Meet The Residents Living Afloat

Bloch Family

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

  • Rachel, Hans & Joeske Van Walsum
  • Brendan Cox
  • Zatorski Family
  • Frankie Pullen, Tower Bridge Moorings
  • Anne Lydiat, Hermitage Community Moorings

Listen to the resident's stories