- Volunteers at London Euston have worked overnight to transform the station
- Around 200 homeless people will be served a four-course meal today
- First guests will arrive around 11am and will be given a goody bag of presents
London Euston rail station’s staff are already awake and working hard preparing meals for the 200 homeless people they will host for Christmas dinner today.
Overnight the station was transformed and filled with tables and chairs.
Volunteers are using the hashtag #EustonChristmas to keep everyone updated on the festive event.
The first guests will arrive at around 11am for food and will be given a goody bag containing presents, clothes, and toiletries.
Volunteers began preparing London Euston station to welcome 200 homeless guests last night as soon as the last train left
The first guests will arrive at 11am for their Christmas dinners
Around 45 selfless volunteers are giving up their Christmas day to prepare and serve a four-course meal of soup, smoked salmon, roast dinner and a Christmas pudding for afters.
Steve Naybour, a Network Rail engineer who helped come up with the idea, told the BBC: ‘We’re going to give them the best day that they probably didn’t expect a few days ago.
‘It’s amazing to see the concourse looking so festive, which would normally be packed with commuters.’
Plenty of restaurants and cafés have opened their doors to the homeless and the lonely today.
The Alexandra in Wimbledon have continued their festive tradition of offering free food and drinks for anyone who will be alone at Christmas ‘because they like doing it’.
Usually the UK’s fifth-busiest station, the halls were empty last night as they began setting up
Steve Naybour, a Network Rail engineer who helped come up with the idea, told the BBC: ‘We’re going to give them the best day that they probably didn’t expect a few days ago’