Whole Venue at The Harpy Houseboat

Mill Street, London, SE1 2BB Show map
Bermondsey Station (750 yd)
Andrew W.

Andrew W.

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About this space

On the South Bank of the Thames, the 1904 Customs & Excise office, 'HMS Harpy', has been lovingly restored to create a stunning, 4-bedroom London home with exceptional views of Tower Bridge & The City.

Filled with Heals 1920's oak furniture, eclectic art and objects, excellent lighting, comfortable beds & sofas, Egyptian linen, superb bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, makes staying on board a truly memorable experience.

Additionally, Fibre Optic wifi and SkyQ TV & Sonos/Bose sound system will make your experience even more pleasurable.


Capacity

Standing
up to 12
Dining
up to 12

Prices

Monday
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Per session
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

CHECK-IN anytime from 4 pm; CHECK-OUT by 11 am.

Prices given above include VAT and housekeeping & laundry fee.

Prices are different depending on the month, week of the day and number of guests.

3 WEEKNIGHTS, 4 WEEKNIGHTS (DISCOUNTED BY 15%), WEEKENDS & FULL WEEKS (DISCOUNTED BY 10%),
ARE QUOTED FOR 8 GUESTS & INCLUDE £150 CLEANING & LAUNDRY COSTS PER STAY.

We regret that bookings cannot be taken starting or ending on Sundays.

Weekly bookings are preferred from Friday to Friday but other days are possible.

* £150 housekeeping & laundry fee is applied to each booking.

* Minimum 7 night’s stay over Christmas & New Year.

* The maximum number of nights available for short term holiday lets is 90 nights in any calendar year.

* The Harpy is only available for short term holiday lettings on a 'whole houseboat' basis, i.e. individual cabin bedrooms are not available to be booked separately. Different rates apply depending on the number of guests.

* Base rates are for one couple using one cabin. Additional guests, after the first two, are charged at £10 per person per night.

* The minimum booking period is generally 3 nights. However, when shorter periods are required a short stay surcharge of £250 applies for 2 nights, and £500 for 1 night.

* Bookings of less than 3 nights are preferred adjoining nights already booked or blocked out for the owners use.

* The Harpy sleeps 8 in four double cabins (with Cabin 4 convertible to a twin-bedded room). Cabins 1, 2 & 4 accommodate a cot (crib). Cabin 1 also has a small sofa usable as a bed (5ft 3' long - suitable for a child). The living area can accommodate two further guests in a sofa bed and an inflatable bed, taking the maximum capacity up to 12: 10 adults and 2 children. Other than the additional guest charges shown above, the cot and additional beds are provided at no extra charge.

* Booking deposit: 25% (transferable to other dates, but generally non-refundable), with the balance payable two months prior to arrival.

* Bags can be dropped off before check-in; usually from 11 am on check-in day. Bags can also be left on board to be picked up after check-out; usually until 4 pm on the check-out day.

* Payment: Bank Transfer, Cheque, PayPal (which can be linked to a credit card) or by Credit Card - on request, a credit card payment link will be sent with the booking invitation email.
Tuesday
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Per session
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

CHECK-IN anytime from 4 pm; CHECK-OUT by 11 am.

Prices given above include VAT and housekeeping & laundry fee.

Prices are different depending on the month, week of the day and number of guests.

3 WEEKNIGHTS, 4 WEEKNIGHTS (DISCOUNTED BY 15%), WEEKENDS & FULL WEEKS (DISCOUNTED BY 10%),
ARE QUOTED FOR 8 GUESTS & INCLUDE £150 CLEANING & LAUNDRY COSTS PER STAY.

We regret that bookings cannot be taken starting or ending on Sundays.

Weekly bookings are preferred from Friday to Friday but other days are possible.

* £150 housekeeping & laundry fee is applied to each booking.

* Minimum 7 night’s stay over Christmas & New Year.

* The maximum number of nights available for short term holiday lets is 90 nights in any calendar year.

