The Top 10 Dog-Friendly Spots In London | Dogalize
Are you planning to go to London and take your dog with you? Either you go on a business or a pleasure trip and don’t want to live your furry love home alone, here’s a list of the 10 best places in London for you and your pooch to enjoy!
This is one of the parts of the city dog owners prefere, thanks to Battersea Park. With plenty of open spaces and woodland areas at your feet, an afternoon spent here is a dream for both you and your pet. When it’s time for a tea break, indulge in some home-style Italian food at La Gondola al Parco by the lake. You and your pup can sit outside and watch the ducks and boats in the sunshine.
Dog Mahny Yoga
Have you ever thought about working out with your dog? Join Manhy and her Maltese for a unique experience that helps you bond with your pup as you get fit. Both of you will benefit from the calming experience, which helps with sleep and digestion, and within 6 sessions your stress level will decrease as well as your loyal companions. There are Doga workshops in Camden or you can even book a private ‘paw-to-paw’ session.
The Society Club
The Society Club, Soho, is a hotspot for both art lovers and their canine companions. Combining a gallery, bookstore and cocktail bar, this bohemian hideaway is perfect for an afternoon break. Flick through a collection of rare books while enjoying a well-earned coffee break. Your pooch doesn’t have to miss out on the luxury either, there’s organic dog food and liver treats on hand. You can still enjoy the company of their resident pooches, Molly, Monty and Modesty.
The Pet Spa
Situated in Chelsea, The Pet Spa is the go-to for luxurious canine treatments. The pet-pampering salon offers an exclusive selection of indulgent spa treatments to ensure that your precious pooch is left feeling relaxed and refreshed. There’s everything from a blueberry and vanilla doggy facial to an aromatherapy bath and body massage.
Need a quick lunch spot that your pooch will equally love? At Shake Shack, dogs can indulge in a ‘Pooch-ini’ – made up from ShackBurger dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard. There’s one in Stratford, Covent Garden and New Oxford Street – so take your pick!
Gaucho Hampstead’s Doggy Sunday Brunch
Owners can enjoy a three-course set menu at £35, including a cocktail or glass of champagne, ceviche, Argentine beef, and a desert, while pampered pooches are given complimentary pet nutritionist-approved beef and chicken empanadas, a water bowl and a goodie bag (or should that be doggy bag!?) to take home with them. What’s more, £5 per dog is donated to an animal charity.
Spend a sunny afternoon strolling around Greenwich Park with your pup. At almost 13 acres and home to the pretty Queen’s Orchard, scenic London dog walks don’t get much better than this. After a few games of fetch, finish the trip with a snack in the peaceful Pavillion Tea House.
The Red Lion & Sun
Then The Red Lion & Sun is the ideal stop off for a bite to eat with your four-legged friend. Your pet will be made to feel extra special here, as the owners take photos of all their canine regulars, including house dog Sylvester and Kate Moss’s dog Archie the Anvil.
Andrew Edmunds was established in 1986, and this quaint little eatery is considered one of the last bastions of ‘old Soho’. The relaxed and informal atmosphere here has meant it has been an attraction for customers and their furry friends for years, and the seasonal menu and reasonably priced wine list have ensured its popularity. Water bowls can be provided on request and your pooch can even order meaty dishes off the menu.
The Globe Pub and Dining Room is a dog-friendly pub in Covent Garden. It is the ideal location for a bite to eat after a wander around the theatre district. Enjoy freshly prepared Calamari Fritti and succulent Marinated Olives on the outdoor covered terrace and watch the world go by.
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Photo: Battersea Park, Britain from above