Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Rye

During the summer months we like to head out of the city and explore. We absolutely love visiting Rye after a long walk along the beautiful Camber Sands. Rye is a gorgeous medieval town where you and your dog will have a lot to explore and it's only just over an hour on the train from London.


We really enjoy going to Rye and walking through the beautiful cobbled streets whilst discovering unique boutiques, antique shops, cafes and pubs. There is so much to see and visit; tea spots, restaurants and stores with most of them being dog friendly and worth stopping by.

Here's our favourite places to visit whilst in the medieval town for you and your dog.

The George In Rye

This restaurant, bar and hotel is situated in the very heart of Rye vibrant’s High Street. Only a five minute walk from Rye station and about 15 minute drive from the sandy beaches of Camber Sands. The George has been our go to spot since we first discovered this little town a few years ago. The George has never disappointed us in terms of service and quality. The food is truly delicious from starter to dessert and in the summer you can enjoy sitting on their sun-trap terrace. Don’t let the almost ‘too chic’ atmosphere of this place confuse you as dogs are always very welcome. 

The Gallivant

Now if you’re up for spending a full weekend in the area, there are some amazing hotels where you and your dog are welcome. One of those being The Gallivant where 5 of their 20 rooms are dog-friendly. Situated just across the road from an amazing sandy beach, this hotel is the perfect home away from home for you and your pup. The Gallivant has a calm and relaxing atmosphere and the food is also really good. It is a great combination of luxury and casual beachy chilled vibe. It’s a brilliant place for a little getaway weekend and made even better by bringing your dog along with you.

The Standard Inn

The Standard Inn is one of the most loved and popular pubs in Rye. This is the perfect place to go after a winter seaside walk to enjoy a warm meal or afternoon drink with your pup by an open fire. You can enjoy some delicious seasonal cooking, using local produce.

We loved the weekend vibrant and lively atmosphere.The place is very dog friendly and there’s a good chance your four-legged family member will be greeted by several local pups upon arriving, including the inn’s resident border terrier.

Hunter Jones

The two founders Michael and Michael left busy London and opened Hunter Jones in Rye in 2011. A dream come true, this lovely store offers the most beautiful curation of products. It started off with their love for vintage and antique pieces and turned into a store of their own, filled with carefully picked independent brands and beautiful lifestyle products. We love popping in for some weekend shopping while visiting Rye. And if you’re lucky enough, you and your dog might bump into Daisy, the gorgeous store pup.


Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Exmouth Market

Exmouth market is a beautiful example of ‘London village life’. This unique area, which is full of independent shops, cafes and restaurants is located between Islington and the City and makes for the perfect afternoon out with the dog.

Exmouth Street Food Market

Exmouth Market offers a daily street food market from 12-3pm with Thursday and Friday being the busiest days. This eclectic market of up to 20 artisan food stalls offers an alternative to the average lunch spot . After grabbing some food you can head to Spa Fields Pars to enjoy your lunch while the dog has a run around. The park is small but perfect for a quick stop, plus it has a table tennis table for sunnier days.

Exmouth Market
Monday - Friday


Pizza Pilgrims

 If the weather is not one your side then you can head to Pizza Pilgrims to enjoy some of their delicious slow proved Neapolitan Pizza. Dogs are welcome and we are massive fans of their Aubergine parmigiana pizza and if you still have room their Nutella Pizza Ring it's the ultimate in indulgence treats.

Pizza Pilgrims
15 Exmouth Market,


Marby & Elm

 We always love to check out and support other independent stores whenever we can and we are big fans of Marby & Elm when it comes to finding the perfect greeting card (we always stock up on them whenever we are there!). The letterpress stationery and design shop is beautiful and all their products are designed in the shop.

53 Exmouth Market,



 If your looking for a unique gift look no further then Space EC1. The shop has a great selection of gifts ranging from ceramics, jewelry, home-ware and books (we always end up finding an amazing book whenever we pop in!)

