The summer holidays have started and devoted pet owners in London are wondering what they can do with their doggie this year.
Fear not—we have an awesome list of suggestions for dog-friendly events in the capital.
Picturehouse are doing fantastic job with hosting dog friendly screenings in more and more locations. You can now watch movies with your four-legged friend not only in Picturehouse Central, but also at their Clapham and Greenwich branches. Screenings are usually once a month and get booked well in advance, so make sure you book your ticket on time.
Vision Dog Show
When: Saturday 4th of August at 12 PM
Where: St John at Hackney, Lower Clapton Rd, E5 0PD London
Visions Festival are back with the dog show in association with All Dogs Matter and The Line Of Best Fit. The show will be compered by Jen Long. It’s open to all members of the public and canines alike!
To enter your dog, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, a photo of your dog, contact name and number plus which category you wish to enter your dog into. Entry is £5 per dog and per category. All proceeds go to All Dogs Matter charity.
- Best Fancy Dress – World Leaders Past & Present.
- Best Dog
- Cutest Pup
- Best Trick
- Waggiest Tail
The Dog Show will take place in “The Paddock” behind St John at Hackney Church.
More details here.
A Pup of Tea
When: Every Sunday till 20th of August from 3pm
Where: Bluebird Cafe, 2 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London W12 7RF
From Sunday 22nd July, recently opened Bluebird Café, located in White City’s iconic Television Center, is welcoming guests and their four-legged friends to enjoy a very special afternoon tea.
Available every Sunday from 3pm – 5pm and in partnership with PetsPyjamas, the exclusive afternoon tea will offer something for humans and dogs so that the favourite British past time can be enjoyed just like tea at home.
For £21.50, the dog friendly restaurant will serve a puppy foodie dream boasting their very own vegan dog cookies, made with banana and vegan peanut butter and handmade by Head Chefs Simon Gregory & Prashant Patil. Lily’s Kitchen will also provide some naturally delicious and wholesome vegan treats, all of which will be served in luxury dog bowls from PetsPyjamas.
Plaistow Dog Community Big Picnic
When: Sunday 15th July at 1pm.
Where: Lister Gardens, 54 Rudolph Rd, Plaistow, London E13 0DW
The Plaistow Dog Community Big Picnic is open to all, please come along (and if you have a dog they are welcome too of course!) the picnic will be a great opportunity to meet people from the area.
Food and soft drinks will be aplenty as well as treats for the doggies – but if you have a blanket or a chair you’d like to bring please do.
Perfect pooch pampering
If you want to give your dog a real treat this summer why not book him or her in for a luxurious grooming session at the Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge? The hotel welcomes dogs so stay there with your pet and you’ll receive food and water bowls, an embroidered towel, a walking and sitting service, grooming and more. While you pet enjoys his grooming session why not book in for a delicious afternoon tea at the hotel?
Hotel website and service information here.
Do you plan long walks on Hampstead Heath this summer? The Wells Tavern nearby is a dog-friendly pub with a lovely beer garden and home-cooked food, so why not drop in afterwards with your dog? You can book Mondays to Sundays, though lunches on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays is walk-in only.
Check out the Wells website here.
Want to become more flexible and improve your bond with your pooch at the same time? Book in for doga sessions.
Doga is billed as a human yoga practice that helps support the natural bond people have with their dogs. The practitioners promise you don’t need to be good at yoga to benefit and they don’t mind if your dog misbehaves while your pull your best downward dog pose.
Find out about doga here.
First aid for dogs
Finally, ever thought about first aid for dogs? If you’ve ever witnesses your dog choking, you’ll know how scary that can be. And if you’re a dog walker, you need basic life-saving techniques.
First aid for Dogs takes place at London Victoria on 9th September. You’ll learn basic life-saving techniques such as CPR, choking and poisoning. The course lasts for three hours and is continuously professional development accredited. It’s run by qualified pet first aid specialises and registered nurses.
Find out more information here.