London, the new Monaco

Superyachts and 30-degree heat makes London the place to be

With temperatures soaring in London today, if you’re down at

West India Dock you could be excused for thinking you were somewhere far more


In the last few days the rich and famous have been

descending on London for the Olympic Games, the opening ceremony of which is

this Friday. Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, sent his yacht, Octopus, to London ahead of his arrival. At 126m (414ft)

long, Octopus is the 12th

largest yacht in the world, and features two helipads, two submarines and a

swimming pool, so it should provide him with a suitable base during the Games.

If he fancies popping upstream, he has the choice of seven

tenders, including one 19m (62ft) so-called limo tender, kept on the bathing


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Among the other super yachts there is the 73m (240ft) Ilona, 65m (213ft) Seanna and 45m (147ft) Harle are also docked in London,

with 35m (120ft) Sea Bluez, 52m

(171ft) Deniki as well as Stad

, a 76m (250ft) three-masted

Clipper built in 2000.


Thanks to Superyacht World for the photos.