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The thrill of busking

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

9 March 2024

9:00 AM

They are, to quote Mark Knopfler, down in the tunnel trying to make it pay. Transport for London has this week been holding auditions for buskers, assessing the performers for licences that allow access to pitches on the Tube and, for the first time, the Elizabeth line. It’s a bureaucratic approach to a traditionally informal activity, but passengers will get their tunes and buskers will get their money.

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