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London’s 24-hour comedown

Sadiq Khan wanted to make London a "24-hour-city." As clubs close, is the dream over?

By Aimee Cliff   October 2018

Can London ever become a 24-hour city? Photo: Prospect composite

Last year, Sadiq Khan unveiled a plan to “create a life at night that works for everyone.” The mayor’s vision of London as a “24-hour city” would mean later opening hours for museums and theatres, supermarkets open after an evening shift ends, and more transport options around the clock, with several Tube lines open overnight at weekends. But at the heart of his plans was a promise to protect nightlife—the music venues, pubs and clubs that make London…

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