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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

12-3pm

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,
Clerkenwell,
London

EC1R 4QD

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,
Clerkenwell,
London

EC1R 4QL

Space

 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,
Clerkenwell,
London

EC1R 4QL

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,
Clerkenwell,
London

EC1R 4QL

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,
Clerkenwell,
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;

  

THE HOXTON HOTEL (SHOREDITCH)

(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!

 

DISHOOM SHOREDITCH

(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!

 

OZONE COFFEE ROASTERS

(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!

 

ACE HOTEL

(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

(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!
 

Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Victoria Park

Victoria Park is East London’s most beautiful park and one of our favourite areas! Situated in the heart of East London and so close to our Fetch and Follow shop, it's hard to believe we are still in the city when we visit it on one of our a dog walks! It is so big and diverse; this park is the perfect spot for dog walks, family hangouts, along with being an active person's playground!
As for every part of the city, we have our little go-to places where we enjoy going with our dogs and always have a good time! Here is our top 5 dog friendly places to visit in Victoria Park

 

BAGEL ON THE PARK

 

(105 Gore Rd, London E9 7HW)
This place is one of the reasons why the Fetch & Follow team thought we should start writing about our favourite places to visit with our dogs!
Indeed, Bagel on the Park is all you need before going for a walk around Victoria Park with your dog! Opened in the 90s, this family run business has an amazing menu full of bagels and other delicious options. The staff are really nice and very dog friendly! Dogs are welcome inside and if they’re lucky and well behaved they’ll even get a treat! (Maggie and Carlos can’t hold their excitement when we go and forget all their manners when the lovely lady comes out of the kitchen with sausages)

VICTORIA PARK MARKET

 

(http://victoriaparkmarket.com)

Located along a beautiful pedestrianized street called Nightwalk inside the park, Victoria Park Market is open every Sunday from 10am until 4pm. On top of Pack and Clowder (a dog-dedicated stall), the market has seasonal fruit and veg, organic farm butchers, fresh fish, locally baked bread, cheese, ice cream, coffee, delicious brunches and lunches. The market is pretty much the Garden of Eden for you and your dog; a street in the middle of Victoria park filled with temptation! The good thing is most of the stalls are local and organic farmers which makes the experience almost guilt free! It gets busy throughout the day so if your dog is a bit anxious in crowds, head there when it opens, it will only be you and a few other dog owners, who doesn’t love an improvised dog meet up at the market?

 

LOAFING

 

(79 Lauriston Rd, London E9 7HJ)

This lovely cafe in the heart of Victoria Park village is dog friendly and a bakery and bruncher's paradise. Loafing is a cute tea place where you’ll easily get tempted by the beautiful looking and tasting pastries. The place benefits from two lovely outside spaces, one at the front and one at the back but dogs are also welcome inside. Only a couple of minutes away from the park, we love heading to Loafing cafe after a long afternoon walk when all we need is a warm drink and some comforting treats!

 

HECTOR & NOBLE

(233-235 Victoria Park Rd, London E9 7HD)

A ‘top 5 places’ post without a pub wouldn’t be right so here is one of our favourite pubs in Victoria Park village; Named after two of Queen Victoria's favourite dogs, this public house is, as you might have guessed, dog friendly. We love going there all year round. Their secret rear beer garden is so nice and quiet, it makes for the perfect afternoon place for a well-deserved drink after a dog walk! In winter, the pub has a dedicated dog area where you can go and spend the afternoon with your best furry friend. We love going there to warm up, eat one of their delightful roasts, comfortably sat in their traditional velvet sofa/benches!

 

PAVILION CAFE

(Victoria Park, Old Ford Rd, London E9 7DE)

Finally, because you might want to spend the entire day in the park. Victoria Park holds in its heart, one of the best breakfasts, brunch and lunch places in East London! No need to even come out the park to get your coffee, pastry or have brunch with your dog, Pavilion cafe’s food menu and coffee has it all! You’ll have to go inside the domed Pavilion to make your order, but don’t get overwhelmed by the queue if there is one as the staff there are very efficient so you shouldn't have to wait to long! You can then go and enjoy your coffee outside on their lovely terrace looking out over the boating lake and ducks; this will keep your dog entertained for a few hours as well!

 

Next month we will be visiting Shoreditch to coincide with our Dogs & Design Fetch and Follow pop up store