Great! You've either snagged a spot on the square or you're thinking of spending the night sleeping out to to raise funds and awareness for people experiencing homelessness. All Sleep Out participants must be pre-registered, and note the minimum age is 11. 

Timings: 

On-site check-in will start at 9:30pm at Duke of York Square. Only those who have pre-registered will be allowed onsite.

The event will finish at 6am, when we have to clear the square to make way for the Saturday Food Market. 

Kit to bring: 

- sleeping bag 

- sleeping mat and/or cardboard (helps to have a bit of insulation between you and pavement)

- waterproof "survival" or "bivvy" bag in case of rain (try Sports Direct or Amazon). But this is only in case it pours down. As most are made of non-breathable plastic, pools of condensation can form inside the bag, leaving you with the exact opposite effect you’re going for!

- umbrella suggested if it looks like rain is a possibility.

- a pillow - no extra points for being miserable. Although you could use your pack for a pillow if you want to go for the authentic experience. 

- a hat (you’ll be glad to have it).

- comfortable layers. Temperatures can drop in the middle of the night and you’ll want to be prepared. 

- Some sleepers like to use ear plugs and an eye mask (no one ever realises how bright and noisy the streets are until you try to sleep through it).  

- We’ll have the best porta-loos on the planet, thanks to Cadogan. If you want to brush teeth/wash up before bedding down, that is possible. 

Food & drink: 

Pending sponsorship, water and snacks will be freely available. Friends and former guests have offered to man the tea and coffee urns. Breakfast sandwiches traditionally have been available in the morning compliments of Partridges.

No alcohol allowed; we ask that you please do not smoke where people are sleeping. 

Facilities & security

We’ll have the comfort of porta-loos and security provided by Cadogan Estate.