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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