Lights back on in central London after blackout

Lights were back on in parts of Soho and the West End after a power cut on Friday. People enjoying the Black Friday weekend were left in darkness when the […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Lights were back on in parts of Soho and the West End after a power cut on Friday.

People enjoying the Black Friday weekend were left in darkness when the blackout began at 17:16.

According to UK Power Networks, 2,300 properties including shops, cinemas, restaurants and theatres were affected.

It added the power cut¬†was due to a faulty piece of equipment on the¬†underground network. However, it didn’t affect the Tube network.

Power was restored after 21.00 on the same day.

The power outage also affected a number of shows in the West End.