Railways were all the rage and any new investment money was diverted away from water to rail. Today the majority are holiday cruisers custom-built for the leisure. Working boats were the norm back in the Industrial Revolution. However, economic inflation has caused the young creative class to look at working and living on boats as an alternative. In synonymous with the distinctive creative canal culture of the past, their whole life is a quintessential way of doing things that has fostered a new class of creative community on water, with the establishment of floating cinema, pop-up cafe, boat bookstore and handcrafts store.