Air pollution in London is a significant issue. Poor air quality affects everyone’s health and well-being, particularly more vulnerable people such as children, the elderly and people with heart and lung problems.*

Our Air Quality programmes empower people to take action against air pollution; either by empowering drivers to cut emissions and improve the air we breathe, or empowering communities to protect themselves from air pollution.


There are simple actions that you can take to protect yourself from air pollution.

  • Choose less polluted routes – try to walk or exercise away from busy roads. Try
  • Travel during lower pollution times of day, like outside of rush hour. The air is cleaner when there is less traffic on the roads
  • Know the air pollution forecast. Whether you’re low-tech or high-tech there’s a forecast available for everyone: Receive free SMS by signing up to Airtext at, or for smartphones and tablets try the London Air, Clean Space or Plume app

You can find low pollution routes in your area on this map of London created by Kings College London.

It’s good to know that I can reduce my exposure to air pollution by taking less polluted routes.  

Patient, Royal London Hospital


We've teamed up with Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to empower members of the community to protect themselves from air pollution.

We’re working with health professionals in each borough to provide information and support to patients with heart and lung conditions so that they are better equipped to improve their health outcomes and minimise the impacts that poor air quality has on their health.

Health professionals will be trained and provided with bespoke maps, flyers and knowledge to share with their patients.

If you work with people who suffer from cardiac or respiratory conditions and would like more information on the support and advice we can provide please email us on or tweet @CleanerAir4LDN