There for you
While out at night, anyone can find themselves in a vulnerable situation, needing a helping hand.
Night Stars are a team of volunteers there to help you. Whether you need water, directions, slippers or someone to talk to, our team of volunteers will be there for you in your time of need to ensure you get home safely.
Night Stars is part of our Night Safety campaign.
Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and supported by Capital Arches Group, Northbank and Heart of London Business Alliance Business Improvement Districts, our Night Star volunteers are focused on working with the West End’s evening and night-time economy businesses to promote women’s safety and reduce violence against women and girls.
The team will provide wider support to anyone who becomes vulnerable due to intoxication to reduce the risk to their safety or prevent them from becoming victims of crime.
The Night Safety volunteers aim to make London’s nightlife safer for everyone. They provide a welcoming place for all and collaborate to ensure that Westminster’s nightlife remains a safe, inclusive and enjoyable experience for residents and visitors alike.
Get help on a night out.
The Night Stars current operating area is:
- China Town
- Leicester Square
The Night Stars and the Night Hub are currently operating on Friday nights, from 7pm to 5am, and will soon be working on Saturdays.
How you can find us?
The Soho Night Hub is located at St Anne’s Church Hall, 55 Dean Street, London, W1D 6AF.
Call us on 020 7641 3344 if you or someone you know needs help during our operational hours.
If you use the what3words app you can find the Night Hub at: ///zealous.ticket.dining
We will soon be expanding to the Strand, Villiers Street, Embankment, Charing Cross Station and the surrounding area. More information on the Night Stars expanded operating area will be provided soon.
A business member of the Safer West End Business Partnership radio network to call the Night Hub directly when it's open.
The Night Stars are recognizable at night due to their distinctive pink reflective vests. They operate in teams providing assistance and support to women and those in need or who are vulnerable due to intoxication. This can range from giving directions and handing out water or slippers, to assisting someone on the street who has lost or had their property stolen, or someone who has become vulnerable due to alcohol intoxication.
We need your help
Can you spare one Friday or Saturday night a month to be a Night Star?
Volunteers provide a range of practical support, such as handing out water bottles, organising safe transport home, and helping people to report crime. Volunteers also offer emotional care to those who are vulnerable or distressed by listening and providing compassionate solutions.
As a volunteer, you will also receive training and opportunities to develop existing or additional skills. The council and its partners are committed to providing opportunities for volunteers to receive additional training and in some circumstances qualifications associated with the work they are expected to do.
Have questions about becoming a Night Star? Email the team at [email protected]
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends and support your community. It helps you develop vital communication and teamwork skills to enhance your CV.
Interested in a career in psychology, social work, medicine or the emergency services? Your experience as a Night Star will cultivate instrumental skills, such as patience and resilience, which will assist you in achieving your future career goals.
Our volunteers are supported every step of the way. Through collaborating closely with police and council staff, you’ll receive training from the Met Police to learn to resolve conflicts and safeguard vulnerable people.
We’re hugely grateful to those Westminster businesses who are working with us to help keep people safe. We would like to thank Capital Arches Group, Heart of London Business Alliance, and Northbank Business Improvement District for their support.