Staying On A Luxury Superyacht In The River Thames
Pretend you're a billionaire, just for a night
Reserved for Russian oligarchs, flashy billionaires, and the occasional Simon Cowell, the chance to board a SuperYacht is probably impossible unless you’re socialising in some very elite circles, or on the cast of Made In Chelsea.
Well, not so fast.
The Sunborn Yacht Hotel is the answer to this monetary dilemma. This 120-metre long SuperYacht in East London’s Docklands area consists of 136 bedrooms, a swanky cocktail bar, four luxury suites, triple level sundecks, a spa, and a fine-dining restaurant. Not bad.
Thing is, it just doesn’t set sail. Purposely built as a permanent mooring since 2014, it’s now a long-lasting neighbour of London City Airport, ExCel, the O2 Dome, Canary Wharf, and a great base for a few days exploring in London’s trendy east.
Take A Peek Into Luxury
Not everyone can afford to go cruising on a superyacht (no sh*t Sherlock), but even a single nights stay gives you a cheeky taste of what the one percent may be living like.
With rooms starting from £160 on a B&B basis, there is the tempting option to step up into a world of luxury and upgrade to the executive suite. With more than enough space inside and on the private sundeck to fit a snazzy champagne reception (in other words, a pretty sweet private yacht party), the ensuite wet room even has its own sauna and Hot Tub, a nice touch from Finnish owners.
A Piece Of Cake
A stay in London wouldn't be complete without the quintessentially British treat of afternoon tea, and why not indulge with a quintessentially London vista to match.
Dainty finger sandwiches are followed by raisin scones, clotted cream, and sweet jams. At the top of the cake stand… well, a spread of delectable cakes that were more than satisfactory. Washed down with a classic pot of English tea. The Queen wouldn’t turn her cheek.
From Europe To Asia
The fusion-inspired, à la carte menu on the Land’s End Restaurant is straight out of a London’s dynamic cultural melting pot.
With classics and new favourites from Europe to Asia, the flavours, textures, and spices of each dish, once made their way up the River Thames to be discovered by England, passing right by this superyachts historic location.
Watching the planes overhead from London City Airport depart and arrive while sipping on a glass of bartenders colourful alchemy, made us forget the stunning views back toward central London.
Then again, you can forget you’re on a superyacht altogether when you’re on the third glass of Lé Grande Blue (a very tasty cocktail that includes champagne.)
Any superyacht wouldn't be complete without its own spa. With a selection of facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and all the beauty essentials, there will be someone on hand to spruce you up before you hit the deck. Just make sure you book in advance.