Instead of heading to the lido or beach this summer, why not cool off in style in a floating hot tub along the River Thames?

Following a successful Crowdfunding campaign, the HotTug will launch this July utilising some of London’s most scenic canal areas.

Founded by two friends Jack Clegg and Stuart "Tommo" Thomson, the 3.8m by 2m wood fired floating hot tub heated to 38 degrees with fresh water powered by an electric engine and will be stationed in Old Street this summer at the ‘HotTug House’.

The experience, which lasts for 90 minutes is truly unique and is set to be one of the most fun and unusual activities in London.

Tommo said: "I first set eyes on The HotTug in 2012 and knew that it was something that Londoners would love.

"The inner pirate in me is so excited to be launching a new business on a boat and I cannot wait to bring this incredible experience to my home city."

When does it open?

It launches to the public on Tuesday July 11, 2017

Where is it?

Starts at City Road Basin, Graham Street, London, N1 8JX

How much does it cost?

Available to enjoy for a hot date of two or up seven friends or colleagues, the experience will cost £220 per session.

The experience lasts two hours, with 90 minutes in the water

How do I book?

Book online at

The crowdfunding campaign offers the opportunity for people to be the first to experience The HotTug at an exclusive discounted price of £140.

The campaign launched on June 6 and will run for five weeks with the aim to raise £10,000.