* The Harpy is only available for short term holiday lettings on a 'whole houseboat' basis, i.e. individual cabin bedrooms are not available to be booked separately. Different rates apply depending on the number of guests.

* Base rates are for one couple using one cabin. Additional guests, after the first two, are charged at £10 per person per night.

* The minimum booking period is generally 3 nights. However, when shorter periods are required a short stay surcharge of £250 applies for 2 nights, and £500 for 1 night.

* Bookings of less than 3 nights are preferred adjoining nights already booked or blocked out for the owners use.

* The Harpy sleeps 8 in four double cabins (with Cabin 4 convertible to a twin-bedded room). Cabins 1, 2 & 4 accommodate a cot (crib). Cabin 1 also has a small sofa usable as a bed (5ft 3' long - suitable for a child). The living area can accommodate two further guests in a sofa bed and an inflatable bed, taking the maximum capacity up to 12: 10 adults and 2 children. Other than the additional guest charges shown above, the cot and additional beds are provided at no extra charge.

* Booking deposit: 25% (transferable to other dates, but generally non-refundable), with the balance payable two months prior to arrival.

* Bags can be dropped off before check-in; usually from 11 am on check-in day. Bags can also be left on board to be picked up after check-out; usually until 4 pm on the check-out day.

* Payment: Bank Transfer, Cheque, PayPal (which can be linked to a credit card) or by Credit Card - on request, a credit card payment link will be sent with the booking invitation email.
Wednesday
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Per session
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

CHECK-IN anytime from 4 pm; CHECK-OUT by 11 am.

Prices given above include VAT and housekeeping & laundry fee.

Prices are different depending on the month, week of the day and number of guests.

3 WEEKNIGHTS, 4 WEEKNIGHTS (DISCOUNTED BY 15%), WEEKENDS & FULL WEEKS (DISCOUNTED BY 10%),
ARE QUOTED FOR 8 GUESTS & INCLUDE £150 CLEANING & LAUNDRY COSTS PER STAY.

We regret that bookings cannot be taken starting or ending on Sundays.

Weekly bookings are preferred from Friday to Friday but other days are possible.

* £150 housekeeping & laundry fee is applied to each booking.

* Minimum 7 night’s stay over Christmas & New Year.

* The maximum number of nights available for short term holiday lets is 90 nights in any calendar year.

* The Harpy is only available for short term holiday lettings on a 'whole houseboat' basis, i.e. individual cabin bedrooms are not available to be booked separately. Different rates apply depending on the number of guests.

* Base rates are for one couple using one cabin. Additional guests, after the first two, are charged at £10 per person per night.

* The minimum booking period is generally 3 nights. However, when shorter periods are required a short stay surcharge of £250 applies for 2 nights, and £500 for 1 night.

* Bookings of less than 3 nights are preferred adjoining nights already booked or blocked out for the owners use.

* The Harpy sleeps 8 in four double cabins (with Cabin 4 convertible to a twin-bedded room). Cabins 1, 2 & 4 accommodate a cot (crib). Cabin 1 also has a small sofa usable as a bed (5ft 3' long - suitable for a child). The living area can accommodate two further guests in a sofa bed and an inflatable bed, taking the maximum capacity up to 12: 10 adults and 2 children. Other than the additional guest charges shown above, the cot and additional beds are provided at no extra charge.

* Booking deposit: 25% (transferable to other dates, but generally non-refundable), with the balance payable two months prior to arrival.

* Bags can be dropped off before check-in; usually from 11 am on check-in day. Bags can also be left on board to be picked up after check-out; usually until 4 pm on the check-out day.

* Payment: Bank Transfer, Cheque, PayPal (which can be linked to a credit card) or by Credit Card - on request, a credit card payment link will be sent with the booking invitation email.
Thursday
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Per session
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

CHECK-IN anytime from 4 pm; CHECK-OUT by 11 am.

Prices given above include VAT and housekeeping & laundry fee.

Prices are different depending on the month, week of the day and number of guests.

