Taking your dog to the park is a great way to keep them happy and stimulated.
We have put together a list of dog friendly parks in London.
It may be surprising to learn that if you look past the hustle and bustle of London’s streets, you will find plenty of dog-friendly parks. There is a huge number of green spaces providing the perfect place to let your pet stretch their legs.
One of the great things about London is the large number of parks where you can take your four-legged friend. According to Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC, London is 47% green space!
We’ve been trying to find the best places in London to take your dog and this time we have put together a list of dog-friendly parks for you to visit.
Do you want to escape from the fast-paced city life? Seek out one of these dog-friendly parks for a game of fetch and enjoy the green space on offer. Your dog will be able to run and play to its heart’s content, while you take in the fresh air and picturesque views.
We’ve identified Alexandra Park as a perfect dog-walking spot. If you want to take a break from the city life, you’ll enjoy the green space on offer at Alexandra Park. This park provides a well-earned break from busy London that both you and your dog can enjoy together!
Situated between Muswell Hill & Wood Green, Alexandra Park is easily accessible by all forms of public transport.
Image thanks to Friends of Alexandra Park.
The local businesses are dog friendly too with many operating a “dogs allowed” policy. Some of the local favourites that are dog friendly near Alexandra Park include:
The Starting Gate and The Maid of Muswell are nearby pubs that welcome dogs and will provide a water bowl to keep your dog hydrated.
We love Greenwich Park as one of our many dog-friendly parks. Take a trip to stretch both your and your pup’s legs!
Greenwich Park is one of the largest green spaces in south-east London and is only a short bur ride from Blackheath, Charlton and Lewisham. It overlooks the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Image thanks to On The World Map.
There are plenty of local pubs where dogs are definitely more than welcome such as The Greenwich Tavern, The Mitre and The Plume of Feathers.
Situated close to Barnsbury and Kentish Town, Camden Square is a rectangular town square in the London Borough of Camden running parallel to Camden Road north of central Camden.
Camden Square is the perfect place to let your dog explore. You’ll never be short of other dogs for your pup to play with. Endless fun for your canine friend! You’re guaranteed a good view of all the scenery Camden Square has to offer before you return to London’s greyer palette!
If you fancy a drink and a bite to eat after your dog walk, check out The Elephants Head or the Bucks Head, both are dog friendly!
Situated in the London Borough of Camden, Russell Square is central London’s second largest square. Located north-east of the British Museum in Bloomsbury, it’s the perfect place for a picnic hidden away from the hustle and bustle of London’s busy streets.
Many of the local businesses are dog friendly such as Caffe Tropea situated inside the park, which is the perfect place for you and your pet to take a break.
De Beauvoir Square
De Beauvoir Square found in the Borough of Hackney, it’s only a short walk from Dalston and Highbury. Many of the local businesses are dog friendly too with many operating a dogs allowed policy. Some of the local favourites are The Talbot and The Barge House.
St Peter’s Square
St Peter’s Square is situated just north of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Chiswich. With many of the local businesses being dog friendly it’s the perfect place to stop for a quick drink. Our favourites are the Black Lion and The Old Ship, which will be able to keep you and your dog hydrated.
Charterhouse Square in Farringdon is surrounded by many dog friendly eateries such as the Fox and Anchor and Le Café du Marché.
Powis Square and Tavistock Crescent
Powis Square and Tavistock Crescent are situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is easily accessible by tube and bus. With Portobello road only a short stroll away why not pop into Honest Burgers for a bite to eat or The Castle for a refreshing beverage, you will be pleased to know both are dog friendly.
Bonnington Square is a beautiful little square found in Vauxhall, situated not far from Vauxhall Park. There is a perfectly placed Italian coffee shop and deli on the corner called Italo, which is a dog-friendly delight with a daily changing lunch menu. For the vegetarians and vegans among us we suggest the Bonnington Cafe for some delicious plant-based dishes, and an added bonus it’s dog-friendly too.
Cavendish Square and Manchester Square
Cavendish Square and Manchester Square are little gems nestled a short distance from Oxford Street in Marylebone, they are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of London’s busy streets. There are plenty of pet-friendly places you can grab a bite to eat and drink such as the Argyll Arms or Adam and Eve.
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London has plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered and no matter where you are you’re never far from a green space, so grab your pet lead and poo bags and find the perfect park for you.
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