Environment-conscious travellers can explore London’s most famous districts with Tootbus (www.tootbus.com). The planet-friendly city tour provider now offers the chance to discover London’s main sights with its famous guided bus tours and, new for 2023, to continue the tour of the city on foot with Tootwalk.
When it comes to making sure our city breaks are greener, almost four in every five Brits (79 per cent) will choose a more sustainable mode of transportation while in the destination. According to research from planet friendly city tour provider, Tootbus, this willingness is consistent across age groups too. Three quarters of those aged over 50 (74 per cent of 50-64-year-olds and 76 per cent of those aged 65 and over) would choose more eco-friendly transport, rising to a peak of 86 per cent in the 25-34-year-old age bracket.
The free Tootwalk experience is available when hopping off the bus via the ‘Tootbus – City Guide’ app. Tootbus offers three walking tours that allow visitors to take sightseeing and thematic tours in famous districts of the capital. The guided walks encourage visitors to explore London independently and to discover the joys of walking in the capital. Commentary is available in English, French and Spanish.
Recent research from Tootbus showed that us Brits are more likely to consider sustainability when booking a short break than our European counterparts. Almost half of Britons (49 per cent) say preserving the environment in their holiday destination is ‘very important’, ahead of the French and Belgians (42 per cent and 37 per cent respectively).
Tootbus offers three guided ‘Tootwalk’ tours. The tours are designed to start near the bus stops. You can start the tour whenever you want. To start, launch the application and follow the instructions. Pick up the tour whenever you want, right where you left off:
- Kensington Gardens (1 hour). Starting point: Kensington Palace or Bayswater Road, Thistle Hotel
Discover Kensington Palace, the Diana Memorial Playground, pay a visit to Peter Pan and admire the splendour of the Royal Albert Hall.
- Royal shopping in St James’s (40 min). Starting point: Buckingham Palace Gate or Piccadilly Arcade
Take in the views of Buckingham Palace and follow the guide to explore the royal treasures of St James’s while discovering some of the oldest shops in London, many of which are the Royal Family’s preferred vendors.
- Architecture & Celebration (30 min). Starting point: Waterloo Station
Stroll along the Thames to discover the dynamic area of Southbank and admire the iconic London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and Borough Market. A lively and ever-changing area at the heart of London’s cultural scene, it also has the advantage of offering views across the Thames to some of the most famous buildings anywhere, from bold brutalist buildings and repurposed power stations to contemporary high rises.
For more information, to book, or to download the app, visit www.tootbus.com.