There’s only one way to celebrate the Year of the Dog and that’s with your four-legged friend. Even if you lack a pet of your own, there are still plenty of places to live a pup’s life in the city.
Sadly 2018 is forecast to be an unlucky year for dogs, so keep those lovable mutts close at one of London’s pooch-centric activities.
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Things to do with dogs in London
Whip your furry friend into shape with a joint workout at the Mile End Park dog agility trail. There are jumps of various heights and walk ramps. Crufts won’t know what hit it. Clinton Rd, E3 4QY. Mile End tube
Hounds will be taking centre stage on Thursday at The London Theatre for its monthly dog meet (get in fast, there’s a 20-pup limit). Expect a cheap bar, treats and cuddles.
443 New Cross Rd, SE14 6TA. Thu Feb 22. New Cross Overground. Free.
Get natural dog food that doesn’t contain any artificial additives and looks good enough for human consumption at the UK’s number one ethical pet food store Lily’s Kitchen in Hampstead.
32 Hampstead High St, NW3 1QD. Hampstead tube.
Wolf down a ShackBurger with a vanilla shake at Shake Shack. Dogs are spoilt for choice with their very own menu of biscuits.
Tottenham Court Rd, Victoria, Covent Garden, Canary Wharf, Leicester Square and Stratford locations
Have a slice of mouthwatering chocolate carrot cake and browse a ‘barkery’ featuring pup cakes and doggy peanut butter biscuits that’ll set both your tails wagging at Outsider Tart in Chiswick.
83 Chiswick High Rd, W4 2EF. Turnham Green tube
Sip on a cask ale at dog-friendly micropub Upminster TapRoom. They have a variety of rotating beers and ciders on tap that you can’t get anywhere in London.
1b Sunnyside Gardens, RM14 3DT. Upminster tube.
Get some craft beer suds for yourself, then snaffle blankets and tasty biscuits for your beloved pooch at The Narrowboat Pub along the Regent’s Canal in Islington. Don’t miss the regular doggy brunches hosted by the All Dogs Matter charity, where dog lovers and owners can bond over food.
119 St Peter’s St, N1 8PZ. Angel tube.
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