Commuting to work in the UK’s capital isn’t just mundane, it’s also often bad for the environment. Air pollution has started to become a major issue in cities due to the sheer number of traffic and congestion. With more than 3.7 million workers in the UK who travel more than two hours to get to work, the air pollution levels are continuing to rise.

So, how can you minimise your carbon footprint when you’re travelling to work in London? Below you’ll discover some of the most environmentally friendly ways to commute in the city.

Utilising public transportation

One of the best ways to minimise your carbon footprint, is to utilise public transportation. We’re lucky in the UK to have a great transportation network. Buses and trains are readily available in and out of London. You can even get trains to Sevenoaks from the capital, providing a fast and affordable commute.

The more people who use public transportation, the better it’s going to be for the environment.


If you don’t have a majorly long commute, cycling is by far the greenest option. It produces zero emissions and can also keep you fit at the same time. If your commute is slightly longer, you could always invest in one of the electric bicycles on offer. These require a lot less peddling, perfect for longer commutes to work. You’ll also never have to face traffic delays again, which can be a nightmare in London.


If you’d still prefer to travel by car, you could take advantage of the car pooling schemes in the capital. There are apps you can use to help you find carpool schemes, or you could see if anybody else at work would be interested in the idea. This won’t just save emissions; it also cuts the costs of travelling to and from work. It can also be a lot more fun to share the journey with others, especially if you have to travel quite along way.

Invest in a more fuel-efficient car

Finally, if none of the options above appeal to you, you could always invest in a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Chances are, there are newer more efficient models you could be driving. You won’t just minimise your carbon footprint here, you’ll also save yourself a small fortune in fuel costs. The more efficient a car is, the less it costs to run it.

As you can see, there are a lot of options to cut down your carbon footprint on your commute to London. No matter what your budget or how far you have to travel, there’s an option aboe to fit your requirements.

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