London is a city known for its rich history and diverse culture. But did you know that it is also a fantastic destination for dog owners? From beautiful parks and golf courses to dog-friendly afternoon tea spots, London has an abundance of opportunities for you and your four-legged companion to have a great time.
We believe that every dog deserves to explore and enjoy the city they live in or visit. That's why we have put this list together, to help you make the most of your time in London with your furry bestie.
And we're not just about dog accessories and harnesses; we're so much more than that. We’re about enhancing the bond between you and your dog. We’re about bringing as much joy as possible to your dog and our dog’s lives!
Grab your dog lead, we’re about to embark on this journey to London town together…
Go to a dog-friendly cafe
First up – Farm Girl. With two locations, one in Nottinghill and the other in South Kensington, the Farm Girl cafe is known for its rose lattes and pink decor, there’s an avocado toast with your name on it, all while your pup chills out.
The second dog-friendly cafe has got to be the Pawsitive Cafe, an amazing cafe made with dogs and their humans in mind. They have their own dog menu and little cubby holes to get cosy in! So that means there’s plenty of space for you on a sofa, and your pup has their own space too. This venue is thought to be London’s finest furry-friendly venue.
And lastly, enjoy a cup of tea and some delicious nutritious food for your dog at the Love My Human Townhouse. This cafe even offers dog-friendly afternoon tea… What more could you want for a day out with your furry friend?
Ramble through Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath Park, with woods and meadows, is located less than four miles from London's city centre. It covers 800 acres and offers some of the city's most breathtaking views. You can even enjoy a cold swimming session. Although it’s not for everyone, we recommend confirming whether or not your dog would be allowed to take part, as there are lots of ducks!
Cold water swimming aside, Hampstead Heath is full of gorgeous views and wonderful trails to be enjoyed with your pup. And, there are plenty of local pubs to choose from for a well-deserved pint post-walkies.
Visit a city farm
If you’re looking for a city farm to spot some cute animals while you walk your pup, London has some excellent ones…
Mudchute Park & Farm
This 32-acre working city farm, which is situated in East London, is home to a wide range of farm animals and wildlife. They have a daily farm routine you can plan your day around, so you don’t miss anything. Enjoy the views and say hello to the animals as you walk with your dog around the farm.
Surrey Docks Farm
If you and your dog are fans of looking at goats, ponies and ducks, this is the farm for you! But please, only take your pup to a farm if they are well-behaved and won’t spook the farm animals.
Stay at a dog-friendly hotel
Now, we can’t tell you all the wonderful things to do with your dog in London and not provide some tips on where to stay. If you want to spend a weekend with your dog, the hotel you stay in will need to be suitable for dogs. With a little research, below we have a list of some of the best dog-friendly hotels in London:
- The Landsborough, Knightsbridge
- Canopy by Hilton, Aldgate
- Rosewood London, Holborn
- The Hoxton, Southwark (no dogs in the restaurant)
- The Ned, Central (small dogs only)
Yes – you read that right. London is lucky to have lots of dog-friendly golf courses, including Wimbledon Common. Tee off with your dog and enjoy the glorious weather (dependant on the time of year, of course!) and open fields. Other great dog-friendly golf courses in London include Duke Meadows, Muswell Hill, Highgate, Moor Park, South Herts and Bush Hill Park. Dogs usually need to stay on their lead when they’re at a golf course, but check with the course you’re at!
Explore the Chiswick House Dog Show
The Chiswick House Dog Show has been going since 2004 and is only becoming bigger and more successful each year. With charity, The Dogs Trust, running their Doggie Dash and an impressive about of dog accessories stalls, food and drink stands, and lots of dog classes to choose from. Why not register your dog and see if they bring home a prize? It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re a dog-lover near London!
Take a boat ride
There are lots of boat rides in London that are dog-friendly! You and your furry companion can enjoy a scenic sail down the River Thames on the Circular Cruise or the Thames River Boats. Or you could jump on the Hammerton Ferries for just a crossing cost of £1! All dogs much be kept on their leads and well-behaved while on any boat trip.
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Enjoy a drink at a dog-friendly pub
We wouldn’t be doing London justice if we didn’t give you plenty of dog-friendly pubs to take your pup for a pint! After some serious research, we have compiled a list of dog-friendly pubs in London.
The best dog-friendly pubs in London
- The Rose and Crown, Wimbledon
- Belle Vue, Clapham
- The Dog House, Lambeth
- Two Chairmen, Westminster
- The Greyhound, Sydenham
- The Punch Tavern, Holborn
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Thank you for joining us on this dog-friendly adventure through London. We believe that every dog deserves to be included in our daily adventures and experiences. And we hope our blog has inspired you to explore the dog-friendly side of London and make some memories.
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