25 Exmouth Market,


Botanique Workshop

 We couldn’t pop to Exmouth market and not pop in and see our friends (along with shop dog Goose) at Botanique Workshop. We featured their Stoke Newington store in our previous post but their space on Exmouth market was their original store and holds the most amazing array of beautifully sourced gifts, flowers and plants.

31 Exmouth Market,


Gail's Bakery
Now we normally only feature 5 places to visit but we couldn’t go without telling you about the amazing treats at Gail’s Artisan Bakery. Your not allowed inside with dogs, however they do have an outdoor seating area and all their drinks and pastries can be taken away. Their hot chocolate (which also comes in a vegan option) is out of this world and at this time of year we can all do with a little treat.

Plus all of their takeaway cups are now lined with BioPBS which is made from sugar cane waste and is biodegradable and compostable at room temperature. Being made from sugar cane waste, edible food crop is not sacrificed in the manufacture process.

33-35 Exmouth Market,
London EC1R 4QL

Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Shoreditch

You might already know it but in case you don’t here is another opportunity to let you know that we are popping-up in Shoreditch from the 14th-23rd September.
Our Design + Dogs pop up store located at 67 Redchurch Street.
We thought it only made sense to dedicate our monthly post to this great area that is Shoreditch!
Not far from both Shoreditch and Haggerston Parks, here are a few of our favourite places to visit after a long walk around the area with dogs;



(81 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HU)

We love going to The Hoxton! If you’re looking for an after walk’s breakfast, brunch or dinner, The Hoxton’s restaurant is open at anytime of the day. The Hoxton has recently made all of its venues dog friendly to make all dog owners’ lives easier when traveling. To celebrate the good news, they’re throwing a host of doggy friendly events in every hood (see the below post)

As you can imagine, we love the idea and will participate and hopefully see some of you on the 22nd of September for their first walk!



(7 Boundary St, E2 7JE)

Dishoom Shoreditch is one of our favourite places to eat in the area, serving the most delicious Indian street food in Bombay-style digs, the restaurant welcomes dogs on their cosy Verandah space. Dishoom is very busy on evenings and weekends, thus if you would rather avoid queuing (it is worth the wait but your dog might not agree with that) you then better head there on week days for a generous and tasty breakfast or lunch! Surrounded by a beautiful decor and comfortably sat in a vintage looking sofa, be ready to enjoy one of the best Indian food you’ve ever had!



(11 Leonard St, EC2A 4AQ)

There is no better way to start a day than with a dog walk and a good coffee! For this exact reason, we make sure to locate the best coffee places in any area we head to in the city. Our Shoreditch favourite coffee is at Ozone Coffee Roasters. This coffee roaster placed in the heart of Shoreditch can only allow a perfect start of your day; this artisan roastery coffee shop’s menu offers high quality coffee but also amazing breakfast, cakes, eggs and lunchtime snacks with its onsite bakery. This dog-friendly place is the perfect mix of what’s best in life; coffee and dogs!



(Daisy's selfie at our Doggie Speed Dating event in March 2017 at the Ace Hotel)

(100 Shoreditch High St, E1 6JQ)

If you’re looking for a place to hang out, have a tea or drink in a beautiful environment, with your furry best friend, Ace Hotel is the one! Only a few minutes away from our pop-up store, Ace Hotel is one of Shoreditch’s absolute 'place to be'. Their patios hotel rooms are pet-friendly and public (and dogs) are also welcome to hang out in their lobby, the perfect spot to “congregate, socialize, work or wind down”!




(Brick Lane, E1)

Finally, we could not write about Shoreditch’s best places to go without mentioning the famous Brick Lane! Indeed, this picturesque street is a staple of East London’s visit.
This colourful street is constantly attracting people from all around the world and has been surprising Londoners for many years with its on-going changes and curious stores. From the most intriguing vintage stores, lovely coffee shops, street food market, chocolate paradise and not to be missed Beigel Bake, Brick Lane holds all sort of places for you to visit and enjoy on any day of the week. If you fancy a stroll around one of London’s most famous lane with your dog, lot of the places are pet friendly and will give you the best welcome when so!