The boat-shaped room
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London's boat-shaped room opens for guests

A new one bedroom boat-shaped installation on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's Southbank is opening for guests.

Alain de Botton, who spearheaded the commission, told BBC London that it was a "fun" building designed to genuinely feel like a boat.

The installation was designed by architect David Kohn and artist Fiona Banner.

Katharine Hibbert, who won a competition to be a guest in the room, said it was in a good position to see "everything going on" along the Thames.

  • 12 Jan 2012