Following the launch of the night tube last weekend, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan continues his bid to make the UK capital a 24-hour city with the introduction of the city's first Night Czar role.
Advertised online, the 2.5-day-a-week, £35,000 pa job requires the successful applicant to "champion the value of London’s night time culture whilst developing and diversifying London’s night time economy".
Working with London public bodies, including the Met Police, the Mayor, Transport for London and the Night Time Commission, along with private businesses, the Night Czar will "create a vision for London as 24-hour city and a roadmap showing how the vision will be realised".
As with similar, highly-successful positions in Berlin and Amsterdam, the appointment of a Night Czar could prove a crucial step in saving London's club scene, which has been systematically crushed over the past decade as large swathes of the city have been sold off for property development — even the legendary fabric nightclub now faces closure following the deaths of two 18-year-olds at the venue over the last two months.
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