Affordable & sustainable travel for Astor guests with HumanForest!
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From museums to parks, historical sights to delicious food markets, London is jam-packed with an endless list of places to see and things to do! If you’re only in the city for a short stay, this might even seem overwhelming, working out the best way to get from A to B whilst still being able to take it all in. But fortunately, Astor Hostels has collaborated with HumanForest, bringing the perfect solution to all its guests.
HumanForest is London’s only truly sustainable eBike sharing service, and they are on a mission to get people out and about seeing the sights, London has to offer whilst contributing to a cleaner, greener city. With their electric bikes (powered by 100% renewable energy, of course!) HumanForest is the perfect option for getting around London as quickly and efficiently as possible if you’re pushed for time but don’t want to miss anything.
Bridging the gap between affordability and sustainability, HumanForest offers all of its users 10 free daily minutes of riding, as well as having Green Bays, their free parking zones, dotted all across London.
However, the cost-reducing perks do not stop there! HumanForest has several discounted minute bundles available to purchase through the app. They’ve also recently created the Explorer Bundle, where you’re able to ride for 8 hours for £8 – yes, that’s right, as little as £1 per hour! This is far cheaper than jumping into a taxi, and undeniably beats a full day of using public transport too – with the added bonus of seeing the sights whilst on the move!
Across all receptions in the London branches of Astor Hostels, you can find more information about how to download the HumanForest app and purchase The Explorer Bundle to kickstart your day of sightseeing. You might even spot a FREE code voucher somewhere if you’re lucky!
To make your life EVEN easier, if HumanForest hadn’t done so already with their affordable and sustainable eBikes, they’ve even mapped out three of their favourite routes around London, which will help you tick off a number of those iconic sights!
Battersea Park to the Tate with a Thames view
This route is an absolute classic for London’s best sights – perfect if you’ve got a mate staying for the weekend. Heading along the National Cycle Network’s Route 4, you’ll say hello to all the big names – the Globe Theatre and the London Eye, to name a few. But the best bit is ending with a sausage roll or a warm paella at Borough Market when you’re done. Oh, and definitely take a snap of the Thames for the ‘gram.
A scenic Sunday from King’s Cross to Notting Hill
This route will take you from the home of Platform 9¾ to Portobello Market in no time at all. You can join Regent’s Canal Towpath at Granary Square and continue until you go past Camden Lock. Spot some wildlife on display at the zoo in Regent’s Park, and take a break by the waterside in Little Venice. Turn off the path at the Brutalist beacon, the Trellick Tower, and say hello to the quiet side streets in the heart of Notting Hill.
Regents Park to Hyde Park picnic tour
We’re lucky enough in London to have a ton of parks to choose from, and plenty allows cycling – and the two most notorious are only ten minutes from each other. So grab that ebike, and start with the Regents Park outer circle, taking in the immaculately-kept flower beds and next-level houses. Then head to Hyde Park for a loop of its blissful traffic-free lanes, heading past Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. Finally, pitch up with a picnic by the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.