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The Coffee Shop That Trains Homeless People To Be Baristas... In A TubeStation

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Marco, whose life has changed thanks to Change Please for the better
In the middle of Tottenham Court Road stands a symbol for London. A subway station; A Leslie Green classic presented in ox-blood terracotta bricks. Goodge Street Station. But look closer. There is a table and two chairs outside and a small window in the facade. Through this window runs a heartwarming social enterprise project, Change Please.


According to TfL, around 25,000 people enter or leave Goodge Street on weekdays. We're ready to bet that many of them will not flash twice on Change Please. With just a few square meters, it shows how much space is scarce in London today. A commuter breaks the line and goes to the counter to order a coffee. One minute later, another one follows. And again. Seems a lot of people do know about this place.


Jessie - the Baristas trains - and Marco in the train station.
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