The boat has been designed specifically for the purpose. It offers an adaptable space to convert from shop, to workshop and event space.
The hull has been crafted by expert boat builders and has been fit-out by an industry leading team whose 15 years boat building experience is supported by backgrounds in product and furniture design as well as shopfitting.
The design of the boat provides built-in shelving to showcase titles at child height, additional headroom, a roof window and reading nooks for children. Materials such as Birch plywood have been chosen to provide a modern and light environment which is welcoming to both children and their parents.
The boat is fitted with a kitchen and Espresso machine and serves great coffee.
We operate as a roving trader licensed by the Canal & River Trust (CRT), we mostly travel along the Regents Canal, Paddington Arm, Limehouse Cut and Lea Navigation. There’s a focus on Telling Tales home borough of Hackney and neighbouring boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Islington but we can also travel north to Hertford and west to Bath or Bristol.
Our hours vary depending on where we are moored, when possible we try to stick to the times below. If you’re making a special trip, please contact us beforehand to make sure we are open.
Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 4pm