Enjoy the best of the capital with your chance to win a sustainable trip away to London with loads of extras.
A trip to London is always a good idea, and if you win this competition you can get down there and back in a greener way – by train courtesy of LNER. That’s not all, however. You’ll also get to learn how to make delicious pastries at a cookery class, enjoy afternoon tea at a swanky hotel, pick up vintage threads, enjoy dinner for two and then enjoy a room for the night to rest your heads after a thrilling day. What are you waiting for?
Travel to London in First Class luxury
If you’re our lucky winner, you’ll get a pair of LNER First Class return tickets from Leeds to London. Getting the train to the capital isn’t just one of life’s simple pleasures – relax, order up some food and drink or use the free wifi – it’s also much more sustainable than the alternative ways to travel. Leeds to London with LNER produces a fraction of the emissions a car or plane journey pumps into the atmosphere – a 70% reduction in CO2 compared to a car, even more for a plane^. You’ll arrive relaxed and ready to take on the Big Smoke, having produced less of it.
Make pastries like a pro at a Cookery School class
Cookery School at Little Portland Street is in the heart of London’s West End, and our competition winner will get a crash course in making French breakfast pastries – and you get to eat them too! You and your guest can master pastry-making together, conjuring up tempting brioche, croissants, pain au chocolat and more. It’s London’s most sustainable cookery school, with the highest possible three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
Take tea for two at the oh-so-chic Zetter Townhouse
There’s little better than afternoon tea at a swanky London hotel, and our winner will get to take theirs at either The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone or Clerkenwell. You can expect fabulous finger sandwiches, such as pulled short rib beef or egg and summer truffle, along with Croque Monsieur, smoked salmon quiche and freshly baked scones. Add in sweet treats such as strawberry and lime curd choux, and you’re in for a treat. Not just that, these are highly energy efficient hotels with a Green Tourism Gold Award.
Rest your head for the night in leafy Chiswick at room2
Also known as The Chiswick Hometel, room2 is situated in one of the most handsome suburbs in the capital. You’ll have a room for two for the night, along with a light breakfast. Snuggle up in your large king bed (or opt for twins), enjoy the fully-equipped kitchen and then head out into the neighbourhood. To keep your trip as ecologically sound as possible, this is the world’s first net-zero hotel, 89% more efficient than your typical UK hotel. That should help you sleep soundly.
Pick up some timeless vintage gear at Beyond Retro
Fancy picking up some pre-loved pieces while you’re in London? You’ll have a £50 voucher to spend at Beyond Retro, who specialise in vintage and secondhand clothing, but who are also on a mission to reduce clothing waste. Whether you’re looking to recreate an 80s look or want to go all the way back to the 60s, they’ve got something for you, from coats and dresses through to knitwear and retro T-shirts. With so many beautiful items to choose from, it’s the perfect way to make your wardrobe more sustainable.
Feast on fab food at The Corner Bar & Kitchen
The Corner is one of London’s greenest hotels, slashing water use and CO2 emissions. Close to the lively Brick Lane, it’s where you’ll get to enjoy dinner at their Bar & Kitchen. The head chef here is keen to reduce food waste, and puts the emphasis on sustainably-sourced ingredients. Just as importantly, it’s all delicious. From barbecue pork belly wraps to battered tofu, chicken gyros to tempura vegetables, there’s something for all diners with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options.
Enter now for a chance to WIN