3 WEEKNIGHTS, 4 WEEKNIGHTS (DISCOUNTED BY 15%), WEEKENDS & FULL WEEKS (DISCOUNTED BY 10%),
ARE QUOTED FOR 8 GUESTS & INCLUDE £150 CLEANING & LAUNDRY COSTS PER STAY.

We regret that bookings cannot be taken starting or ending on Sundays.

Weekly bookings are preferred from Friday to Friday but other days are possible.

* £150 housekeeping & laundry fee is applied to each booking.

* Minimum 7 night’s stay over Christmas & New Year.

* The maximum number of nights available for short term holiday lets is 90 nights in any calendar year.

* The Harpy is only available for short term holiday lettings on a 'whole houseboat' basis, i.e. individual cabin bedrooms are not available to be booked separately. Different rates apply depending on the number of guests.

* Base rates are for one couple using one cabin. Additional guests, after the first two, are charged at £10 per person per night.

* The minimum booking period is generally 3 nights. However, when shorter periods are required a short stay surcharge of £250 applies for 2 nights, and £500 for 1 night.

* Bookings of less than 3 nights are preferred adjoining nights already booked or blocked out for the owners use.

* The Harpy sleeps 8 in four double cabins (with Cabin 4 convertible to a twin-bedded room). Cabins 1, 2 & 4 accommodate a cot (crib). Cabin 1 also has a small sofa usable as a bed (5ft 3' long - suitable for a child). The living area can accommodate two further guests in a sofa bed and an inflatable bed, taking the maximum capacity up to 12: 10 adults and 2 children. Other than the additional guest charges shown above, the cot and additional beds are provided at no extra charge.

* Booking deposit: 25% (transferable to other dates, but generally non-refundable), with the balance payable two months prior to arrival.

* Bags can be dropped off before check-in; usually from 11 am on check-in day. Bags can also be left on board to be picked up after check-out; usually until 4 pm on the check-out day.

* Payment: Bank Transfer, Cheque, PayPal (which can be linked to a credit card) or by Credit Card - on request, a credit card payment link will be sent with the booking invitation email.
Friday
16:00 – 5:30
from £1050 hire fee
Per session
16:00 – 5:30
from £1050 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

CHECK-IN anytime from 4 pm; CHECK-OUT by 11 am.

Prices given above include VAT and housekeeping & laundry fee.

Prices are different depending on the month, week of the day and number of guests.

3 WEEKNIGHTS, 4 WEEKNIGHTS (DISCOUNTED BY 15%), WEEKENDS & FULL WEEKS (DISCOUNTED BY 10%),
ARE QUOTED FOR 8 GUESTS & INCLUDE £150 CLEANING & LAUNDRY COSTS PER STAY.

We regret that bookings cannot be taken starting or ending on Sundays.

Weekly bookings are preferred from Friday to Friday but other days are possible.

* £150 housekeeping & laundry fee is applied to each booking.

* Minimum 7 night’s stay over Christmas & New Year.

* The maximum number of nights available for short term holiday lets is 90 nights in any calendar year.

* The Harpy is only available for short term holiday lettings on a 'whole houseboat' basis, i.e. individual cabin bedrooms are not available to be booked separately. Different rates apply depending on the number of guests.

* Base rates are for one couple using one cabin. Additional guests, after the first two, are charged at £10 per person per night.

* The minimum booking period is generally 3 nights. However, when shorter periods are required a short stay surcharge of £250 applies for 2 nights, and £500 for 1 night.

* Bookings of less than 3 nights are preferred adjoining nights already booked or blocked out for the owners use.

* The Harpy sleeps 8 in four double cabins (with Cabin 4 convertible to a twin-bedded room). Cabins 1, 2 & 4 accommodate a cot (crib). Cabin 1 also has a small sofa usable as a bed (5ft 3' long - suitable for a child). The living area can accommodate two further guests in a sofa bed and an inflatable bed, taking the maximum capacity up to 12: 10 adults and 2 children. Other than the additional guest charges shown above, the cot and additional beds are provided at no extra charge.

