Transport and Accommodation
Quiet Camp, Indoor Accommodation, Human Hotel and Transport!
Transport Subsidies for Rebels
XR UK recognises that a rebel’s financial situation may also place an additional barrier to participation. One of the aims of The Big One is inclusivity, everyone is needed to be there at Parliament in April.
To help rebels with transport costs associated with coming to the big one XRUK has set up a transport subsidy scheme. To find more information, click here
Thank you so much for helping make the big one a massive success. Collectively across the UK, we managed to organise over 40 coaches/transport, with over 70 pick-up stops during the four days of the big one, enabling hundreds of rebels, old and new, to come to the big one. Your hard work in getting people to the big one is massively impactful and has played a major role in making the big one a success.
We want to make transport even better supported for next time. XR values feedback and learning, and with many local groups organising transport, we can gather best practices and advice for the next major XR event. This will also help us see where XRUK can better support LGs in organising transport. This collective knowledge will make us stronger. Please fill in this feedback form to help us improve
For The Big One, XRUK is advising that Local Groups arrange the transport themselves. This has many advantages:
- Local Groups know their rebels and the community groups they are speaking to and can book transport specific to their needs.
- Local Groups can get started right now, making calls to transport providers.
- Distribution of tasks to the decentralised network limits the amount of work any one person bears. Thanks for helping out!
To make arranging transport as easy as possible, XRUK has written a guide that will help Local Groups decide whether to book transport, how to do so, ticketing, best practice on the day, and what support is available from XR UK teams.
If your Local Group is interested in arranging travel to The Big One, please read this guide
contact the transport team for help
Please contact the Transport Team for assistance. The team are very happy to walk you through the process, answer questions, and signpost you to financial support.
The Accommodation Team are working hard to help everyone find a place to stay in London. Each Region/Nation is twinned with a London Borough and accommodation will be allocated with this in mind.
We aim to provide a safe space for anyone in need, who otherwise would not be able to come to London and where rebels can rest and regenerate after a long day’s protest.
The number of camps and indoor accommodation will depend on the number of rebels registering. Unlike previous rebellions we are in need of extensive planning, as it will involve infrastructure, essentials, and preparing to be in more than one park. All those intending to camp or seeking indoor accommodation must register and we would appreciate that you do so as early as possible - thanks!
If you have offered or requested accommodation, please be patient and let us know if you make other arrangements. We desperately need some people to phone or visit potential venues. Please help if you can (see volunteering details below).
Are you planning to camp in April? Please complete the application form and indicate the days you intend to camp: sign up here
Campsite opening times:
- Campsite 1 (Lambeth): 19 Apr 12.00 - 28 Apr 12.00
- Campsite 2: 20 Apr 12.00 - 25 Apr 12.00
Specific locations will be released on London Campers Community Telegram Group (see below).
Join the London Campers Community Telegram Group for updates and to communicate with other potential campers: join here
Managing the camp(s) will be a daunting task. We need campers to volunteer at least a few hours help - we are all crew! Please view the volunteer roles available and add your name to roles: view here
You can also join the London Campers Volunteer Chat, where you can connect to other volunteers: join here
Camping in public spaces in London is illegal, however XRUK liaises with local authorities and the Met Police to ensure camps are safe. Locations will only be released once the local authorities have been contacted approximately 7 days before, at which point they are more likely to be supportive.
Contact the Accommodation Team by email if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to secure as many indoor spaces as possible, such as church halls, mosques, community centres, warehouses and sports halls.
- Could you offer space in your home or camping in your garden?
- Do you know any spaces in London that might be suitable?
Register an available venue here
- Do you need indoor accommodation?
Register for somewhere to stay here
- If you can volunteer as a guardian for the accommodation (liaising with the venue and rebels who are staying) please indicate on the linked form above.
Please get in touch asap if your plans change. There is a space shortage (especially on 21st April). email@example.com
In addition, there is the Human Hotel
Choose your city as "London" and then register as a host, or search as guest. Search for accommodation here
Please note that some rebels are encountering "invalid date" problems when using the date selection in the filter at the top of the page. To avoid this, use the dates field on the page of the host you would like to stay with.
- Sign up to be a host here
If you sign up to be a host then please check your inbox regularly as we are hearing that some attempts at registering for accomodation are going unanswered.
- Can you volunteer to help the Accommodation Team?
- Can you research places in London that might be suitable for accommodation?
- Can you call around venues to book them for April?
- Are you at home on Mattermost and Telegram or good at admin? We need volunteers to monitor chats, manage info and write posts for broadcasts and newsletters.
To volunteer to help out with any of these roles please contact the Accommodation Team.
All necessary information, guidance and assistance needed to take part will be provided.
All regions and nations have been linked to London Boroughs, your local group can connect you to your accommodation link rebel who works with the Accommodation Team. They can help you with information, signing up for accommodation and finding your place in the Accommodation Team. We are always interested in any ideas from any rebels, please contact your regional or national accommodation link - this could be your regional or national External Coordinator and/or Gardnener, ask your local group for contact details.
|Scotland & Northern Ireland||Camden, Muswell Hill & Islington|
|North West & Yorkshire||Hackney & Tower Hamlets|
|North East & Cumbria||Haringey & Waltham Forest|
|Cymru||Brent, Barnet & Harrow|
|Bristol||Kingston & Richmond|
|South West||Hammersmith & Fulham|
|East of England||Lambeth|
|Midlands||Southwark & Lewisham|
Check back here or check the Rebellion Broadcast for the latest info!
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