Next time you plan a vacation for some soul searching, you don’t have to leave your best friend behind. You both won’t be able to have a good time without each other, so why not go somewhere you both are welcome? London may sound cliché, but it shall be an unforgettable experience for the both of you.
If you are looking for a destination you can travel to and explore with your furry best friend, London has a lot to offer. I’d say that it is one the most dog friendly cities of the world. Almost 25% of the adult population in the United Kingdom owns a pet dog, which means that you won’t be alone on your quest. With a long list of luxury hotels that accommodate pooches and a plethora of beautiful parks that cover hundreds of acres of land, you and your pet will never be disappointed.
The temperatures in London are mostly mild and tolerable all year round, so any time is a good time to visit. However, you must pack a raincoat for yourself and Fido, as you never know when the clouds might drizzle. There’s a lot you and your dog can do together in this scenic territory, aside from long and pleasant walks around popular landmarks. Here are ten suggestions to make the best of your London trip:
1. Explore the Royal Parks
The Greenwich, Hyde, and St. James Park are a few of the royal parks in London where you can walk your dog and get some amazing photos. These parks are huge and provide lovely landscapes, from flower fields to pristine looking lakes. Each park has a few areas where dogs are restricted or need to be kept o the leash, but you still have acres of land to explore with your best friend. Play chase, toss around a Frisbee, enjoy a game of fetch, or relax amidst the natural lushness.
2.Fun in the Sun at Ruislip Lido
If you and your dog love the sand, water, and a few beach games, then Ruislip Lido is the place to be. It is often crowded with pups and their owners, which is awesome if you are looking to make some new friends. You and your dog can go boating and ride the train on Ruislip Lido’s miniature railway as well. If your dog is uncomfortable around too many people, keep it on a leash to avoid dog bite injuries to other visitors.
3.Snack at Shake Shack
When it’s time for you and Fido to grab a bite, head to the nearest Shake Shack. They have personalized menus for dogs and their owners. Order your dog their special vanilla custard or red velvet biscuits; also, a burger and fries for yourself.
4. Literary evening at The Society Club
Anyone who likes to read and their dog gladly accompanies them, shall spend some quality time at The Society Club in Soho; it is a nice and cozy place that offers a promising collection of books and serves good coffee. Your furry friend gets some organic dog treats as well.
5.Watch a Movie at Bussey’s Rooftop Cinema
Bussey’s Rooftop Cinema offers a breathtaking view of the London Skyline, food, drinks, and popcorn. It is a silent cinema, so your dog can lounge in peace while you enjoy a nice movie. Customers are provided with wireless headsets for a better sound experience in the open, and to shield the dog from noise disturbance.
6.Tour the Surrey Dock’s City Farm
This city farm will make you feel like you’re visiting the countryside. You and your pet can take a round of the place, meet the livestock, admire the crops, and maybe buy some fresh local produce.
7. Ride the Emirate’s Airline Cable Car
The Emirate’s Airline Cable Car takes you on a journey from Royal Victoria to the Greenwich Peninsula. It is quite a dog friendly ride and you get to see various landmarks along the way.
8.Shop at the Old Spitalfields Market
The Old Spitalfield’s Market will welcome you and your four-legged friend all year round. You shall find everything from fashion accessories to household items. There are several places for you and Fido to sit and eat as well.
9. Afternoon Tea at Egerton House
You cannot leave London without indulging in the British tradition of afternoon tea. You and your dog shall enjoy a mouthwatering assortment of pastries and sandwiches. If you need a place to stay, the Egerton house hotel is a wonderful option. Your pet receives a complimentary hamper and you get to spoil him/her with their grooming services.
10.Street Art Photography
While your dog may not be allowed in fancy museums and art galleries, there are no restrictions for reveling in London’s amazing street art. Shoreditch Street and Brick Lane are two very famous places showcasing the work of genius artists. Take your dog for a stroll and capture some colorful moments.
John Adams is a lifestyle blogger who loves sharing his personal opinions and experiences. He enjoys travelling for his love for nature and wildlife. Time spent at home with his pets is equally cherished, and they inspire a lot of his writing.