The brainchild of utility company British Gas, the shelters will act as a home from home for chilled waiting passengers. Believed to be the first of their kind in the UK, ten will be located in London and another ten will be introduced in Manchester, Nottingham and Glasgow.
The shelters have been designed to imitate the humble front room. Fitted with a fireplace with moving flames, they will be in place for four weeks over the festive period. Heaters will keep shoppers warm while Christmas carols will play through a sound system to lift their spirits.