Bedrooms of London © Katie Wilson
Bedrooms of London

Bedrooms of London

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
08 Feb 2019 — 05 May 2019
  • Exhibitions & Displays
We present a new photographic exhibition documenting the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.

In partnership with The Childhood Trust, Bedrooms of London presents a new body of work by photographer Katie Wilson highlighting the damaging consequences for children arising from the shortage of social housing in London. Focusing on the spaces in which children are sleeping, the photographs are shown alongside first-hand narratives from families collected and written by Isabella Walker, and offer a poignant insight into the lives and experiences of children living in poverty across London.

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 700,000 children currently living below the poverty line in our capital, and challenges the prejudices and stereotypes associated with child poverty. Shown in the context of the Foundling Museum, the exhibition builds on the story of the Foundling Hospital, highlighting the situation today for some of London’s most vulnerable children.

The Childhood Trust was supported in producing this project by award-winning social change communications firm GOOD Agency. The exhibition has been created in partnership with the Foundling Museum.

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If this exhibition has inspired you to want to help improve the situation for London’s 700,000 children living in poverty, here’s what you can do:

  • You can make a donation to The Childhood Trust and directly help to support a disadvantaged child in London
  • You can become better informed by reading the Trust’s report on the housing crisis and its devastating impact on children
  • You can get involved with charities in your local area who are tackling the impact on children of hunger, homelessness and social exclusion

You can do all these things by visiting


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  • it’s something we should all see

    Time Out London
  • an exhibition that could be one of the most challenging of 2019

    The Guardian
  • a powerful and poignant display

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