United Kingdom : London, the Green attitude

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For many years now, London has been an adept of the green attitude ! Acting as a green lung, greater London is composed by two thirds of park and gardens. And beyond the many parks and their immaculate lawn, the British capital has adopted many initatives to encourage the awareness of sustainable development...

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    United Kingdom :London, the Green attitude

    Ludovic MAISANT / hemis.fr

  • For many years now, London has been an adept of the greenattitude ! Acting as a green lung, greater London is composed bytwo thirds of park and gardens. And beyond the many parks andtheir immaculate lawn, the British capital has adopted manyinitatives to encourage the awareness of sustainable development.Ahead of their time the British have developped some public orprivate initiatives which ranks London as one of the most ecofriendly cities. From a state perspective, one can point out the cityhall by Norman Foster with its low energy consumption inauguratedin 2002, the initiative of setting up 6000 bicycles in free accessbefore the end of the year or Eurostar which produces 10 times lessCO2 than an equivalent plane tripSome private initiatives havejumped on the same bandwagon : a beauty and well being shopselling 100% of organic goods, some restaurants using vegetablesfrom the local market (no further that the perimeter of the nextmetro station), a delicatessen selling unpackaged goods, a clothesshop advocating sustainable development and the use of organic rawmaterial, some former containers turned into offices and flatsSoits time for a trip to Green London!

  • HEMIS_353853 : United Kingdom, London, Hyde Park and its 142 hectares is the biggest park of the city centre

  • HEMIS_187425United Kingdom, London, Green Park

    HEMIS_353936United Kingdom, London, Finsbury, Unpackaged organic food shop opened in2006 advocating small scale production in order to protect the environment, itsfounder is Catherine Conway

    HEMIS_187426United Kingdom, London, Saint James Park, deck chairs patterns created bycontemporary artists

    HEMIS_187446United Kingdom, London, Regent's Park, Queen Mary's Gardens, Inner Circle,Catafalque sculpture by Sean Henry

  • HEMIS_187476United Kingdom, London, The City, St. Paul Cathedral

    HEMIS_187482United Kingdom, London, Regent's Park, Queen Mary's Gardens, Inner Circle, couplerefreshing in Triton Fountain

    HEMIS_196037United Kingdom, London, Battersea Park, british ball game players

    HEMIS_225924United Kingdom, London, the Strand, Victoria Embankment Gardens

  • HEMIS_353856United Kingdom, London, Hyde Park and its 142 hectares is the biggest park of thecity centre, pedal boat and swim in the Serpentine

    HEMIS_353858United Kingdom, London, Kensington Gardens, Serpentine Gallery dating 1934, acontemporary art gallery since 1970

    HEMIS_353861United Kingdom, London, Kensington Gardens, picnic and football in front of PrinceAlbert Memorial (1872) by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in honour of the spouseof Queen Victoria

    HEMIS_353862United Kingdom, London, Kensington Gardens, Round Pond, father and childcontemplating the swans and geese on the banks of the pond

  • HEMIS_353863United Kingdom, London, Kensington Gardens, Royal Palace of Kensington, SunkenGarden with its18th century style dated 1908

    HEMIS_353877United Kingdom, London, Chelsea, Chelsea Physic Garden funded by the ApothecarySociety in 1673 is the second oldest botanical garden in England, greenhouse

    HEMIS_353893United Kingdom, London, Regent's Park, Queen Mary's Gardens

    HEMIS_353895United Kingdom, London, Regent's Park, Avenue Gardens

  • HEMIS_353909 : United Kingdom, London, Covent Garden, Neal Street, The Natural Shoe Store

  • HEMIS_353899United Kingdom, London, Primrose Hill park

    HEMIS_353908United Kingdom, London, Green Park which became a royal park in 1668 thanks toCharles II, relaxation in the deckchairs

    HEMIS_353929United Kingdom, London, Hyde Park and its 142 hectares is the biggest park of thecity centre

    HEMIS_353930United Kingdom, London, Hyde Park, Princess Diana Memorial Fountaininaugurated by the Queen in 2004

  • HEMIS_353932United Kingdom, London, Kensington Gardens, Serpentine Gallery, pavillon 2009 byJapanese architects SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima et Ryue Nishizawa)

    HEMIS_353934United Kingdom, London, Kensington Gardens, Royal Palace of Kensington, SunkenGarden typical of the 18th century style created in 1908

    HEMIS_353946United Kingdom, London, Shoreditch, Geffrye Museum housed in the old hospicescreated in 1714 by Sir Robert Geffrye now showing the evolution of English interiorssince 1600, Geffrye Herb Garden

