Cardboard City (London)

Cardboard City (London)

Cardboard City was the name for an area of cardboard boxes lived in by homeless people in London near Waterloo station from 1983 until 1998. [cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title= 'Cardboard City' meets its Waterloo | date=1998-02-23 | publisher=BBC News | url = | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2008-07-07 | language = ]

In the mid-1980s the site, in the pedestrian underpasses under the Bullring roundabout, was home to up to 200 people sleeping in cardboard boxes. By early 1998, fewer than 30 people remained there. These were officially evicted by the Borough of Lambeth in February 1998, and forced to leave before the end of March 1998. All were offered free housing by the Borough, although there was concern as to whether the residents would be able to cope with housed life. The area is now the site of the London IMAX cinema.

The main character of "Rebuilding Coventry" by Sue Townsend lives in Cardboard City for a time.


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