London is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the world. I love that with so much to see and do, dogs can join in the fun with their humans. However, for senior dogs, mobility problems can put a damper on getting around, which is where our Dogger dog buggy comes in. Not only will it allow your older dog to continue to enjoy the excitement and exercise of walks, it’s extremely versatile. I designed it as an all-terrain, pet jogging buggy so it’s outstanding for smoothly and comfortably navigating any environment. It works equally as well indoors, for casual strolls or to keep small or senior dogs out of harm’s way in crowded environments as it does for hiking and jogging. So, if you plan on exploring a city like London, be sure to bring your Dogger along to help maximize the fun for you and your pooch. Not sure where to start? Here are 7 great dog-friendly spots in London to take your Dogger for a spin:
Make Friends at Surrey Docks Farm
Rotherhithe Street, London – Surrey Docks Farm is a dog-friendly London working, charitable farm. The farm is open to visitors from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. The best part? Entry is free. You can wander around with your dog, feed the goats and peruse the fresh produce. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome, however, when your pooch isn’t in their dog pushchair, they’ll need to stay on their leash since there are livestock living there. The farm is accessible by foot and is on the Thames Path at Rotherhithe Street.
64 Heath Street, London –The Hampstead outpost of the restaurant chain Gaucho has a delicious brunch and pooch party at its Doggy Sunday events on the first Sunday of each month. Book a table under your four-legged family member’s name for this dog-friendly London dining event. Humans can enjoy a set menu featuring brunch delights and a cocktail while dogs get pet nutritionist-approved treats and a goodie bag. Local dog brands set up shop on the terrace often letting dogs and their humans sample their wares. If your fur baby is shy, have them sit in their dog buggy until they warm up to their fellow brunch goers.
Catch a Flick at Dog-Friendly Cinema Screenings
Various Picturehouse locations – Picturehouse Cinemas hosts “Dog-Friendly Cinema” events at its various London locations, typically on Sunday mornings. Dogs and their owners can take in a dog-themed film. Bring your Dogger dog buggy in until your pooch gets settled and then use one of Picturehouse’s fleece blankets as a seat cover. During the movie, water bowls are set up around the screen, the volume is lowered slightly and the lights are kept a little higher to keep dogs feeling safe and relaxed. Up next at several locations on Sunday, May 12 is a screening of Pick of the Litter.
Have Your Pooch Strut Their Stuff in a Dog Show
There are always tons of things to do in London with your dog, including a wide array of dog shows. Enter your dog or just go watch the fun. Most involve costumes, food, vendors and a host of activities for dogs and humans. The Londog keeps a comprehensive calendar of dog-friendly London events, such as shows and festivals. Some fun ones coming up, include the Gunnersbury Park Fun Dog Show on Sunday, June 2 from 11am to 5pm at Gunnersbury Park, which is free to enter. In addition to vying for “Best in Show,” there will be dog classes as well. The Mudchute Fun Dog Show will also be held on Sunday, June 2. It will take place at Mudchute Farm & Park from 12n to 4pm. Since the Dogger basket sits higher than most other pet buggy baskets, it’s the ideal perch for participating in or watching a show.
Enjoy a Meal at Andrew Edmunds
46 Lexington Street, London – Andrew Edmunds serves up delicious seasonal food in an 18th century town house and boasts a pretty amazing, yet affordable, wine list. The popular spot is relaxed and welcoming. It’s also famously dog-friendly! Water bowls are available upon request and dogs can order off the menu. After a long day of exploring London in your Dogger pet buggy, this is the perfect place to stop for a meal. Note that reservations are suggested.
Spend an Afternoon at Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park, one of the Royal Parks of London, is full of history and covers 183 acres. You can get a breathtaking view of the London skyline and the River Thames, romp around in vast open, green space or just relax and soak up some sunshine. While dogs aren’t allowed in the Flower and Rose Gardens or the Wilderness Deer Park, they are permitted everywhere else in the park and don’t need to be kept on leads. You’ll see pooches of all breeds and sizes frolicking at Greenwich Park.
Get Some Culture at the Kennel Club’s Art Gallery
10 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London – Is your pooch the cultured type? Well, the Kennel Club Dog Art Gallery boasts the largest collection of dog paintings in all of Europe and it’s open by appointment Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Admire the art and check out the library as well, which is the world’s largest canine book collection, during a guided tour. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. If your dog tires out easily, bring along your Dogger for breaks as you look at the exhibits. To make an appointment to visit with your pooch, call 020 7518 1064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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