* Booking deposit: 25% (transferable to other dates, but generally non-refundable), with the balance payable two months prior to arrival.

* Bags can be dropped off before check-in; usually from 11 am on check-in day. Bags can also be left on board to be picked up after check-out; usually until 4 pm on the check-out day.

* Payment: Bank Transfer, Cheque, PayPal (which can be linked to a credit card) or by Credit Card - on request, a credit card payment link will be sent with the booking invitation email.
Saturday
16:00 – 5:30
from £1050 hire fee
Per session
16:00 – 5:30
from £1050 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

CHECK-IN anytime from 4 pm; CHECK-OUT by 11 am.

Prices given above include VAT and housekeeping & laundry fee.

Prices are different depending on the month, week of the day and number of guests.

3 WEEKNIGHTS, 4 WEEKNIGHTS (DISCOUNTED BY 15%), WEEKENDS & FULL WEEKS (DISCOUNTED BY 10%),
ARE QUOTED FOR 8 GUESTS & INCLUDE £150 CLEANING & LAUNDRY COSTS PER STAY.

We regret that bookings cannot be taken starting or ending on Sundays.

Weekly bookings are preferred from Friday to Friday but other days are possible.

* £150 housekeeping & laundry fee is applied to each booking.

* Minimum 7 night’s stay over Christmas & New Year.

* The maximum number of nights available for short term holiday lets is 90 nights in any calendar year.

* The Harpy is only available for short term holiday lettings on a 'whole houseboat' basis, i.e. individual cabin bedrooms are not available to be booked separately. Different rates apply depending on the number of guests.

* Base rates are for one couple using one cabin. Additional guests, after the first two, are charged at £10 per person per night.

* The minimum booking period is generally 3 nights. However, when shorter periods are required a short stay surcharge of £250 applies for 2 nights, and £500 for 1 night.

* Bookings of less than 3 nights are preferred adjoining nights already booked or blocked out for the owners use.

* The Harpy sleeps 8 in four double cabins (with Cabin 4 convertible to a twin-bedded room). Cabins 1, 2 & 4 accommodate a cot (crib). Cabin 1 also has a small sofa usable as a bed (5ft 3' long - suitable for a child). The living area can accommodate two further guests in a sofa bed and an inflatable bed, taking the maximum capacity up to 12: 10 adults and 2 children. Other than the additional guest charges shown above, the cot and additional beds are provided at no extra charge.

* Booking deposit: 25% (transferable to other dates, but generally non-refundable), with the balance payable two months prior to arrival.

* Bags can be dropped off before check-in; usually from 11 am on check-in day. Bags can also be left on board to be picked up after check-out; usually until 4 pm on the check-out day.

* Payment: Bank Transfer, Cheque, PayPal (which can be linked to a credit card) or by Credit Card - on request, a credit card payment link will be sent with the booking invitation email.
Sunday
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Per session
16:00 – 6:00
from £870 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

CHECK-IN anytime from 4 pm; CHECK-OUT by 11 am.

Prices given above include VAT and housekeeping & laundry fee.

Prices are different depending on the month, week of the day and number of guests.

3 WEEKNIGHTS, 4 WEEKNIGHTS (DISCOUNTED BY 15%), WEEKENDS & FULL WEEKS (DISCOUNTED BY 10%),
ARE QUOTED FOR 8 GUESTS & INCLUDE £150 CLEANING & LAUNDRY COSTS PER STAY.

We regret that bookings cannot be taken starting or ending on Sundays.

Weekly bookings are preferred from Friday to Friday but other days are possible.

* £150 housekeeping & laundry fee is applied to each booking.

* Minimum 7 night’s stay over Christmas & New Year.

* The maximum number of nights available for short term holiday lets is 90 nights in any calendar year.

* The Harpy is only available for short term holiday lettings on a 'whole houseboat' basis, i.e. individual cabin bedrooms are not available to be booked separately. Different rates apply depending on the number of guests.

