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London is a 21st century leader in modeling sustainable practices. What does local, conscious, responsible travel look like in London?

Examples include cycling and recycling. Londoners are also justifiably proud of their gardens!

Events

Green London Meetup - @GreenLondoner
https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-SwyKxWXR/events/236745216

May 27-June 4 London Tree Week
https://www.london.gov.uk/events/2017-05-27/london-tree-week-events-2017 - @LDN_environment
http://www.treesforcities.org/london-tree-week
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events/27-may-4-june-2017-london-tree-week/audio-trails
https://twitter.com/LDN_environment/status/868411648364752896

#londontreeweek

June 11 Reclaim the foreshore
https://twitter.com/juliefutcher/status/863332591902089217
https://www.spacehive.com/reclaim-the-foreshore

February 12-18 Responsible Travel Week 2017 #rtweek18

Time

Current time


If it is 4pm in London, what time is it elsewhere?

Wiki

Europe
Europetour
Olympics

Headlines

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-38384519
http://londonsbestcoffee.com/news/londons-best-cycle-cafes - @coffeelondon
The tube at a standstill
The future of the Olympic Park
Why London Comes Last in Social Media City Rankings
Making London's Streets Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists
London's wildlife and green spaces
Visualizing the dynamics of London’s bicycle hire scheme
A visualization of 5 million bicycle journeys in London
You can have London AND the hills
Lesser Known Architecture: London's most unappreciated buildings
London’s Lost Rivers From Above: The Westbourne

Good Hotel

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jun/27/floating-hotel-to-open-london-social-enterprise-project
http://www.goodhotellondon.com

Buzzword Bingo

Borough Market - Olympics - Open House London - Parks - Shakespeare - South Bank - Thames - Underground - Union Flag

rss

london - Google News

Kleptocracy Tours

Kleptocracy Tours
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/tour-shines-light-where-billionaires-stash-their-dirty-money-n567556

Kayak Tours
http://www.londonkayakcompany.com - https://twitter.com/london_kayak


What does conscious travel look like in London? @PembridgeAnna @ConsciousHost

Towards a London Photo Safari (Suggestions welcome)

Green London Urban Eco Tour - Meetup - Twitter - Facebook
Kew Gardens - @kewgardens
Walk along the Thames
Clipper Boat
London Transport Museum
British Museum
Greenwich
Themes Barrier Park
Richmond Park - a surprisingly rural setting within the boundaries of a huge city - find the deer.
Hyde Park and surroundings - If a more central venue is needed.
Hampstead Heath - an intermediate option: very large natural partly forested area, closer to Central London than Richmond.
Cross Abbey Road

Tourism Portals

Visit London
Visit East London

Recommended listening

BBC London
Listen live

The London Underground - In January, the London Underground launched a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary with a recreation of the first Tube journey, complete with steam locomotive. Rear Vision charts the history of the world’s first underground rail system.

http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk - https://twitter.com/LondonSounds

http://londonist.com/podcasts

http://www.soundfjord.org - @SoundFjord

Soundmap of London canals and minor rivers - @LondonSounds

http://www.sohoradiolondon.com -
@sohoradio

Hacknay

http://hackneypodcast.co.uk
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hackney-hear-london-fields/id497510075

Recent events

July 17 Green London Meetup - This urban eco tour is a walking tour and also a crash course in environmental issues in two and a half hours! We’ll visit Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Horse Gaurds Parade, the gorgeous St James Park (even better in the sun!), The Cabinet War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and The River Thames. The walk explains how these places and London impact on the global environment in terms of population, traffic, emissions, and water levels. Then we’ll all go to the nearby pub to mull these over a beer – much discussion guaranteed !!

Maps

Fruit City - a living growing map of the fruit trees in public spaces in London
Walkit (London)
London Map Downloads - BBC
London Green Map
http://greenmap.london21.org
Royal Geographical Society
Green London Map - PDF
http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/historical_london_maps/

Blogs

My London Your London

Facebook

Slow London

Foursquare

Ibis Hotel

Flickr

London Transport Museum - https://twitter.com/ltmuseum
London Metropolitan Archives
Twickenham
Olympics - London 2012: Making it happen

flickrgroups

london dot gov
London Parks
London Parks And Gardens
Kew Gardens
Borough Market

Twitter

@3days_in_london
@LondonHiker
@RSAEvents
@boroughmarket
@thegreeninbtwn
@Londonist
@Future_London
@TfLOfficial
@LondonSounds
@TheMexLondoner
@wabbey
@AboutLondon
@kewgardens
@LondonNPC
https://twitter.com/catherinemack
http://twitter.com/StanfordsTravel
https://twitter.com/intelligence2
https://twitter.com/GreenGuideUK
https://twitter.com/GreenLondoner
https://twitter.com/ltmuseum
https://twitter.com/abundancelondon

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London
Royal Society

London Bridge

http://www.pbs.org/weekendexplorer/destinations/nevada/laughlin/london_bridge.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge_%28Lake_Havasu_City%29

