As city centres are emptying waterways are becoming not just an alternative place to live but an attractive business space too.
Are waterways becoming a new high street? Floating traders now run all manner of businesses from their boats – from grocery shops to record stores and restaurants to antiques emporiums. Narrowboats are being turned into hair salons, cafes, bookshops and bars.
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We want to hear about your favourite urban canal boat shop. What is it and why do you like it so much? What led you to discover it? Has it replaced a bricks and mortar store in your shopping routine? Share a photo or a short description using the form below – we’ll publish a selection of our favourite contributions.