Top places to take your dog in London
Dog-friendly venues in London
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The Orange, Pimlico
The Orange restaurant and hotel in Pimlico is welcoming to well-behaved doggies. It has a menu featuring locally sourced British food, a very friendly staff, and will always provide a water bowl.
The Society Club, Soho
For something more unique, this independent members club doubles as a bookshop and gallery; a hidden gem for dog-lovers who are literarily inclined.
Frantolo in World’s End is another dog-friendly spot. Artist Arabella Dorman recommends. ‘"It's one of the few restaurants I can take my dog Zorba, an Irish terrier – I think it’s because he’s a redhead and so is Frantoio’s owner.’
For those who don't like leaving their pets at home but need their daily dose of meditation comes Doga, a slightly bonkers new trend from across the pond that's taking London by storm. DogaMahny aims to encourage bonding between humans and their pets through the ancient practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Maggie Jones, Notting Hill
The rustic and relaxed Maggie Jones has a warm, friendly atmosphere, tucked away in a cul-de-sac just a five minute walk from Notting Hill Gate. Over its forty years it’s had regular visits from Princess Anne (under the alias ‘Maggie Jones’, hence the name) and has hardly changed since its first opening. The rough-hewn wooden tables and classic British menu make it a homely spot for peckish owners and their pooches.
Finks Salt and Sweet, Highbury
'Well behaved dogs and well behaved children' is the policy of this deli-based eatery, though the local grey moggie Max also gets a look-in. In a former Victorian butcher’s, the eclectic decor combines original features with never-ending windows, hitting just the right note of cool. Beyond charming staff and a community of canine regulars will make you and your pooch happy, from breakfast through to dinner.
The Narrow Boat, Islington
Situated directly on Regents Canal, this pub offers one of the best views available to a dog. Sea-faring pups will be given a bowl of water and some biscuits.
Mungo and Maud, Belgravia
This accessory boutique for cats and dogs claims to purvey the latest in pet trends. They’ve got some snug-looking knitwear for winter weather.
The Pet Spa, Fulham
Since Harrods’ Pet Kingdom closed its doors, dog owners have been on the hunt for a new high end emporium to treat their canine friends. Fulham's Pet Spa fits the bill with grooming, personalised health checks, and a selection of stylish accessories.
Upstairs at l'Escargot, Soho
A members club opened in 2014 above the well-established French restaurant in Soho, in six redecorated rooms. Self-confessed amis du chien (as is clear from the abundance of canine portraits coating the walls) they invite dogs to enjoy the delicacies on offer - they even eat free on Sundays.
For the royal treatment, this luxury animal accessories brand have collaborated with Jeweller Jessica de Lotz to create bling for owners as well as pets, adorning hand-beaten necklaces with custom portraits of your animal friend.