living in order to keep costs down and make city life more affordable. At Roydon Marina Village we’re blessed to be based in a location that is both rural and atmospheric, yet within a stone's throw of the capital, making city life aboard a narrowboat or widebeam boat in our marina very achievable.

The drive from Roydon Marina Village to Canary Wharf takes just under an hour via the M11, making even the business centre of the capital within a reasonable commuting distance of our site. There’s also public transport available which can get you to the centre in just over an hour - again a reasonable commute time for those working in the capital.

Average house prices in London have soared, reaching an all time high of £514,000. If you want to live right in the city centre, these prices continue to fly, with the average price of a flat in central London going for £1,079,986! So, could living aboard a narrowboat or widebeam boat help you take the best bits of city living, but allow you to live within your means in a far more affordable property?

Working with our partners Lakeland Leisure Boat Sales we have a range of affordable narrowboat and widebeam boats available for sale in the London area. What’s more, we have boats available now from just £29,999, a figure far from the inflated prices of a flat in the centre of London.

Purchasing a boat is of course a huge commitment and living aboard a narrowboat does require some significant lifestyle changes. There are other costs associated with marina living also, but you have to remember that purchasing a flat or a house in London will also come with additional expenditure, such as taxes and fees.

By working with our dedicated boat brokerage, we can help you find a boat within your budget that will help you better live within your means. It’s an adventure, one that can give you a new lease of life, without having to venture too far from the city centre - that’s why we believe Roydon Marina Village really is the best place for those who want to live in London, just without the hassle.

Contact our team today to find out more!

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