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Low-Carbon London

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Locavore restaurants, eco-boutiques, and even a solar-powered city hall are a testament to Britain's long-standing commitment to clean living. For this trip, T+L partnered with Greenopia, the leading publisher of eco-guides to U.S. cities (greenopia.com), applying Greenopia’s environmental criteria to hotels, restaurants, stores, and sites in London.

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Themes: Eco-Travel · Shopping

Inspired by: Eco-Friendly Guide to Paris, London and Stockholm — by Katie Bowman, Published Oct. 2008

Hotels (2)

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    Apex City of London Hotel

    Located near Tower Bridge, the business district, and within walking distance of two underground stations—Tower Hill and Aldgate—the Apex caters to

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    51 Buckingham Gate

    Located minutes from Buckingham Palace and just south of St. James Park, 51 Buckingham Gate has 86 luxury suites ranging from one to nine bedrooms,

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Restaurants (2)

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    Duke of Cambridge

    A much-loved restaurant in London’s Islington neighborhood, Duke of Cambridge is an all-organic gastropub and the first and only one to be certifie

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    Acorn House

    Located in the heart of the Kings Cross area, Acorn House is a "green" restaurant from executive head chef Arthur Potts Dawson. The restaurant’s ec

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Activities (9)

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    Damien Hirst Retrospective

    Housed in a hulking converted power station, this vast modern art showplace opened in 2000, but still breaks new ground with installations. Each ye

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    Montezuma's

    Established in 2000 by lawyers turned chocolatiers Helen and Simon Pattinson, this acclaimed sweet shop sells a wide array of handmade artisan choc

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    Junky Styling

    Located inside East London’s Old Truman Brewery, Junky Styling is the brainchild of self-taught designers Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager.  Founded

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    Equa

    Offering fair trade, organic, and ethical clothing, Equa boutique is the perfect shop for the eco-friendly women of London. On a mission to prove t

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    Insider London

    One of the city’s most popular touring companies, Insider London takes you to see some of the best hidden gems in London. Walking tours cover a ran

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    City Hall

    Serving as the headquarters for the Greater London Authority (GLA), London’s modern City Hall is situated on the south bank of the Thames between L

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    Eco

    Actor Colin Firth's home design store, located in Chiswick neighborhood, stocks a range of artisan-made, ethical, fair trade, and eco goods. The th

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    Borough Market

    Crammed with stalls, pubs, shops, and small restaurants, Borough Market is London's grazing central. Come early on Thursday or Friday and avoid the

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    Tate Modern

    Housed in a hulking converted power station, this vast modern art showplace opened in 2000 but still breaks new ground with installations. Each yea

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