Streets of London (registered charity number 1155242) funds specialist support for people who are homeless in London, and raises awareness about homelessness.
We put on exciting live events, including charity concerts which give music fans the opportunity to see big-name acts performing in intimate venues for a great cause.
Ellie Goulding, Bastille's Dan Smith and The Vaccines' Justin Young are the charity's ambassadors.
Ellie Goulding headlined an amazing Streets of London fundraising show at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall in November 2016, which featured surprise guest appearances from Jack Garratt, Laura Mvula and Gabrielle Aplin. The concert marked a third consecutive year that Ellie has performed in support of Streets of London, following shows compered by Fearne Cotton at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and the Roundhouse, which have included special guest appearances from members of Mumford & Sons, Bastille and Years & Years, as well as John Newman, Rudimental, Kodaline, Birdy, Tom Odell, Jess Glynne and Kwabs.
In 2014, more than 30 major bands and solo artists – including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Alt-J and The XX – lent us their support by signing Streets of London T-shirts and donating other signed memorabilia for a very successful eBay auction.
Seasick Steve headlined a concert in support of Streets of London in May 2011, which featured a surprise guest appearance by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. A web-cast of the gig was featured on the home page of The Guardian website, where it attracted more than a quarter of a million views.
Our events have also been covered by BBC Breakfast TV, BBC Radio (Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music), The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Daily Star, Cosmopolitan, The Evening Standard, Metro and Time Out.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, in the last two years Streets of London has made grants totalling more than £125,000 to fund some fantastic projects that offer life-changing support to homeless people in London. For more information about the projects we support, click here.
We also raise awareness - Streets of London aims to shift perceptions and challenge some of the stereotypes about who homeless people are, and to increase general understanding about the issue and what can be done to tackle it.
We hope to see you soon at one of our events!