decades ago I lived on a river boat moored near battersea bridge. I wonder about their legal status. we didn't obey most of the local rules. but did have water and electricity--at an unbelievably cheap rate.
recently I was in London. the boats are still there and twice as many. the lorien and the 219 (I lived on both at different times) were still there, and much better maintained.
now they have a security guard. I walked by and asked him several questions, about whether people in knew still owned boats. he never said a word, not a word. a real basil fawlty(kinda like prick bridges). they appear to have legal use of the moorage spots. chaynne walk on the other hand was run down and near demolition. they are probably going to tear down most of the nice old buildings and build a condo village. it's pretty near downtown nowadays.