Moving onto a houseboat: Since the 1960’s the vast networks of canals in the UK have been restored and become a place for leisure cruising. For some, a weekend break turns into a lifelong romance as they fall in love with the mobile life on the water. In London, there has been a 60 percent increase in boats registered to be moored in the city. Factors such as the pandemic, working from home, and rising rental costs all play a part in this watery exodus. Plus, with technological improvements with LEDs and solar panels and Wi-Fi, moving to a houseboat doesn’t mean going back in time. However, life on the waters is determined by where you are located. While London has a host of marinas, canals, and the Thames, in Oxford the main waterway through the city is the Oxford canal. For a central location, a narrowboat is the most likely vessel.