This 21st-century city, London is not just the capital and largest city of England but one rooted in history. Famous for its art alive in museums, fine performance art, clubs and pubs, you cannot be mistaken about this great city's grandeur. If you are a conscious traveller or one who is about taking a leap to try out vacation in London the sustainable way, this article will help make your vacation a fun one. You will learn about the fun things to do, where to sleep and great places to shop.
Qbic Hotel London - €€
Qbic is a great choice not just basically for shelter but the air of sustainability it oozes. From the solar panels on the roof to the chemical-free cleaning products they use, every decision they make is weighed for its environmental impact. They're very inventive and practical in their design plus you will be pleased about the super-fast Wi-Fi available at Qbic.
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The Zetter Hotel - €€
Zetter is all about eco-sustainability and more. They have used energy-saving technology and eco-friendly materials (like timber and paint) wherever possible; sustainable water system through the hotel's own bore-hole beneath the building, an energy loop system so that energy can be swapped (as you heat your room, it helps them cool their fridges), Natural light with passive ventilation and also, Occupancy detection systems in the bedrooms.
They engage actively in recycling, promote less packaging to cut out waste, also promote and make available for use, products (toiletries etc) and transportation means particularly Brompton bikes and cycle couriers (instead of taxis) that are not eco-harmful.
Address: 86-88 St John's Square, Clerkenwell Rd, Farringdon, London EC1M 5RJ, UK
Phone: +44 20 7324 4444
The Duke of Cambridge - €€
This perfect green restaurant offers mouthwatering yet sustainable meals. When it comes to sustainability, they stand out. They minimise their environmental impact through recycling, food waste being used for generating energy via an anaerobic digester, the use of responsible energy providers, whose profits are ploughed back into renewables, total reliance on organic ingredients and not using air freight or heated greenhouses, though they use imported produce.
At the moment they have a charity initiative on Fridays this month that they are trying to promote.
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Waterhouse - €€
A tranquil restaurant on the banks of the Regent’s Canal best describes Water House. It is a perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, business meetings or even private events, offering freshly made seasonal food, conference/event catering, barbecues and also festival food. Waterhouse works in harmony with the environment and the local community.
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Blighty Cafe - €€
Open for lunch and dinner, Blighty cafe serves delicious Modern British cuisine with Mediterranean influences, all made with the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from local organic farmers and growers. It is the right spot for artisan ales and lagers, organic and natural wines, and also spirits. All ingredients and activities are sourced and done in line with the concept of sustainability.
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Visit their locations at:
- Blighty Cafe
35-37 Blackstock road
- Blighty Cafe
266 High road
Address: 35-37 Blackstock Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 2JF, UK
Phone: +44 7974 979340
Pop London - €€
Pop London is a fashion boutique, into the production of beautiful, feminine and glamorous fashion to keep you feeling warm and looking your best, for women who value sustainable wear and accessories as their manufacturing and sourcing is carried out with ethics and sustainability in mind.
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Address: Boutique 9, Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Rd, Wood Green, London N22 7TB, UK
Phone: +44 20 7164 6877
This is another company that actively practices sustainability. While they sell sustainable clothes, they use electricity and try to conserve energy. This fashion store promotes recycling, as all packaging used in their store and online is either compostable or recyclable.
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Free London Walking Tours
As the name depicts, the establishment offers free tours around London while you're on vacation. Through this, you get to experience the city more closely. They offer tours like; Royal London changing of the guard tour, secrets of London tour, Jack the Ripper tour and much more. So much to learn and experience!
Address: Westminster Station, Bridge St, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR, UK
Phone: +44 7889 259312
Brakeaway Bike Tours - €
Experience London on a bike! Their tour guides will enthral you with their fun and entertaining tours. You get to enjoy the fresh air, social touch and so much more. It is totally safe and you shouldn't miss it.
With the information listed in this article, you are set to have a great weekend in London. Join the train of those who have successfully enjoyed a sustainable weekend in London, today.