Black Friday became a reality for those in central London on the evening of Friday, November 25 as the West End was plunged into darkness.
Theatre shows were cancelled and restaurants and bars were left in the dark after a power cut caused a blackout in the areas around Soho and Carnaby Street.
According to UK Power Networks, the power failure was due to a fault on the electricity network.
They told getwestlondon : “UK Power Networks engineers restored power supplies in the Soho and Carnaby Street areas of London, after a fault on the electricity network interrupted supplies at 5.16pm (Friday).
"Supplies were restored in stages with the final few back on at 9pm. We would like to apologise for the impact this has had on people and the inconvenience caused.”
Those in the area at the time shared their experience of the chaos on Twitter:
Some theatre shows were even cancelled or delayed:
Rupert Street Bar in Soho took advantage of the blackout taking to social media to announce that they were still open:
Power was restored to all areas at 9pm, around four hours after power was first lost.
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