Dog Friendly Guide to North London

North London, home to Hampstead Heath and more dog friendly pubs than you can shake a stick at. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to dog friendly North London. 

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We’ve done the research so that you know where to go with your pooch for all your pet’s needs whether that is looking for a dog sitter, a dog walker, right through to dog friendly locations in North London too.

We’re also here to help you in your search for a trustworthy dog boarder, sitter or walker but since you’re here, we’ve got loads of tips for dog owners in the area! Read on to find out about dog friendly North London!

One of our top carers, Ana, helped us put this guide together so if you’re looking for a carer in the area, check her profile out here.

Top dog friendly pubs in North London

#1 The Orange Tree Pub, Totteridge

Located in the old English village of Totteridge, North London, The Orange Tree is surrounded by picturesque, open land, parks, and golf courses, as well as a number of nature reserves.

The pub is very dog friendly as its extended garden is always full of local people having a drink in the company of furry friends. Bowl of water is always provided by the friendly staff. The views over the front pond are lovely.

#2 The Flask, Hampstead

An iconic Victorian pub and dining room in the heart of Hampstead Village, The Flask is a relaxed, dog friendly gastropub with a skylit conservatory and garden. You won’t be short of friends for your dog to sniff as this is an extremely popular watering hole for Hampstead Heath walkers. Order from their extensive gin selection and sit outside with your pup.

#3 The Narrow Boat, Islington

The Narrow Boat is tucked away on Regent’s Canal in Islington. Not only is this pub completely dog friendly (need a dog bowl? No problem!), you can play board games whilst you enjoy a pint with your four legged friend. Complete with a terrace and serving up one of the finest Sunday lunches in Islington, The Narrow Boat gets our vote for a post canal walk stop off.

Top dog friendly walks in North London

#1 Darland’s Lake Natural Reserve

Darlands Lake Nature Reserve consists of an ornamental lake, surrounding woodland belt and a fenced path from Totteridge Lane.

This is a very beautiful walk at the back of Totteridge Lane an The Orange Tree, They are runners, walkers, dog walkers, it is full of delightful flowers and blooming trees in Spring and Summer and is a lovely place to enjoy Nature.

#2 Alexandra Palace Park

The People’s Park boasts panoramic views of London’s skyline which are second to none. These breathtaking views stretch from Canary Wharf to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard, and really must be seen to be believed. On a clear day can you believe that the view stretches even further afield with Crystal Palace’s transmitter being visible on the horizon!

There is a pub, The Phoenix, two coffee shops, one by the lake and another one by the garden centre, both dog friendly, the wonderful lake is a pleasure to walk around with your four legged friend, and is full of people doing exactly the same.

#3 Trent Park

This park is amazing and a paradise for the dogs and dog walkers. As well as the impressive large open spaces, there are children’s play areas, cycle and walking paths, a horse riding trail, two cafés (the main one near the car parks as you come in from the Cockfosters Road entrance and a kiosk near the Animal Sanctuary). You can fish on the lake during the open season (with an Environmental Agency Licence). Toilets are located near the larger car parks. There is also the Go Ape activity area. There is so much that you can do here and both cafes cater for dogs.

#4 Hampstead Heath

Whether you’re looking for the perfect skyline shot for your dog’s Instagram on Parliament Hill or fancy a dip in the ponds (rather you than us!), Hampstead Heath is a real treasure. With Hampstead Heath train station spitting you right out onto the heath, it’s an ideal weekend walk with your pup. You’ll find plenty of dog friendly cafes and pubs to choose from to quench your thirst post walk.

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Need a hand?

As the largest and most trusted dog walking business in the UK, we’ve helped over 160,000 dog owners find pet care including dog walkers. If you don’t have the time to walk your dog, then we’re here to help and we can even make sure your dog gets walked in and around Liverpool. With industry leading insurance cover, tracked GPS dog walks and easy online payments, we’ve walked thousands of dog walks every week. If you’re looking for dog walkers in North London, Tailster can help.

Dog walkers, boarders and sitters in North London

If you are away from your dog for any length of time and require them to have a human companion, finding a Tailster dog carer is the solution. It has its benefits and risks and that is why we set up Tailster – it’s the safest way to find a dog carer and we will always look after the important aspects.

So if you are at work and are looking for a dog walker in North London, then all you need to do is tell us your requirements – you can tell us what time you want your dog walker to walk your dog, where you want them to take your dogs out for a walk, and how long you want them to walk your dog for.

Why Tailster?

As the largest dog walking business in the UK, we’ve got your back.

You’ll receive walk updates – lovely maps of your dog’s escapades delivered to your email and your phone telling you where your dog went for its walks, what time your dog walker turned up at your door and what time the walk finished.

Photo updates will be timestamped and location stamped too – so you know that your dog walker turned up when you wanted them to and your dog was actually taken out of the house.

And even better, no more having to leave cash on the Kitchen table and wondering whether Rover was actually taken out for the whole hour – we sit in the middle, we make it easy to pay online and you have different payment options for your dog walker, whether it’s weekly or monthly.

You’ll also have full records going back of how many walks your walker did for your dog, on what dates and what they charged, as well as the maps.

Tailster has tracked over 100,000 km of dog walks for thousands of dog walking clients in the UK already – join the family now and make a request below and we’ll even offer you £10 off your first dog walk. We’ve plenty of dog walkers in North London.

If you are looking for dog care in North London start by filling in the form below.



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