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Greentraveller's Guide to London

Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 01:15 on Thursday 01 October 2015

As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities, we have produced a guide to London.

As the most populous city in Europe, London might not appear to be a particularly green city, yet over the last decade a huge amount of work has been done to make it more of a low carbon place to live and to visit.

Greentraveller's Guide to London shows visitors how to make the most of the city's local scene, featuring local food and drink, places to stay, local attractions, activities, and how to travel to and around the city by public transport, including in-depth information on how to travel to London by train from within the UK to connect with Eurostar at Kings Cross St Pancras.

Written and researched by Rhiannon Batten (right), the guide includes a scattering of green hotels in London in the city, from the handily-located One Aldwych in central London's Covent Garden, to a renovated Victorian warehouse, now the stylish Zetter Hotel. All these places have been chosen for their commitment to minimising their impact on the environment.

The guide was written and researched by Rhiannon BattenThe guide was written and researched by Rhiannon BattenRhiannon writes: "Visitors to London can take advantage of the city’s close connections with nature and wildlife  take a ride on the London Eye and you'll great a wonderful bird's eye view of the city's surprising number of green spaces, including over 3,000 parks, gardens and other open spaces.

"The best-known are Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Green Park and St James’ Park but, if you’re seeking true escapism, it’s worth heading slightly further out, to Hampstead Heath in the north or Richmond Park."

London: a cycle-friendly city. Tally Ho! Cycle Tours, Westminster PalaceLondon: a cycle-friendly city. Tally Ho! Cycle Tours, Westminster PalaceRhiannon has also picked out a handful of her favourite places to eat in London which celebrate London's eclectic, vibrant food scene, from atmospheric pubs serving 100% organic food and ales, to the trendy Street Kitchen, which serves delicious UK produce, such as roasted Jerusalem artichokes with warm crushed potatoes, from its airstream.

The Duke of Cambridge restaurant, back view.The Duke of Cambridge restaurant, back view.We've included a range of local attractions in London: enjoy a bit of retail therapy at one of the city's ethical clothes shops and, once you've finished at the city's malls and markets, restore the soul in one of London's numerous green spaces, wetland areas and city farms. There are also some fabuolus activities in London to take part in, such as walking and cycling tours which will take you on some more unusual trips around the capital, like the Sunday market stroll, the vintage-inspired bike tour. Alternatively, absorb the capital's landmarks on a kayak ride up the Thames.

Unwind in one of London's green spaces. Kew Gardens in summer. Copyright: RBG KewUnwind in one of London's green spaces. Kew Gardens in summer. Copyright: RBG KewRichard Hammond, Chief Executive of the Greentraveller Media Group, says: “We hope this Greentraveller’s Guide to London will help visitors make the most of their time in this wonderful city in a way that utilises the city's many convenient car-free options whilst bringing local economic benefits.

"This guide is the latest of our online destination platforms that are proving popular with holidaymakers looking for that special local touch."

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