Peckham

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peckham

Where to eat in Peckham: The Begging Bowl

http://www.thebeggingbowl.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/thebeggingbowl
Thai sharing plates, 168 Bellenden Road, Peckham. SE154BW (020) 7635 2627 Dinner 7 days, 6pm-close, lunch 7 days 12pm - 2.30. No bookings. 168 Bellenden Rd, Peckham


slideshare


Coffee

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/audio/2010/oct/25/london-uk
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/interactive/2010/oct/25/london-coffee-walk
http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/cityguides-enhanced-on-guardian/id279410921
map

Climate Change

London's Policy on Climate Change - Intelligence Squared

Mexican Culture

House of Guadalupe - Facebook - @housefguadalupe
@TheMexLondoner

Cycling

London Cycling Campaign
2nd-hand bike advice
Cycle London - Flickr
Cycle London
London's secret cycle routes
Cyclists in the city blog
London Cycle Hire Scheme
Barclays Cycle Hire
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/22/london-cyclists-road-safety-boris-johnson

Recycling

Looking back at North London Watch your waste week
WasteWatch

Sustainable practices

Get Growing at Home
Love London Green Festival
Trees for streets
Green Roof Map

Transportation

Transport for London
http://whatbus.com
The Knowledge
http://stpancras.com
http://busmapper.co.uk
http://www.brunoimbrizi.com/experiments/#/07
@TfLOfficial

Airports

Heathrow makes every journey better! Or so they say. Wireless internet access at Heathrow is provided by Boingo.com. Purchase a Travelcard and you're covered for London buses and some mainline trains too. Twitter: @heathrowairport
Gatwick Airport (@gatwick_airport)

Bus Service

London-Glasgow
budget sleeper coach service between Glasgow and London.

Walking

Walking to Work: Walking Works
Walklondon
Ramblers Get Walking Day Find a good walk in London here.
Walk along the Regents Canal through London

Parks

Greenwich Park - enjoy the view of the Thames with Canary Wharf as backdrop photos and learn about the Greenwich Meridian.
http://www.greenwichroyaltours.com - @TourGreenwich
Hampstead Heath - forest and open spaces with a view on the city from the north photos
Kew Gardens - one of the best Botanical Gardens in the world. - @kewgardens
Hyde Park - the green lung of central London: a huge centrally located gem (photos) and the adjoining Kensington Gardens.


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Information on several of the largest and best London parks: The Royal Parks
Thames Barrier Park is part of the London Thames Gateway regeneration project.
Thames Barrier Park - Times
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Barrier_Park
What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed

Great trees of London

Epping Forest

https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/epping-forest/Pages/default.aspx
https://twitter.com/CoLEppingForest
https://twitter.com/CoLEppingForest/status/868451730068865025

Thames Bath Project

http://futurecapetown.com/2014/11/world-cities-day-londons-best-idea
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/live/2014/oct/31/2014-guardian-world-cities-day-challenge-live#block-54538c2fe4b0f269c6b6f444
http://www.dezeen.com/2014/01/13/swimming-pools-river-thames-london-studio-octopi
http://thamesbaths.com - @ThamesBaths

Brockwell Park

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/Environment/ParksGreenSpaces/Parks/BrockwellPark.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brockwell_Park
http://www.brockwellpark.com

The Greater London National Park is officially a Notional Park. Help to make it real
@LondonNP

Exhibition Road

This is exactly what's happening at London's Exhibition Road, the great Victorian thoroughfare that stretches half a mile from South Kensington tube station to Hyde Park in London. In the last 18 months, it has been ripped up and remade to a new design that all but abolishes the distinction between road and pavement. Instead, there's one continuous surface, cross-hatched dramatically in black-and-white granite. Pedestrians can wander where they like: they'll just have to negotiate the cars and bicycles. It's all very liberal, and something of an experiment.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/nov/11/london-exhibition-road-cultural

Gardens

http://www.opensquares.org
http://www.londongardenstrust.org

World Heritage

London boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; the historic settlement of Greenwich; the Key Royal Botanic Gardens and the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church.

Editing

England
London

BBC London

Elsewhere on the Web

http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/london-picture-map#51.506304405365%2F-0.1259049224854607%2F13%2FRoadMap%2F-1
http://www.greenguide.co.uk - @GreenGuideUK
http://www.spoonfed.co.uk
Hidden London
free london listings
http://www.london2012.com
http://london.craigslist.co.uk
http://www.gumtree.com
South London Business
Green Chain
Shakespeare's London
Green London
London Natural History Society
London Biodiversity Partnership works to benefit wildlife and boost the capital's greenspaces.
Chelsea Flower Show
Stanfords Map Shop
http://www.linnean.org - Facebook
https://twitter.com/LinneanSociety
http://hirespace.com

Festivals

St George's Day traditionally falls on April 23, the same day as Shakespeare's birthday.
August is Music Festival month:
The largest Latin American Festival in Europe Festival del Pueblo
The Notting Hill Carnival The largest street Carnival in Europe

History: World War II

Bombsight.org

Annual Events

The Camden Green Fair is held on the first Sunday of June every year.

