We can’t find work and want to go home, say Romanians back sleeping rough at Park Lane
One of the Romanian rough sleepers in Park Lane Picture: Jeremy Selwyn
One 41-year-old woman, who refused to give her name, said she was desperate to get back to her children, adding: “There is no job and no money here.” Sergiu Barbu, 25, said: “Everybody wants to go back to Romania now but we have no money at all. Because we do not speak much English we have not been able to get a job.”
The group are sleeping in an underpass at Hyde Park Corner station, used by thousands of tourists.
Hotel staff today said the subway was becoming a “no go” area at night.
Locals say the campers are blighting the area. A guard at 1 Knightsbridge, where bank JP Morgan and FM Capital Partners have offices, said: “It makes people feel unsafe.”