    HEMIS_353947United Kingdom, London, Shoreditch, Geffrye Museum housed in the old hospicescreated in 1714 by Sir Robert Geffrye now showing the evolution of English interiors,entrance of Geffrye Herb Garden

  • HEMIS_353954United Kingdom, London, Chelsea, Chelsea Physic Garden funded by the ApothecarySociety in 1673 is the sedond oldest botanical garden in England, gardener at work

    HEMIS_353955United Kingdom, London, Chelsea, Chelsea Physic Garden funded by the ApothecarySociety in 1673 is the sedond oldest botanical garden in England, statue of the doctorand naturalist Sir Hans Sloane

    HEMIS_353973United Kingdom, London, Regent's Park, Queen Mary's Gardens, siesta

    HEMIS_353974United Kingdom, London, Regent's Park with Outer Circle street in the background,reading

  • HEMIS_354006United Kingdom, London, Chelsea, Ranelagh Gardens, walkers in central alley

    HEMIS_177167United Kingdom, London, Westminster District, bus in front of Big Ben

    HEMIS_187438United Kingdom, London, finantial district of The City, Monument Stationunderground entrance

    HEMIS_196009United Kingdom, London, near Tower Bridge, City Hall conceived for low energyconsumption by architect Norman Foster and inaugurated in 2002

  • HEMIS_353941 : United Kingdom, London, Saint-Pancras District, crossing between Euston Road and Ossulston Street, cyclists

  • HEMIS_196026United Kingdom, London, Maritime Greenwich listed as World Heritage byUNESCO, The view from Greenwich Park, with the Queen's House and The Old RoyalNaval College and Canary Wharf in the background

    HEMIS_213935United Kingdom, London, St Pancras International train station, arrival of a Eurostar

    HEMIS_213942United Kingdom, London, St Pancras International train station, Eurostar trains

    HEMIS_213949United Kingdom, London, St Pancras International train station, nave with an accessto the commercial zone

  • HEMIS_215034United Kingdom, London, Swiss Re Building nicknamed The Gherkin by architectNorman Foster seen from Shoreditch district

    HEMIS_225929United Kingdom, London, the City, Tower 42, Champagne Bar Vertigo 42 with a viewon the 30 St Mary Axe (Gherkin) by the architect Norman Foster and Canary Wharfin the background

    HEMIS_353835United Kingdom, London, Chalk Farm tube station dated 1907 and conceived byarchitect Leslie Green with bus 31 in the foreground

    HEMIS_353927United Kingdom, London, Mayfair, taxis on Piccadilly with the green wall ofAthenaeum Hotel created by Patrick Blanc in the background

  • HEMIS_353939United Kingdom, London, Saint-Pancras International, shopping mall with The BodyShop known for its awareness of environnement issues

    HEMIS_353987United Kingdom, London, Covent Garden, Long Acre, onlookers next to a phone boxconceived in the 1920's by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

    HEMIS_353906United Kingdom, London, Covent Garden, Long Acre, cyclist next to a phone boxconceived in the 1920's by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

    HEMIS_187408United Kingdom, London, East End, Columbia Road, flower market on Sundaymorning

  • HEMIS_187414United Kingdom, London, Islington, lavender in a private garden

    HEMIS_187417United Kingdom, London, South Molton Street, Hog in the Pound Pub terrace

    HEMIS_187447United Kingdom, London, East End, Columbia Road, flower market on Sundaymorning

    HEMIS_187455United Kingdom, London, Soho, The Shaston Arms Pub

  • HEMIS_353950 : United Kingdom, London, Liverpool Street, Andaz hotel which is environmentally aware has installed toilets using lesswater, a boiler using less fuel and lighting using less energy..., lounge

  • HEMIS_196003United Kingdom, London, Little Venice, canal boat, side walk cafe

    HEMIS_214351United Kingdom, London, L'atelier, Joel Robuchon's restaurant, ground floor

    HEMIS_225918United Kingdom, London, South Bank, Gabriels Wharf, terrace of the Studio 6 Pubwith the OXO tower in the background

    HEMIS_225945United Kingdom, London, Islington, Angel subway, vintage fashion shops

  • HEMIS_353869United Kingdom, London, Southwark, Market Porter pub in front of BoroughMarket, the oldest food market of the city

    HEMIS_353871United Kingdom, London, Southwark, Neal's Yard Dairy, shop selling farm producedBritish chesse right next to Borough Market, the oldest food market of the city

    HEMIS_353889United Kingdom, London, Hackney, Broadway Market, organic apples

    HEMIS_353897United Kingdom, London, Islington, Upper Street, Ottolenghi catering andrestaurant, patisseries corner

  • HEMIS_353898United Kingdom, London, Islington, Upper Street, Ottolenghi catering andrestaurant, patisseries corner

