In a city where extreme poverty and wealth exist side-by-side, Bedrooms of London makes visible the often shocking and unseen reality of home life for the 800,000 children living below the poverty line in our capital. Bedrooms of London showcases photos of children's sleeping spaces by photographer, Katie Wilson, and was produced in partnership with The Good Agency. It opened as a major exhibition at the Foundling Museum in February 2019 and attracted over 11,000 visitors.
The Bedrooms of London exhibition is the result of two years of engagement between The Childhood Trust and families living in sub-standard accommodation in every borough of London. During its three-month run at the Foundling museum, Bedrooms of London was extensively reported on by the national media and was supported by a research report on London’s housing crisis and a photo-book, which were sent to every London MP and The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. In April 2019, the government announced that it would be launching a consultation on scrapping Section 21 of the Housing Act, otherwise known as “no fault repossessions”, a major source of anxiety for low-income families living in the private-rented sector and a key issue highlighted by several families represented in the exhibition.