There are lots of places in London that welcome dogs, but it always pays to know where they are before you set out with your pup in tow.
We’ve pulled together this list of pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels that are more than happy to have you and your pet visit.
So to get you started, here are 50 places* to get you and your furry friend’s tail wagging.
Dog friendly pubs
1. The Bull & Last
After a stroll (or run) around Hampstead Heath, you can reward your dog’s good behavior with a marrow bone or pigs ear in the downstairs bar area in this laidback pub.
2. The Red Lion & Sun
This lovely pub is so dog friendly, they even have pictures of their four-legged regulars on their website.
While your pooch is welcome inside (as long as it’s well-behaved) they do have two lovely beer gardens to enjoy if you want to be outdoors.
3. The Cellars
They’ve got an open fire in winter for those dogs who make it to the pub early and grab a place there.
Owners can try the real ales at this gastro pub.
Area: Stoke Newington
4. The Lord Palmerston
If you like to take your dog walkies on Parliament Hill – this Victorian pub is a great place to relax after a bracing bit of exercise – it also has a large garden.
Area: Tufnell Park
This cool chain has a canine moniker and are also resolutely dog friendly. You can try the craft beer on tap, and your dog might get lucky with a cheeky dog treat on the menu.
Area: Angel (and also Soho, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch and Shepherds Bush)
6. The Wells
Dogs have a bowl of food on the menu of this award-winning gastro pub. You’ll find a lovely terrace, sunny in the summer, sheltered in the winter.
7. The Alex
Enjoy a gin and tonic (they have 18 types of gin) in the bar, terrace or beer garden in this pet friendly pub.
They also show paintings from local artists in the pub, if you’re after a bit of culture, or try out one of the three parks nearby.
Area: Crouch End
8. Sir Richard Steele
This traditional-looking, Victorian pub welcomes dogs into its intriguing and characterful interior as well as its spacious beer garden as well.
Area: Belsize Park
9. The Spaniards Inn
As befitting a country-style pub in the middle of London, this historic place welcomes hounds after their walk on the heath.
10. The Lord Clyde
This pub has a surprisingly large courtyard out back so you and your dog have plenty of space to stretch out in.
11. The Windsor Castle
This bright and airy pub is pet friendly, and while your dog is allowed inside, they do have a lovely candle-lit courtyard for them to enjoy when its warm.
12. The Kenton
This Norwegian-run Hackney pub is happy to have dogs come visit, although they’re probably not going to add much to the Rock & Roll Bingo, karaoke, and rock, paper, scissors competitions.
If you want to sit out in their beer garden, there are blankets to keep you warm in the winter months.
13. The Proud Archivist
Treat your dog to a bit of culture at this pub, cafe, art gallery and restaurant – they might even find you a water bowl.
14. The Water Poet
While dogs may only be welcome in the garden, you’re in luck as their’s is huge and has an outside bar – so you don’t have to leave your dog to its own devices.
15. People’s Park Tavern
Dogs are welcome in this pub with one of the biggest, and best, beer gardens in London.
You’re also right next to Victoria Park so your dog can really stretch their legs before popping to the pub.
16. The Horn of Plenty
With some dog treats on hand at the bar, you’ll get a warm welcome at this award-winning gastro pub.
17. The Peasant
Bring your pet to this established gastro pub, although they prefer you to keep them on their leads.
If you ask the staff they’ll find you a water bowl as well.
18. The Crown and Two Chairman
This Soho stalwart is happy to accommodate you and your dog – head there on a Sunday and tuck into one of their roasts.
19. The Punch Tavern
This Grade II listed Victorian former gin palace is brimming with history and also a big fan of dogs.
Check out some of the original features like the fireplace, oak panelling and marble bar, as well as some original Punch & Judy painting while you’re there.
Area: Fleet Street
20. The Grazing Goat
This charming gastro pub is great in the winter, it has open fireplaces in the bar. It’s also lovely when its warm, with a handful of tables to enjoy your food and drink outside.
Area: Marble Arch
21. The Globe
This dog-friendly pub, near to the Royal Opera House, usually has at least three real ales on tap to enjoy if you’re in town.
Area: Covent Garden
22. The Prince Albert
Owners of hounds who exercise in Battersea Park may already know about the bowls of water waiting for their dogs at this light and airy pub.
If you fancy staying outside, you can people watch from the benches.
23. The Cat’s Back
Despite the name, dogs are also welcome at this refurbished Victorian pub – they’ve got water bowls to quench your dogs the thirst if you’ve just been out exercising in nearby Wandsworth Park.
24. The Abbeville
Just say the word at the pub and they’ll fetch you dog biscuits and a water bowl.
In the winter you’re dog can curl up by the fire and in the summer you can both sit outside at the tables out front.
Area: Clapham Common
25. The Prince Regent
This wooden-paneled, gastro pub allows your four-legged in for a drink.
26. The Station Hotel
Dogs of all sizes are welcome in the pub, as well as in the restaurant alongside the bar. In the summer there is a large beer garden out back for your dog to enjoy.
Area: Hither Green
27. The Hare & Billet
After a morning or afternoon on the heath – pop into this real ale pub on the south side, you’re dog is more than welcome.
28. Sylvan Post
This converted post office still has some of the original fixtures and fittings, and as long as you keep Fido on the lead – they’re more than happy to accommodate you. They also have a large outdoor area at the front.
Area: Forest Hill
29. Dial Arch
Dogs are more than welcome in the bar and the vast outside garden, but you can’t take them in the restaurant (you can still order food however).