    HEMIS_353910United Kingdom, London, Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone Farmers'Marketwhich exists since 2003, purple cauliflower

    HEMIS_353914United Kingdom, London, Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone Farmers'Marketwhich exists since 2003, sale of flowers of the season

    HEMIS_353920United Kingdom, London, Spitalfields, esplanade of Christ Church, Organic Coffeeselling organic coffees coming from fair trade

  • HEMIS_353923United Kingdom, London, Marylebone, Content beauty / wellbeing shop sellingorganic products and beauty products

    HEMIS_353924United Kingdom, London, Marylebone, Content beauty / wellbeing shop sellingorganic products and beauty products

    HEMIS_353937United Kingdom, London, Finsbury, Unpackaged organic food shop opened in2006 advocating small scale production in order to protect the environment, itsfounder is Catherine Conway

    HEMIS_353938United Kingdom, London, Acton Street, Konstam restaurant opened in 2006 is usingmainly local and season products (80% of the fresh products come from a perimetercovered by local metro)

  • HEMIS_353838 : United Kingdom, London, Camden District, advert for yellow pages on the subject of London gardens

  • HEMIS_353949United Kingdom, London, Liverpool Street, Andaz hotel which is environmentallyaware has installed toilets using less water, a boiler using less fuel and lighting usingless energy

    HEMIS_353952United Kingdom, London, square of anglican Southwark cathedral, picnic break atlunchtime

    HEMIS_353953United Kingdom, London, Southwark, Borough Market is the oldest food market ofthe city and has been there for 250 years, olive seller

    HEMIS_353956United Kingdom, London, Islington, Equa fashion shop advocating fair trade andusing organic raw material

  • HEMIS_353957United Kingdom, London, Islington, The Duke of Cambridge is the only organicgastropub of the country, advocating the use od organic and local products

    HEMIS_353958United Kingdom, London, Islington, The Duke of Cambridge is the only organicgastropub of the country, advocating the use od organic and local products

    HEMIS_353959United Kingdom, London, Shoreditch, Saf vegetarian restaurant using organicproducts or fair trade products, bar in the patio

    HEMIS_353962United Kingdom, London, Hackney, Broadway Market selling organic products, craftand antiques

  • HEMIS_353965United Kingdom, London, Islington, Essex Road, terrace of Just Another Pub

    HEMIS_353982United Kingdom, London, Camden District, Kentish Town Road, EARTH shopselling organic food products, organic cider produced in England

    HEMIS_353983United Kingdom, London, Camden District, Kentish Town Road, EARTH shopselling organic food products, german beer and organic cannabis

    HEMIS_353984United Kingdom, London, Marylebone district, Content beauty / wellbeing shopselling organic beauty products, teas

  • HEMIS_353988United Kingdom, London, Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone Farmers'Marketexisting since 2003, organic fruit juice mainly made of apples

    HEMIS_353990United Kingdom, London, Shoreditch, Saf vegetarian restaurant using organic andfair trade products, cocktail called The Green Clean made with cucumber, spinach,parsley, salad and apple

    HEMIS_187410United Kingdom, London, Islington, Canonbury, town house

    HEMIS_187420United Kingdom, London, Kensington, Kensington Gore, private garden

  • HEMIS_353964 : United Kingdom, London, Islington, Regent's Canal near Angel tube station, traditional barge

  • HEMIS_187430United Kingdom, London, Docklands, Saint Katherine Dock, docked sailing boats

    HEMIS_187431United Kingdom, London, Docklands, Saint Katherine Dock, docked boat

    HEMIS_187480United Kingdom, London, Hampstead, pub

    HEMIS_195984United Kingdom, London, South Kensington, Victoria and Albert Museum, JohnMadejski garden

  • HEMIS_353850United Kingdom, London, Mayfair district, Piccadilly, The Athenaeum Hotel, greenwall installed in 2009 by French botanist Patrick Blanc

    HEMIS_353852United Kingdom, London, Mayfair district, Piccadilly, The Athenaeum Hotel, greenwall installed in 2009 by French botanist Patrick Blanc

    HEMIS_353888United Kingdom, London, Islington, pedestrian in front of a building mainly built ofwood

    HEMIS_353963United Kingdom, London, Islington, Regent's Canal near Angel tube station,traditional barge

  • HEMIS_353976United Kingdom, London, Docklands, Orchard Place, green wall on office building

    HEMIS_353977United Kingdom, London, Docklands, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Container City II built in 2002 from recycled containers to turn it into a working and residential area

    HEMIS_353978United Kingdom, London, Docklands, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Container City II built in 2002 from recycled containers to turn it into a working and residential area

    HEMIS_353979United Kingdom, London, Camden District near Chalk Farm tube station, facade ofBartok bar

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