Dog-friendly things to do in London!
They say a dog is a man's best friend, and whether you’re romping in the countryside or exploring the parks of the capital, we think they should always be by our sides, and we should know, our dog Louis comes into the office with us every day! Sometimes it can be hard to find dog-friendly things to do in London, so we’ve lined up a few of our favourite spots and activities that will give your dog as much excitement as you.
Stay at the Rosewood London
Firstly, you’re going to want somewhere to crash out after a long day in the capital, and the pet friendly Rosewood London is the very best place to do so with your furry friend. Centrally located on High Holborn and housed in the original headquarters of the Pearl Assurance Company, Rosewood London prides itself on its canine friendly nature. Each Grand Premier Suite pre-booked with the Canine Package will offer complimentary services supplied by the deluxe brand including a Barbour dog bed, Barbour dog treats and Barbour coats and leads for the duration of the stay! To top it off there’s a dog spa for your pooch whilst you use the very beautiful spa at the hotel.
Book at rosewoodhotels.com
Visit a Museum
No visit to London is complete without a visit to one of it’s world-class museums, and yes some of them are dog-friendly, and it may just take you to a museum you have never thought of visiting before. The Brunel museum in Southwark is one of those places. Explore the Victorian wonder that is Brunel's Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel to be built under a navigable river anywhere in the world.
Book at thebrunelmuseum.com - weekends only.
Lunch at a dog-friendly pub
Lots of London pubs are dog-friendly, and after all the activities and maybe a stroll around one of London's expansive parks, you’ll be ready for a refuel. Located in a beautifully restored building in the heart of Belgravia, The Orange Public House & Hotel offers diners fabulous food (including wood-fired pizzas) in a relaxed, care-free environment. Sunday lunches are particularly exceptional where you can order a whole roast. Dogs will be given a much needed bowl of water on arrival, and with big portion sizes, they’ll likely have some leftovers to feast on while you plan out the rest of your day.
Book at www.theorange.co.uk
Take a boat tour
Once you’re done underneath the Thames, a boat trip on the Thames itself is in order. Your pooch will love the wind in its face as you cruise along the Thames and take in all the famous sights and landmarks. Quite a few of the boat tours along the Thames are dog-friendly but Thames River Sightseeing is a good option, which travels from Westminster Pier to Greenwich Pier, taking in all the sights on the way.
Book at thamesriversightseeing.com
Shop til you drop
Nothing should get in the way of a good therapeutic shopping spree, and with lots of shops being dog-friendly in London, you’ll be able to get everything you want in the capital. Our boutique in Hatton Gardens is also dog-friendly should you wish to take a look at some of our jewellery or if you have something in mind for a special piece or occasion. We’ll be sure to shower your dog with attention whilst you dive into our collections at 5 Hatton Place.
Book an appointment at https://www.hattonjewels.
Dinner at the best restaurants in the country
When you’re nearly done with the day, a long supper with your pooch by your side is just what the doctor ordered. Some of our favourite restaurants in the capital are dog-friendly, The recently opened Chameleon is set to be the place to be this summer. Located within the Grade I listed former church, One Marylebone, the ‘multi-experiential space’ boasts a Tel Aviv-inspired alfresco restaurant where guests are welcome to dine with their dogs every weekend. Led by chef Elior Balbul, The Garden at Chameleon serves up an array of indulgent mezze brunch dishes: think aubergine carpaccio, spicy Moroccan matbucha, beetroot cured salmon and Israeli mille feuille.
Book at chameleon.london