* Base rates are for one couple using one cabin. Additional guests, after the first two, are charged at £10 per person per night.

* The minimum booking period is generally 3 nights. However, when shorter periods are required a short stay surcharge of £250 applies for 2 nights, and £500 for 1 night.

* Bookings of less than 3 nights are preferred adjoining nights already booked or blocked out for the owners use.

* The Harpy sleeps 8 in four double cabins (with Cabin 4 convertible to a twin-bedded room). Cabins 1, 2 & 4 accommodate a cot (crib). Cabin 1 also has a small sofa usable as a bed (5ft 3' long - suitable for a child). The living area can accommodate two further guests in a sofa bed and an inflatable bed, taking the maximum capacity up to 12: 10 adults and 2 children. Other than the additional guest charges shown above, the cot and additional beds are provided at no extra charge.

* Booking deposit: 25% (transferable to other dates, but generally non-refundable), with the balance payable two months prior to arrival.

* Bags can be dropped off before check-in; usually from 11 am on check-in day. Bags can also be left on board to be picked up after check-out; usually until 4 pm on the check-out day.

* Payment: Bank Transfer, Cheque, PayPal (which can be linked to a credit card) or by Credit Card - on request, a credit card payment link will be sent with the booking invitation email.

Cancellation policy

Other

The venue has not provided a cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.


Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Flatscreen TV
Natural light
Accommodation available
Free parking is available on-site
Private Balcony
Security system
Electric vehicle fast charging point
Central heating
DVD-Player
Stereo system
Clothes dryer
Iron & Board
Projector
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
PA system / music speakers available

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Rules of the space

Check in: 4:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM

THE HARPY HOUSE RULES

Please make sure all guests read these House Rules

The overriding request is to please treat The Harpy with the care and respect you would show if you were staying at a friend's house. She is a very old lady (113 this year) and needs treating with special care!

5.1 PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE BATHROOMS:

Please do not dispose of Sanitary Towels, Tampons, Cardboard, Cotton Wool or Plastic items in the loos.

These cause serious & very costly damage!

Any such items, including make-up removal face wipes, should be disposed of in the bathroom waste bins. Disposal bags are provided.

Such items clog up the macerator pumps that pump the Harpy’s wastewater and sewage to the mains drainage onshore.

Clogged pumps cause raw sewage water to leak into the hull.

The pump engineers and sewage clean up team can take up to 24 hours to arrive (longer at weekends). You do not want to be staying on board with the stench of raw sewage caused by clogged pumps!

The cost of repairing clogged pumps and cleaning up is c. £1,500. If this is found to result from guests having flushed things down the loo, which they have been asked not to, reimbursement will be required.

5.2 PLEASE BE SAFE ON DECK

5.3 NO SMOKING INSIDE PLEASE

5.4 NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON BOARD

5.5 PARTIES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON BOARD

5.6 NO STILETTO HEELS PLEASE

5.7 NO BLEACH PLEASE

5.8 PLEASE DON’T USE THE SPARE BED LINEN & TOWELS

5.9 PLEASE USE COASTERS ON THE OAK FURNITURE

5.10PLEASE PROTECT THE DINING TABLE

5.11PLEASE DON’T GO INTO THE HULLS

5.12PLEASE TELL US OF ANY BREAKAGES OR ISSUES

If any items are found to be broken or not working please let us know.
Minor breakages, e.g. glasses and plates, will not be charged.
We don’t charge a security deposit but staying on board represents your acknowledgement that significant breakages or damage will be paid for at cost plus a 20% management fee for organising repair or replacement.


Described by The Daily Telegraph as: 'A Magical Family Home', The Harpy is now available for vacation rental and holiday 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.

With 8 bed spaces in four cabins, 3 sofa beds and a crib/cot, The Harpy is the perfect place to stay for a group of 4 to 12 people, with so many historic London landmarks within a few minutes walk.

Access to the West End is very convenient with the Jubilee Line Underground 10 minutes walk away at Bermondsey Station.


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