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Top 5 Dog Friendly Place to Visit | Shopping in the city

This month’s Top 5 places to visit blogpost is about our trip to the city with our dogs hinting for the best spots to go Christmas shopping and hang around central London.

 

DOG WALK IN THE CITY

(Central London W1)

During our Fetch & Follow’s walk and talk in October, Oli Juste the behaviourist shared some very good tips; one of them was ‘going on lead walks in the streets of London with other dogs is a brilliant way to socialise. Sharing sniffs, and weeing on things together is clearly great fun’. 

As Oli also mentioned in his blog “there is a misconception that you have to live in the countryside or have a garden to be a suitable dog guardian”. Of course countryside life is pretty amazing with a dog but until you decide to go and live that life with tons of dogs around, you can and should “get creative to use what we have and make the best of it” and turn London’s streets into a nice playground for you and your dog.

  

ANTHROPOLOGIE

 

(158 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 5SW)

Another one of our favourite places where we didn’t think going in with dogs would really be a thing is Anthropologie. I imagine most of you already know Anthropologie and this might be no surprise for you. Well, we were actually amazed we could go in and shop in this great store with our dogs. Anthroplogie offers women’s apparel and accessories, intimates, home furniture and décor, beauty and gifts. The brand opened its first doors in 1992 and is now operating over 200 stores around the world. So we cannot guarantee all worldwide stores are dog friendly, one thing we are sure of is Regent Sreet’s one is and it being spacious also helped us feel comfortable walking and shopping around with our dogs.

 

ARKET – CAFÉ

 

(224 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 3BR)

We know how exhausting a shopping session in central London can be, although we highly recommend not to make it a never ending afternoon if with your dog. Don’t forget to unwind during the day and give yourself and your dog some rest. ARKET’s café space was all we needed after going around trying not to buy everything in those amazing stores we walked in – ‘they accept dogs, let’s buy everything’ - (it is not because dogs are allowed that you should buy everything that’s on shelves). We really enjoy ARKET’s stores, the brand’s mission is similar to ours at Fetch & Follow’s wanting to offer ‘quality through accessible, well-made, durable products, designed to be used and loved for a long time’. All ARKET’s stores include a café offering the brand’s healthy living vision with quality ingredients so go and treat yourself to an afternoon tea with your dog in one of London’s trendiest stores.

 

LIBERTY

(Great Marlborough Street, London W1B 5AH)

Believe it or not (we didn’t believe it at first), London’s iconic and upscale department store is indeed dog friendly. You’ll find in one of London’s most iconic place, curated designer fashions, homewares, cosmetics and what made this place so well known; its iconic floral prints. The department store sells luxury goods including women's, men's and children's fashion and so much more, it is a treasure for the eye and well behaved dogs are welcomed, actually most of Liberty’s team members love a suprised dog visit 

 

ANDREW EDMUNDS

(46 Lexington St, Soho, London W1F 0LP)

This lovely small and intimate place in the heart of busy Soho is the perfect spot for you to go for lunch/ diner with your dog. Andrew Edmund’s atmosphere is unique and its service is on point. Around for almost 30 years, the institution hasn’t lost its great reputation. The restaurant has a great menu and wine list. The food is simple, yet very well done. Andrew Edmund is an authentic place with character where you can have excellent food and warm hospitality in a casual atmosphere.

Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Stoke Newington area

Now that we’ve explored most areas where we spend the majority of our time either whilst we are working in our shop or to walk the dogs, we want to take the Top 5 Dog Friendly places to visit around the city and get to know new areas. We’ve taken baby steps for this post, as we will be telling you about our favourite places to visit around the Stoke Newington area, which isn’t that far out from our comfort zone.
 
