A lightvessel, or lightship, is a ship that acts as a lighthouse. They are used in waters that are too deep or otherwise unsuitable for lighthouse construction.
This 34ft-long houseboat, moored at Royal Victoria Dock has a bright red exterior and has been featured in numerous celebrity photoshoots and music videos.
Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko have all stepped on board for various shoots and projects.
Light Vessel 93 is on sale via River Homes with a residential renewable yearly license.
The floating home is a former Trinity House navigational aid, built by Philip & Son of Dartmouth in 1938.
The boat was located in the North Sea until 2004, when it was converted into a 6-bedroom home and studio by its photographer owner and moved to the Docklands, East London.
Interiors have vintage maritime pieces salvaged from shipyards and reclamation yards, which add worn patinas and draw on its nautical past.
Four bedrooms – formerly crew cabins – are in the hull, complete with original 1930s mahogany furniture, distressed paneling and a porthole-lined kitchen with retro-futuristic metal cabinets and an antique metal stove.
On the spacious upper deck, the wheelhouse master bedroom suite has a 19th-century French copper bath while the lighthouse tower – set 45 feet above water level – offers sweeping views over the docks.
Length: 134 feet Beam: 25 feet Height: 45 feet Weight: 519 gross tonnes Draft: 9 feet
Year Built: 1938