30. The Cutty Sark
You can enjoy a lovely riverside walk before stopping off for Sunday dinner at this dog friendly pub.
They’ve got a large outdoor area by the water with great views of Canary Wharf and the O2.
31. The Trafalgar
Dog owners can enjoy exceptional views of the river and iconic London landmarks from this riverside pub, which has an outdoor terrace and big bay windows looking out onto the water.
32. The Brown Dog
As befitting its name, this gastro pub welcomes dogs through it’s doors – it even has its own top dog, Willow.
33. The Prince Bonaparte
Bring your dog to check out the refurbished gastro pub with its 1920s style steel bar and window booths to people watch from.
Area: Westbourne Park
34. The Ladbroke Arms
This lovely pub has colourful hanging baskets outside to enjoy while you enjoy a drink with your dog on the terrace.
Area: Notting Hill
Dog friendly restaurants
35. Shake Shack
While they serve up hot dogs here – there’s no reason for your four-legged friend to be afraid, in fact they even have two items on the menu for them.
The Pooch-ini (for medium & big dogs) is a blend of Red Velvet dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard, or you can opt for the Bag O’Bones doggie bag.
Area: Covent Garden
This Argentine barbecue restaurant holds a special “Doggy Sunday” every month, in which your four-legged friend is welcome to join you at dinner.
37. Vintage Salt
Man’s best friend can join you in the dog friendly seats at the window of this premium fish restaurant.
38. Ben’s Canteen
Dogs are welcome both day and night at this independent restaurant cum cafe serving up fab weekend brunches, burgers as well as simple fish dinners.
39. Andrew Edmunds
Many a celebrity dog has visited this fine Soho establishment over the years and your four-legged friend is most welcome – although its best to ring ahead as the restaurant is compact.
40. Fernandez & Wells
This fabulous independent deli chain is a great place to head to for dog owners in central London, try their cured ham, range of egg dishes and great coffee.
41. The Chesterfield
While more a coffee shop then restaurant, dogs are welcome inside this cosy cafe serving up top teas, bagels and pancakes.
Area: Bethnal Green
Dog friendly hotels
42. Hotel 41
The hotel offers your pet the full five star treatment and have created a £50 package of services and treats.
Their Pet Concierge, Dave Brown and his team, will ensure your pet receives on check-in with a welcome hamper as well as a list of other pet options for the stay. They’ll also get a custom-made 41 pet bed as well as turndown treat and food and water bowl with fresh mineral water, pet menu and floor mat
You also get a framed photo of pet and certificate of stay when you leave.
43. The Milestone Hotel
The hotel has put together some special ‘Pet Services’ – just make sure you tell them your pet is coming and then book with the “Pet Preference Form”
They’ve created a tailor made welcome hamper, which has a toy, a treat, a Milestone tag and clean-up bags inside and you can choose from a Milestone Hotel pet bed, cushions duvets and floor mats – depending on your pet’s preference.
They also have a whole host of pet services, like dog walking as well as special birthday celebration items and bathrobes.
44. Bermondsey Square Hotel
Your dog will receive a warm welcome at this hotel near Tower Bridge, with dog beds, bowls and treats all available.
45. Rosewood London
Pearl the golden retriever may be top dog at the hotel, but she’s more than happy to share the limelight with other dogs and cats.
Your dog will sleep on a sumptuous bed and enjoy plenty of welcome treats as well as having a lovely water and food bowl.
Cats should also get a decent nights sleep and they provide a litter box along with toys and welcome treats.
46. St Pancras Renaissance London
Dogs are welcomed at the hotel and if you’re really looking to spoil your pet, check out the St Pancras Pooch City Break in a junior suite.
The package includes a Charley Chau dog bed and blanket, butler service and a 2-hr training class with City Dog among other luxury treats.
Area: Kings Cross
47. The Montague on The Gardens
The hotel encourages you not to leave your four-legged friend at home as they have a range of pet friendly services and amenities on offer.
You can choose from different sized pet beds and they offer a dog goodie bag, with treats, a toy and clean up bags.
48. The Savoy
The Savoy allows cats and dogs that are less than 20lbs to stay in the hotel, although they can’t hang out in the bar of restaurant.
There’s a charge of £25 per day per pet, of course Guide dogs are always welcome and exempt from fee.
Area: Covent Garden
49. Ace Hotel
All the Ace Hotel’s have a pet friendly policy in place, so your dog will be assured of a warm welcome.
“We mean Dog Friendly, but let us know if you want to bring anything bigger or weirder than a dog and we’ll see what we can do”
50. Mondrian London
One of the newest five star hotels in London, Mondrian London is part of the Morgans Hotel Group, and all their hotels are pet friendly.
In general the animal must weigh 20 pounds or less and owners may have to pay a deposit and keep their pet with them at all times – check with the hotel before booking.
Dog friendly attractions
Many of London’s parks and green spaces have specific dog-friendly areas as well as cafes to enjoy a drink in.
The Royal Parks have advice for dog owners visiting their open spaces, with a few selected areas requiring dogs to be on a lead.
If you’re taking a stroll down The Thames with your dog – check out these riverside pubs – many of which have outside areas to sit with your pet.
Our guide to London’s beer gardens also comes into its own during the summer months as a places to have a pint in the outdoors.
Where do you take your four-legged friend?
We’ve only scratched the dog-friendly surface here so we’d love to hear where you and your hound like to hang out in London. Let us know your favourite dog friendly places by leaving a comment below.
*All information correct as of January 2016