Night Shift: What a difference electric lighting makes

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night shift exhibition

credit: Toby Madden

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We pretty much take street lighting for granted in our cities, and forget what a difference it has made in urban lives. The London Transport Museum, always a joy to visit, is running a little show, Night Shift – London After Dark, that shows how the city (and the way we use it) changed with the development of street lighting, and how the transit system adapted to meet the changing needs.