 
CLISSOLD PARK

(Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London N16 9HJ)

Clissold park is one of Hackney's most loved traditional parks. This amazing open space is much more than just a park. One of the greatest things at Clissold Park is the collection of animals; the aviary, goats and small herd of deer. But also the beautiful Clissold House in the centre of the park with the café open from 8.30am-4pm. Dogs aren’t allowed in the but we easily grabbed a take away coffee and went around on our dog walk. There are also fountains, a paddling pool and a pond-dipping platform for hotter summer days. Lastly, some of Clissold Park’s areas are strictly ‘dog free areas’ (dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities) which we always read as a very good sign; all other areas are basically yours and your dog’s :)

 

ANDI’S

(176 Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0JL)

Located in the heart of Stoke Newington, Andi’s is the perfect little spot for brunch. Awarded by Time Out as the most loved local restaurant in Dalston and Stoke Newington area. Stokey locals speak highly about this place and we love it too. The all day brunch menu is unusual, affordable and delicious. We love the atmosphere in this place. The little garden is a lovely suntrap during the day and becomes dreamy at night with its fairy lights.

 

BOTANIQUE WORKSHOP

ARTISAN STORE & FLOWER SHOP

(166 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JL, London.) 

You might have noticed flowers, coffee shops and local businesses are hobbies of ours that we love to share with our Fetch & Follow community; Botanique Workshop in Stoke Newington Church Street is a gorgeous store/ space where dogs and humans are welcomed. The shop was born from owner Alice's dream of ‘creating a shop combining flowers & plants with a meticulously curated collection of handcrafted products’. This space is all about local community, small businesses and traditional craft techniques. As well as making their own products, Botanique Workshop also stocks a beautifully curated selection of like-minded, independent designers and makers which, of course, rung a bell to us and made us feel very comfortable straight away.

 

SEARCH AND RESCUE

(129 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0UH)

Search and Rescue is an independent lifestyle and gifting store in the heart of Stoke Newington. This spacious store (not a negligible point when shopping with your dog) is filled with well curated items; a selection of gift and living items as well as a beautiful range of vintage furniture. We love the fact that Search and Rescue not only stocks stationary, textiles and cosmetics from all around the world, it also works with some of London's most skilled makers. Whether you are looking for a gift or ‘just looking’ it’s proving difficult to leave the store empty handed.

 

ABNEY PARK

(Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 1AU)

We have been walking and exploring Abney park for a couple of years without even knowing this space in the heart of Stoke Newintgon is actually a nature reserve. Abney Park is one of the ‘magnificent seven’ garden cemeteries of London, a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve. Abney Park is a burial ground where plants and trees have taken over. This fictitious place located on Stoke Newington’s main high street is all you and your dog need on a weekend after a nice brunch in one of London’s most popular neighbourhood. When stepping in, we instantly feel like we are in a different world and the dogs absolutely love it.

 

Fetch & Follow Presents | Festive Pamper Party with Malin + Goetz and Shoreditch Nails

Enjoy pampering, dogs and more this December at dog-friendly apothecary Malin+Goetz, where Fetch & Follow will be bringing together some of their friends for an evening of Christmas and canine celebration.

On the 6th December head down to Malin+Goetz’s Seven Dials boutique in Covent Garden for Fetch & Follow’s curated evening of manicures and nail art with a doggy twist by Shoreditch Nails, festive freshener express pet grooms by Lead the Walk and Veterinary Health & Nutrition Consultation with Dr Ciara Clarke, Butternut Boxes in House Vet who specialise in home cooked, fresh ingredient meals for your dog delivered to your door. Guests will also be able to shop for Christmas gifts from Fetch & Follow’s display of pet accessories and apparel, as well as Malin+Goetz’s natural skincare range

The event is free to attend with all guests given question time with the vet and complimentary tipples and treats. A pre-purchased ticket priced £20 will give you access to a mini dog groom, nail polish and nail art by Shoreditch Nails and a Fetch & Follow Tote Bag filled with goodies from themselves, Malin+Goetz and Butternut Box.

Purchase Ticket HERE

For Human | Manicure - Reshape, Polish and Nail Art by Shoreditch Nails

For Hound | Mini Dog Groom

Fetch & Follow Tote bag including goodies from Malin + Goetz, Butternut Box and Fetch & Follow

Refreshments and Nibbles

Date 6/12/2018

Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm