Life really is better down where it's wetter, if by that you mean London's canals. This city's waterways are obviously great spots to visit for nature-packed walks and relaxing afternoons in canal-side pubs, but look a bit closer and you'll find even cooler stuff floating on the water itself. From high-end restaurants to a hairdresser, and from a book shop to bike repair spot, it seems like loads of Londoners are opening cool/useful indie hangouts on barges. Read our guide to some of the most unique. Then get down there and... splash out! (Sorry.)
Read our guide to outdoor London for more wild hangouts
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