Someone I know bought a narrow boat and lives in London on it! No noise from above or below and cheaper!!!I am currently living in London and whilst I would ideally like to purchase near my school as Plan A, plan B is to look outside of London where it's cheaper. Colchester seems interesting as I have been before, but I am open to pretty much anywhere in England that has a compact city centre with all the amenities shops/supermarkets etc. Any recommendations?