What to expect on the night
The 2020 Streets of London Sleep-Out will take place in central London on the night of Friday 9th October. We’ll be sleeping out under the stars, in a safe and secure environment, to raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness.
The Sleep-Out will take place outdoors, in the grounds of a private venue within 15 minutes’ walk of Elephant & Castle underground station. We’ll be in touch with participants in the run-up to the event to provide the exact details.
Arrival will be between 7.30pm - 8.30pm on Friday 9th October. We hope to have a musician performing somewhere until about 9.30pm, to add a street busking feel! Quiet/sleep time will be between 10pm and 6am. The event will finish at 6am on Saturday 10th October and people will depart between 6am – 7.30am.
What to bring
The only absolute essentials are a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat/roll-mat (or cardboard), but we would suggest bringing the following:
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat (or cardboard)
- Plenty of warm clothes and water-proofs (to ensure you keep warm and dry)
- Hat & Gloves
- Waterproof survival bag/bivvy bag (only for use in case of bad weather - will help to keep your sleeping bag dry)
- Water bottle
- A sense of humour!
Please don't bring tents, alcohol, spray cans, stereos or anything that will disturb your fellow sleepers or any nearby residents - thanks.
Fundraising target and registration
To help cover essential event costs, there is a £9.50 registration fee (non-refundable).
We're holding the event to raise as much money as possible for the homelessness projects we support, so we ask each person taking part to raise money for Streets of London, to support the charity's work.
To take part in the sleep-out, you will need to have raised at least £50 in donations online by the day before the event. We encourage each participant to aim at raising £300 if they can, so that as many homeless people as possible receive support.
You will need to be at least 11 years old to take part in the event. Anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult who is at least 21 years old, with a maximum of 3 under-18s per accompanying adult present.
All Sleep-Out participants must be pre-registered. The number of places available for the event is limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registration will close at midnight on Sunday 4th October (if there are any places remaining by then).
If you'd like to join us, click the link below to sign up now!
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions and for further information about the event, have a look at the other pages in this section (see links on the side-bar).