Hero
Hero

Five eco-friendly places to stay near London

Looking for an eco-friendly break? We’ve rounded up some of the greenest and greatest sustainable places to stay near London to give you some inspo for your next trip. Whether you’re looking for a luxury retreat or a countryside escape, going green has never been more comfortable...

 

 

The Pig

The Pig

The Pig

The Pig Hotels describe themselves as ‘Restaurants with Rooms,’ so it’s no surprise that food is at the heart of what they do. With a self-proclaimed ‘obsessive commitment’ to home-grown and local produce you can guarantee that their garden-to-kitchen cooking style is as fresh as it gets. 

With seven locations across the South of England, each within a 3-hour drive of London, grab a Roundtrip car and get ready to pig out! 

Drive time from London: Various locations, all under 3hours

 

Heckfield Place

Heckfield House

Heckfield Place

This restored Georgian family home focuses on sustainability without losing any of the luxury. At Heckfield House, the produce used in the kitchens is direct from their Home Farm and the Market Garden meaning you’ll get the freshest, local food during your stay. 

The 400-acres of Hampshire landscape is the perfect place to get some fresh, countryside air into your London lungs and fully relax as you explore the grounds. 

Drive time from London: 1hour 45minutes

 

Brighton House

Brighton

Brighton House

Brighton House is a green-friendly accommodation provider in Brighton who have even won a national tourism award for its commitment to eco-first policies, including minimising waste and using green energy suppliers. 

With gorgeous rooms and breakfast included (sourced from local supplies of course!), Brighton House is a great eco-friendly place to stay when you fancy escaping to the beach. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside… 

Drive time from London: 1hour 50minutes

 

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel

The Zetter Hotel

For those of us craving a city-centre staycation, look no further than The Zetter Hotel. An independent, boutique hotel with eco-credentials set in the super creative and much loved neighbourhood of Clerkenwell in London. 

The Zetter Hotel uses energy-saving technologies and eco-friendly materials wherever possible to ensure a sustainable approach to hotelling. Oh, and did we mention it’s housed in a converted Victorian warehouse? Expect chic interiors and luxury rooms - going green has never been more stylish!

Drive time from London: 0minutes

 

The Green House

The Green House

The Green House

With a name like The Green House it’s no wonder that this luxury eco-hotel values the environment at the core of it’s business. From using solar energy to heat the hotel’s water, to installing free use EV charge points in the car park, The Green House has keeping our planet green at the forefront of their business.

Located in Bournemouth just minutes from the famous beaches and bustling city centre, The Green House is a wonderful destination for a sustainable weekend break on the coast.

Drive time from London: 2hours 14minutes

Hungry for more?

home

Hungry for more?

Looking for more sustainability tips? Take a look at how to be more sustainable at home and the best second-hand shops in London. Or, if you’ve got road trips on the brain, check out these unusual places to stay near London!

More from the blog

To stay up to date with the latest news, advice and tips from Zipcar visit our blog.

Wintery walk

Winter walks in London

These winter walks take in beautiful scenery and London landmarks.

plastic free shop

Plastic free & zero waste shops

Reduce the amount of waste you produce by shopping at these fantastic shops.

choosing the perfect tree

Where to buy real Christmas trees?

These are the best places to buy real Christmas trees in London.

Cheese selection

The best cheese shops in London

During the winter months, is there a more indulgent way to enjoy a night in than with a cheese board?