Universities

University of London, Institute of Education
London School of Economics public events

Churches

Westminster Abbey
Temple Church is a hidden gem near the Royal Courts of Justice, surrounded by ancient law firms.

Food

Nom, Nom, Nom – Eating Your Way through East London
London-eating restaurant reviews by the public
Google maps London restaurant user rating
Tripadvisor restaurant reviews from travelers
Where to eat on a budget - IHT
http://www.atozlondonfood.com
London Food Link
Wahaca - http://blog.wahaca.co.uk - @wahaca
Harrison's, 15-19 Bedford Hill - Facebook
Mestizos (Camdentown)
Taquieria (Westbonne Grove)
Frontline Club
http://www.edibleexperiences.com
http://eatinglondontours.co.uk
@leonrestaurants

Pubs

Vintry Pub - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vintry-London/245560425467013 - @TheVintryLondon
http://www.cabbagepatch.co.uk
The Grapes
The French House - @FrenchHouseSoho


Markets

is set beneath the railway viaducts between the river Thames and Borough High Street in South East London. Thursday-Sunday - Flickr Group
Foursquare
http://www.viajeroresponsable.com.ar/de-visita-en-un-green-market-en-londres
@boroughmarket

Brixton Market features the largest collection of Afro-Caribbean food in Europe. Brixton Tube Station is on the Victoria line. At the top of the exit stairs turn left, and Electric Avenue is the first street on the left. Transport for London's Journey Planner is handy for planning your visit!
London Farmers' Markets
Spitalfields Market


Tours

Bowl of Chalk
https://www.facebook.com/bowlofchalk
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g186338-d2556071-Reviews-Bowl_Of_Chalk_Private_Tours-London_England.html

Clubs

http://www.ceilidhclub.com

Where to stay

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/508037
@milestonehotel

Twickenham, aka the Cabbage Patch

http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/kids_detail.asp?ContentID=225
Twickenham Stadium - BBC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twickenham_Stadium
Matchday Travel: Twickenham

Sports

Latest on the roads
Latest Tube information
Trains: Latest service news
Football Matchday Travel
Wembley Stadium
Olympic Peace through Tourism London 2012
London Wasps - @WaspsRugby

News

http://www.ft.com


Art

http://www.sothebys.com

Sotheby's Institute of Art provides a very special environment for the study of fine and decorative arts. Since 1969, students from all over the world have joined Sotheby's courses because of our innovative teaching and our pioneering emphasis on the study of decorative art, an area mostly neglected by other universities and colleges. In addition to a sound knowledge of art history, Sotheby's Institute of Art equips students with the professional skills needed to succeed in today's highly competitive job market.

http://www.pintalondon.com

Museums

London Natural History Museum
The Science Museum
The British Museum
Tate Modern Art Gallery - https://twitter.com/tate

The Geffrye Museum shows the changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
Peter Harison Planetarium
The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Darwin's House on the south-eastern outskirts of London.
British Library
The London Transport Museum gives a fascinating insight into the history of public transport in this city famous for its red buses and the Underground.- @ltmuseum

Foundling Museum

Horniman Museum & Gardens

Bars

City Arts and Music Project, 70 - 74 City Road
Old Doctor Butler's Head (near the Moorgate and Bank tubes)

References

http://www.delicious.com/ronmader/london

What does responsible travel look like in London?


Elsewhere on the Web

How to travel greener - Travel Channel UK
Londontown
London Eye
Green City Guide - Jamble
This is London
Wild London
Saving Planet Earth - BBC
London Parks and Green Space
London 21 Sustainability Network
London Biodiversity Partnerships
London Cycling Guide
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk


Abbey Road

http://www.abbeyroad.com/Crossing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbey_Road,_London


Hackney

http://hackneypodcast.co.uk

Dealing with Crisis

2011 London riots

Volcanic Ash Advisory from London


Social Web

London Bloggers
Escape London Ning

Hub Islington is just a two minute walk from Angel tube station (Northern Line). Based in the heart of Islington, the Hub is at the center of a vibrant community, including Hub Kings Cross.

Secret London with their http://blog.secretlondon.us/ is about sharing London's hidden places, which started on facebook. Will something solid come out of this phenomenally fast start-up or is it a bubble ready to burst? Opinion article on this here and secretly there has been another site called http://www.secret-london.co.uk around for several years.

Embedded Tweets



https://twitter.com/marinelivesorg/status/825335803454832642

Question

After how long time living there, can you describe yourself a Londoner? Hypothesis: The more populated and diverse a city is, the shorter time is needed.

Underground in Mexico


Figures for 1923, by Charles Shepard, 1924 - London Transport Museum Poster