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Electric Avenue

Many streets in London have a place in popular culture. Baker Street, Regent Street, and… Electric Avenue?

The Electric Avenue referred to by the British musician Eddy Grant in his 1982 single by the same name is located in the South London borough of Lambeth, specifically the Brixton neighborhood. Notably, this road was the first market street in the world to be lit by electricity in the late 1800s—hence its name. 



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