Haggerston, February 2016 (audio 02:45)
Rainbow and Jana met nine years ago while living on the streets. A narrowboat provides them with temporary shelter.
Walworth, February 2016 (audio 02:53)
The demolition and so-called regeneration of The Aylesbury Estate means Carol must leave her home of 46 years.
Wandsworth, October 2016 (audio 02:12)
Sommer’s recently renovated family home has a cinema, a gym and a bar, and doubles as a place of business where she holds creative workshops.
Goodmayes, December 2016 (audio 04:27)
Imran & Farina live in a semi-detached 1930’s house with their two children, close to Imran’s takeaway fast food restaurant.
Tottenham Hale, April 2016 (audio 03:25)
Eugen, a construction worker, built a shack on a patch of waste ground out of discarded materials.
Leytonstone, September 2016 (audio 02:50)
Nizar, Fatemi and their two daughters live with and care for Pat, who has dementia.
Westminster, April 2016 (audio 02:33)
Debs has been house-sitting for friends for eight months in central London, having lived in her previous flat for 12 years.
Brentford, March 2016 (audio 02:27)
Stewart has lived on London’s canals for most of his life, working as a mechanic specialising in vintage narrowboat engines.
Barbican, November 2016 (audio 01:50)
Anton and his partner have lived in a one bedroom apartment in The Barbican since 2012.
Tulse Hill, January 2017 (audio 01:49)
Diggz lives alone in a converted Georgian flat. He is banned from many of the newly gentrified bars and cafes in his neighbourhood.
Strawberry Hill, January 2017 (audio 02:22)
Nick is resident director of Strawberry Hill, an extravagant Gothic Revival villa built from 1749 by Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford.
Buckhurst Hill, January 2017 (audio 02:48)
Isatu quit her city job and started a fashion label from the living room of her terraced house, where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Holland Park, February 2017 (audio 02:24)
Architects Claire & Ian’s house has a dance floor, a fish pond, a waterfall and its own solar panels and water recycling facilities.
Lower Clapton, May 2016 (audio 02:28)
Jacob and his housemates are preparing to move out of the Georgian terrace house they have been squatting since 2013.
Soho, February 2017 (audio 03:20)
PhD student Weiyin is experimenting staying in a converted rickshaw that she rides for work, as research into future typologies of housing.
Kensington, December 2016 (audio 02:46)
Tom lives in Clementi House, once the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832); pianist, composer and ‘Father of the Pianoforte’.
Waterloo, October 2016 (audio 02:44)
Jimmy was one of the original residents of the so-called ‘Cardboard City’ in the Waterloo Bullring in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Kentish Town, May 2016 (audio 02:34)
Alex came to London in 2009 to work as a musician, and has been lodging in a room in a Georgian terrace house since then.
Greenwich, November 2016 (audio 03:48)
Mike lives alone in a single bedroom flat in a modern development, following a period of homelessness.
Catford, March 2017 (audio 02:40)
Amina, a paediatric nurse, her husband and their four young children live in a small one bedroom flat.
Neasden, January 2017 (audio 02:11)
Sadhu Yogvivekdas is one of 18 monks living inside the Neasden Temple, Europe’s first traditional Hindu stone temple.
Barnes, June 2016 (audio 02:56)
Mary has lived in the same house for 52 years. Her bedroom doubles as a studio for her printmaking.
St John's Wood, May 2016 (audio 02:51)
Debora lives with Mrs Haar, and provides her with support and companionship, as part of a homeshare scheme.
Surbiton, November 2016 (audio 03:17)
Katie, who is originally from a small town in Poland, shares a two bedroom flat with a friend.
Belgravia, January 2017 (audio 02:55)
Jessica, and the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians (ANAL), are squatting a £15m mansion on Eaton Square.
Streatham, December 2016 (audio 01:26)
Alex is just about to move out of a van he has been living in for the last 18 months, as a way of saving money to go travelling.
Camden Town, November 2016 (audio 01:37)
Filmmaker and artist Alice rents a room in a shared house with friends. She lives with schizophrenia.
Mitcham, November 2016 (audio 02:55)
AJ lives in a prefabricated modular apartment block called Y:Cube, recently created by YMCA for single people in housing need.
Tottenham, May 2016 (audio 02:15)
Patricia, Tom & Nicki are attempting to live without using money. They have squatted a derelict nursery, closed due to funding cuts.
Maida Vale, November 2016 (audio 02:38)
Rex is moving into a new room, that he will rent from a major London property guardian company.
Dollis Hill, December 2016 (audio 03:13)
Nick moved out of his house and into a car, and later a van, to enable him to devote his life to playing the guitar.
Norbury, February 2017 (audio 02:44)
Nyasha and Sabelo live in a first floor, two-bedroom flat, and are expecting their third child.
Finsbury Park, January 2017 (audio 02:56)
Andrew, a professional chef, lives independently in an inclusive accessible housing scheme.
St. Luke's, July 2016 (audio 02:20)
Alicia, David and their children live on a housing estate comprised of council tenants and private owners, just outside The City.
Aldgate, April 2017 (audio 02:53)
Clive and his partner Sheena live inside The Tower of London. The Yeoman Warders have guarded The Tower for over 500 years.
Bow, January 2016 (audio 02:27)
Jack is in his second year of living on his narrowboat. A “continuous cruiser”, he has no permanent mooring and so stays on the move.
Walthamstow, February 2016 (audio 02:32)
John led a community self-build project with a housing association, helping to construct brand new homes they could afford to rent.
SURBITON, November 2016 (audio 02:40)
For the last two years John has lived in a YMCA hostel following his release from prison.
Shoreditch, October 2016 (audio 02:56)
Frank squatted the headquarters of the guardianship company Camelot, after what protesters called “The Battle of Camelot”.
WALWORTH, February 2016 (audio 02:41)
Linda returned to London with her two sons to fight for custody after her marriage broke down.