Top Eco Friendly London Serviced Apartments for Sustainable Business Travel


In a recent study conducted by Emburse surveying 220 travel managers in the US and Canada between April 22-28, 2021... 
"Almost half of companies expect more focus on the social and environmental impact of business travel post-pandemic." 
Issues like duty of care and cost savings will always be a top priority for business travel arrangers, but we expect that once global mobility bounces back, these bookers will start to look for accommodation that not only provides the high levels of safety and hygiene for the traveller that the pandemic has accustomed us to but also options that harmoniously tick cost-efficiency, employee convenience and  environmentally conscious operations.

This is exactly what our serviced apartments partners across the board are preparing themselves for.

Serviced apartments have long been a better offering to a hotel room in terms of value, space and comfort and now many providers, from larger hospitality chains to local independents, are incorporating sustainable initiatives wherever it is feasible to do so to future-proof their businesses for companies and travellers that are starting to place more emphasis on their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance).

Whether it is eliminating all single-use plastic, using only 100% recycled paper, ensuring all appliances and lighting are energy-saving, reduce water waste, sourcing ecological cleaning products or designing interiors with recycled and upcycled furnishings, serviced apartments of all sizes are showing a serious commitment to sustainable practices throughout their operations.

In most cases, the eco-friendly changes being implemented are leading to lesser operating costs for the serviced apartment providers and results in further cost savings to the end client. 

These London serviced apartments are leading the way with their impressive green credentials:

1. Tower Suites by Blue Orchid 

Tower Suites by Blue Orchid is a modern aparthotel in Tower Hill, East London, right across from the Tower of London with fantastic iconic views and a selection of 273 studio and one bedroom self-catering suites. 

It opened its doors in 2020 and has been designed specially to feature many fantastic green initiatives that helped it secure the BREEAM “Excellent” qualification. Some of these include using renewable energy sources for a large percentage of the building energy usage,  conserving 65% of water over a conventional building, avoid night time light pollution and responsible waste recycling.

It has also satisfied all the requirements of the City’s vital clean energy development plan for 2026.

2. Adagio Stratford

Adagio Stratford is another great addition to this list for its efforts in trying to offer a environmentally-friendly experience.

The property launched in 2021 with 136 studios and one bedroom apartments in Stratford, East London and is by Adagio, an Accor group brand, that is a member of the Planet 21 programme which is committed to providing hospitality that has a positive impact on the environment.

Some of the fantastic green initiatives you can expect here are low energy bulbs, energy efficient appliances, A/Cs that cut off when the windows are opened, efficient waste recycling, bicycle storage, water saving features, eco-friendly cleaning products and locally sourced fair-trade and organic produce.

3. Native Bankside

This warehouse-conversion is cool and trendy on the Southbank near Shakespeare's Globe offering a collection of studios, 1&2 bedroom apartments with many notable sustainable design features.

Native Bankside also holds an BREEAM “Excellent” rating.

It uses Mitre Eco filling in our pillows (made from recycled plastic bottles), using recycled carpets with underlay made from old plastic, incorporating recycled furniture or new furniture from eco-friendly, community-minded brands or bespoke vintage pieces sourced locally and from flea markets in the interiors. 

In addition to this there are locally sourced branded toiletries, glazed windows, sensor lighting and electricity supply that’s key card activated. 

They also stock their pantry with items from the popular foodie favourite next door, Borough Market and have our coffee roasted at the Gentleman Baristas, just two streets away. 

4. Bermonds Locke

Bermonds Locke is smart and stylish South London aparthotel near the Fashion and Textile Museum with air-conditioned studio and one bedroom suites that pay homage to a Southern California-inspired design.

But take a closer look and you will find many innovative ways in which this unique home from home has been designed with sustainability in mind. Like the recycled construction site materials that have been used such as concrete cubes and repurposed steel bars which can be seen throughout the interiors, bed frames, bar and restaurant, co-working spaces, gym and yoga room. 

A locally-led cultural programme, a soulful restaurant, co-working space and wellness studio brings in a vibrant atmosphere to the ground floor space and really highlights the community which this property calls home.

The Edyn brand behind this property is committed to making a positive environment impact and is focussed on minimising plastic, recycling, energy savings, staff ‘Green’ awareness and guests’ Green journey.

So far the company has removed all plastic water bottles from Welcome Packs, updated their interactive in-room apps to allow guests to plan car free or minimal car use days out in the area during their stay, order LED lights and 100% recyclable paper and are working on a Carbon calculator for each site to establish energy consumption and have set a target for 7lpm per shower (restrictors or aerator fittings etc.) to achieve the water efficiency of all shower heads.

Edyn also fundraise for charities like Friends of the Earth


  1. WWF's Environment Footprint Calculator
  2. Remaking of Business Travel Report

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