It’s the year of the dog so we’ve sniffed out all the best pet-loving places for you and your four-legged chum – just remember the doggy bags!
QBIC PET FRIENDLY ROOMS
Wondering where to stay in London with your favourite four legged friend? Well in one of Qbics pet friendly rooms of course. We have a selected number of rooms available for those wishing to bring their pet away with them for only an extra £20 additional charge per night. We are located right next to a small park, ideal for… well, you know… We are also only a short distance from some great spots in London and most importantly some top doggie friendly spots.
| Qbic Hotel London
| 42 Adler Street, London E1 1EE
| To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3021 2644 – we can not accept pet friendly reservations online. Terms and conditions do apply and will be provided at the time of booking.
OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET
Spitalfields is one of London’s oldest markets, open seven days a week and only a ten minute walk from Qbic this spot is not to be missed. Find contemporary and vintage fashion, jewellery, music, homeware and art as well as an ever increasing street food market. Being undercover it is a great location to visit whatever the weather and of course it is dog friendly.
| Old Spitalfields Market
| 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW
| Mon – Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 10am – 5pm
DOG MAHNY YOGA
Fancy a workout for you and your pup that doesn’t involve another walk in the park? Introducing Doga – human yoga practice that helps support the natural bond with your dog. Manhy and her Maltese lead sessions located in Camden or you can even book a private ‘paw-to-paw’ session. They are a fantastic way to build on your relationship with your pet pal as the great de-stressing effects of yoga on humans has the exact same effect on dogs too, helping sleep and digestion.
| SINK, Second Floor, 4 Paul St, London, EC2A 4JH
| 1 session £22.50, 3 sessions £50, 6 week course £75
THE PET SPA
This pet-pampering salon is the go-to place for luxurious canine treatments, offering pet pedicures, blueberry and vanilla facials, fresh breath treatments and aromatherapy bath and massages to ensure your pooch is left feeling pampered and refreshed. There is even a doggie daycare should you wish to pop out for a day of shopping or sight seeing.
| The Pet Spa
| Lower Floor The Chelsea Chair Hairdressers, 305 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QH
| Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, closed on Sat and Sun
DOG FRIENDLY PLACES TO EAT
There are a number of great eateries in London that are dog friendly from beer gardens to Michelin star restaurants. Head to Covent Garden or Stratfords Shake Shack for a quick and casual lunch between shopping or sight-seeing and set your pets tail wagging with a ‘Pooch-ini’ made from ShackBurger dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard.
The minute the sun shines London loves a beer garden, be in the know and secure your spot at The Canonbury Tavern a spacious pub and garden, this urban oasis is definitely one of the best in the city. Tuck into some delicious British food from mouth-watering burgers to the perfect Sunday roast, dishes priced between £12-20.
Fancy treating yourself and your pet to something a little fancy, head to Bellanger restaurant in Islington for a touch of glamour, inspired by the original Alsatian brasseries of the French capital, enjoy a tasty pastry and coffee on their outdoor terrace overlooking the greenery of buzzy Angel or cosy in one of their indoor booths, they’ll even offer some homemade biscuits to keep your pooch occupied whilst you tuck into some delicious French cuisine.
| Shake Shack
| Westfield Stratford City 124-125 The Street, London E20 1EN
| Mon – Thu 11am – 9.30pm, Fri and Sat 10.30am – 11pm, Sun 10.30am – 9.30pm
| 24, Market Building, Piazza, London WC2E 8RD
| Mon – Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 11am – 10.30pm
| The Canonbury Tavern
| 21 Canonbury Pl, N1 2NS
| Mon – Fri 11am – 11pm, Sat and Sun 11am – 11.30pm
| 9 Islington Green, London N1
| Mon – Fri 8am – 11.30pm, Sat and Sun 8am – 11pm
DOG FRIENDLY PARKS
Believe it or not, not all parks are pet friendly so we have sourced the best local spots that will welcome you and your four legged friend. As mentioned above, opposite Qbic Hotel is Altab Ali park, a small grassy area also containing a Bengali martyrs monument and old tombstones, a perfect spot for a quick run around. A short walk away is Haggerston park, open 7.30am – 6.30pm daily, find a community orchard, a food-growing garden and Hackney City Farm (and cafe). This park is also home to lots of sports amenities including a free BMX track, all weather 3G football pitch and a table tennis table, however please note that these specific areas are not dog friendly. A little further you’ll find Shoreditch Park, this open space is family friendly with bike hire, rock climbing and a children’s park area (note that dogs are not allowed into the children’s play area).
| Altab Ali park
| Opposite Qbic Hotel London
| Open 24 hours
| Haggerston Park
| Yorkton St, London E2 8NH
| 7.30am – 6.30pm
| Shoreditch Park
| New N Rd, Hoxton, London N1 6TA
| Open 24 hours