There are some charities for the homeless which are based in, or are operating a hostel or service, in London.
London attracts homeless people from all over the country and it can be very daunting to begin looking for accomodation when you have just arrived.
To avoid sleeping on the streets, begin looking for accomodation early in the day. Because London is such a big city and so busy, hostels can and do fill up.
Shelter, a homeless charity, have an advice line for urgent advice on 0808 800 4444 from 8am-midnight, seven days a week.
St Mungo's is a long established charity for London's homeless. St. Mungos helps more than 5000 homeless and vulnerable people with housing, employment, training and health every year.
Connection at St Martin's works with vulnerable homeless people in central London. Connection at St Martin's supports about 7,000 people a year, and delivers services from two centres in Central London. It also provides a night centre; outreach services; training and employment programmes; specialist alcohol, substance misuse and mental health support; practical and primary health facilities; community based resettlement teams.