Blackout hits London's Soho on Black Friday

Blackout hits London's Soho on Black Friday

Black Friday took on another meaning in central London when a power cut plunged a large part of Soho into darkness.

Theatre shows were cancelled and shops closed as tourists and shoppers tried to enjoy the capital's night life.

UK Power Networks said 2,300 properties had been affected by the blackout which began at 17:16 GMT.

Power has been restored in some areas while engineers said they believe the fault will be fully fixed between 20:30 and 21:30.

Aladdin the Musical at the Prince Edward Theatre was one show cancelled with ticket holders advised the "tickets will be refunded" while Thriller at the Lyric Theatre has also been called off.


Blackout hits London's Soho on Black Friday

The power cut has not affected the Tube network, according to Transport for London (TfL).

UK Power Networks said: "An underground electricity cable has faulted on our high voltage network causing an area wide power cut."

Blackout hits London's Soho on Black Friday

Blackout hits London's Soho on Black Friday



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