Henri shows his tour group some of London's lesser-known sights
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London walking tours that guide homeless on another path

A social enterprise in London is helping homeless people get back on their feet, by becoming tour guides.

Rather than show traditional London sights, "Unseen Tours" are led by homeless guides and take people well off the beaten track.

The project was set up by Sock Mob Events, an informal volunteer network that engages with London's street people by offering socks, food and friendship.

Henri was living on the streets "for three or four years".

He showed BBC News around his area, Shoreditch, and says he is ready to start a new and better chapter in his life.

Video journalists: Dan Curtis and Krassi Twigg

  • 06 Feb 2013
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