In nearby Holborn, 30-year-old Marinella has been selling The Big Issue for eight months. Every day, the mother-of-two gets the bus from Ilford, Essex, to her pitch.
‘The Big Issue helps me feed my daughters,’ she says. ‘But there are too many Romanians selling the magazine now. The competition makes it difficult for all of us to make money. Thieving bastards coming over here & stealing our jobs’