Keira Knightley's houseboat home

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2010
Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley's houseboat home

Keira Knightley and her boyfriend Rupert Friend have rented a houseboat on a canal in London's East End

Keira Knightley is living on a houseboat.

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actress and her boyfriend Rupert Friend have been using the barge, which is moored on a canal in London's East End, every weekend and have rented it up until the summer.

The pair were spotted walking along the canal, close to the city's trendy Hoxton area on Sunday (17.01.10).

A source told BANG Showbiz: "I was really shocked to see an actress as huge as Keira walking about. Everyone walking past was doing a double take.

"The pair looked really happy. They were wrapped up warm, linking arms and giggling - just the two of them."

Keira, 24, is currently starring in 'Misanthrope' at the London Comedy Theatre, while Rupert just began a run in the 'The Little Dog Laughed' at the Garrick Theatre in the British capital.

With many evenings taken up at the theatre, the pair are enjoying all their spare time on the canal boat.

A nearby resident added: "They spend most weekends on it, brewing up pots of tea. They're a very sweet couple. They regard their houseboat as their sanctuary."

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