A number of families put up in a hotel by Enfield Council have been forced out due to increased demands for accommodation during Beyoncé’s musical tour. The council says it waited too late to renew their stay.
Up to thirty homeless families will be forced out of temporary hotel accommodation due to a surge in demand for bookings ahead of Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour in the UK.
Enfield Council, which has been reserving 100 rooms at a local Travelodge for families struggling to find affordable housing, failed to anticipate the need for an early renewal of the families’ stay ahead of the concert.
At present, Travelodge rooms can only be booked for 28 days at a time. The Guardian reported that on previous occasions where big events had taken place, the council had moved the families to nearby locations on short notice.
With these rooms then listed as available online, concert goers quickly booked their overnight stays during the duration of Beyonce’s tour, which will take place on a total of five nights at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 29, 30 and June 1, 3 and 4.
As a result, the families will be forced to relocate to other parts of the country, only able to return to Enfield after June 4.