June was a busy month at Insider London. We’ve been exploring lesser known corners of the city, speaking to people changing the capital in unique ways and getting to grips with London’s ever evolving skyline. Here’s what you may have missed.

hotel london architecture tour

Image credit: Aloft London Excel

People may talk about ‘sustainable architecture’ a lot, but its definition can be quite hard to pin down. Thankfully for us, Tom answers the question ‘What is sustainable architecture?’ here. That blog post may also help answer another question: ‘How green is your London hotel?’ We compare five different examples here.

urban bee green london

Image credit: Urban Bees

On the subject of greener architecture, we also took a look at five of London’s hidden green rooftops, and spoke to Urban Bees, who encourage beekeeping around the capital.

KERB kings cross regeneration

Image credit: KERB

Urban Bees do a lot of work at the Camley Street nature park near King’s Cross. Insider London are really interested in all the changes going on around King’s Cross at the moment (you may have noticed our Kings Cross regeneration tour), and we spoke to another person changing the environment around King’s Cross – although in a slightly different way. Petra Barran set up KERB, a mobile street food market that aims to change how people enjoy food in the city, and which has been hugely influential in the way people view King’s Cross. Find out more about her experiences and plans for the future here.

banksy London street art walking tour

Image credit: Mark

Finally, we always love exploring London’s street art and graffiti and this month certainly was no different. Nick took a look at the many forms of street art and also blogged about the implications of the Banksy sale at Sotheby’s. Don’t forget to check back every week, when we pick out a different street art picture to enjoyGot a great picture of London’s Street Art you’d like to share with us? Email frances@insider-london.co.uk with more details: we’d love to feature it on our blog. 

Keep reading the blog over July for more street art, more happenings around King’s Cross and the quirky facts of London that make us love London so much.