Up to 30 homeless families are facing removal from a hotel they are being housed in, due to a famous singer visiting London.
A Travelodge in Enfield, may be forcing the people out at end of month as a series of Beyoncé concerts take place.
The removal comes after the local council failed to extend the families’ bookings reports The Guardian.
Beyoncé is scheduled to play five nights at the nearby Tottenham Hotspur stadium between 29 May and 4 June.
The singer is predicted to earn an eye-watering £1.6 billion with the Renaissance World Tour.
London has had the biggest rise of rough sleepers in England according to government figures, with an increase of 34% across a 12-month period.
There were an estimated 858 people sleeping rough in the capital on a single night in autumn 2022, compared to 640 the year before.
The government data found that rough sleeping had increased in every region of England year-on-year since 2020.
Reality TV star Vicky Pattison slept out for a night at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the reality of youth homelessness and the work done by Centrepoint to counteract it, reports The Evening Standard.
An Enfield council spokesperson said: “In the event that Travelodge is not able to offer rooms for individuals and families, we will do our utmost to find other suitable accommodation with as little disruption as possible.
“We recognise that hotel accommodation is not ideal for families which is why we continue to lobby for national action to address the fundamental shortfall of affordable housing.”
A Travelodge spokesperson said: “We have been working with Enfield council for many years to provide short-term accommodation. All parties understand that this is a temporary arrangement until the local authority can find a more permanent solution.
“At present we do have ample availability at our Enfield and nearby hotels for the dates in question that the council are welcome to book. Our rooms are subject to availability but we will always try our utmost to support Enfield council where we can.”