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In our new section for sustainability, we show our guests around the hottest, greenest places on our patch. This ranges from boutique and vintage shopping to museums and repair shops to the neighbourhood’s most loved green, organic or eco-friendly restaurants and bars. We call it The Good Guide – happy exploring.


15b Little Portland Street, Marylebone, London W1W 8BW

Cookery School’s aim is to give people confidence in home cooking via demystifying technique and ditching jargon. As “London’s most sustainable cooking school”, it prides itself on being virtually plastic-free, using seasonal, organic produce and embracing low-impact initiatives such as renewable energy, zero waste and water efficiency.

Covent Garden and Neil’s Yard

After you’ve explored the historic piazza, streets and alleyways of shopping hub Covent Garden, seek out Neal’s Yard, a semi-hidden courtyard full of colourful buildings and ethical indie businesses – such as famed organic skincare brand Neal’s Yard Remedies.

The Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

This family-friendly museum explores the powerful link between transport and the growth of London, entwined as it is with its culture and society. LTM has a dedicated Green Team aiming to reduce impact through energy-efficient building upgrades, sustainability targets and climate-focused exhibitions.

Feeling spenny

14 Dover Street, London W1S 4LW

Varana is all about sustainability and luxury, combining Indian craftsmanship with modern design and a planet-conscious approach. The label works closely with its small suppliers, uses 100% biodegradable, natural material and doesn’t discard, among many other eco initiatives.


Native at Browns, 39 Brook Street, London W1K 4JE

A fully vegan sister spot to Hollywood’s Locali, this little sandwich bar is full of plant-based fare including towering bagels, colourful quinoa bowls and packed paninis.

2 Floral Court, WC2E 9FB

Try lunch, dinner or extremely pretty afternoon tea at this slow-food outpost of the acclaimed Petersham Nurseries. The menu, with vegan and veggie options, is all about Italian flavours and organic seasonal produce grown using traditional methods.

Somerset House, Lancaster Place, WC2R 1LA

Spring’s daily-changing menu from chef Skye Gyngell is British and seasonal, and the restaurant regularly spotlights eco issues such as food waste. It became London’s first plastic-free restaurant in 2019.


199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD

In this wine bar and shop below The Hoxton Holborn, you’ll find natural wines and regular chef residencies.

51 Margaret Street, London W1W 8SG

Kiss The Hippo is a pioneer in the world of sustainable coffee, with organic beans ethically and transparently sourced direct from producers. It’s also involved in reforestation projects, compostable and recyclable packaging, and boosts a carbon-negative status. You can enjoy a coffee in-house or buy beans, pods and subscriptions to savour at home.

129 City Road, EC1V 1JB

Jump on bus number 243 to Nightjar; a speakeasy tucked away behind an unassuming door. Enjoy an eclectic, plastic-free menu of crafty cocktails (often using repurposed leftover ingredients such as candied fruit), with a soundtrack of live jazz and blues.