Meet The Residents Living Afloat
Over 1000 people live in floating residencies on the tidal Thames, and their stories are largely unknown. Last year our heritage project Life Afloat tracked the evolution of houseboat life on the River Thames through interviews, archive research and photography to bring to light this rich history through an exhibition and online collection. Go through the porthole to explore more about this unique way of life.
Explore the photography by Katherine Fawssett
Listen to the resident's stories
Denis Postle claimed 'The Thames is a wilderness and that we were living in the wilderness’ and that 'other people were mystified' by his lifestyle.
Find out more about his city oasis here.