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“Sleepless and invisible”: The hidden story of London’s night workers

Many Londoners will never see them. But the office cleaners and night wardens, healthcare workers, bus drivers and hotel receptionists that keep the city running in the dark make up over a third of London’s total workforce

By Francisco Garcia  

In the last few months of 2015, I worked almost full time at a pub in south east London. Though perhaps pub doesn’t quite cut it. Rather, it was one of those infernal places where the weekend sees it straddle the line between lairy student dive bar and lairy student dive disco until 3am. It was tiring, almost illegally badly-paid and too busy to even have the consolation of workplace camaraderie.

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