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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 | King’s Cross area

January's Top 5 dog friendly places to visit is about one of the most emergent area's in London and our new favourite shopping destination, King's Cross. 
 

COAL DROPS YARD

 

(King's Cross, N1C 4DQ)

We love being able to go shopping with our dogs and are very excited to introduce you to our new favourite shopping destination; Coal Drops Yard. This new development located in the heart of King’s Cross area regroups under its magnificent roof a great mix of individual, independent shops together with signature retail brands. Coal Drop Yards not only has a great selection of stores, it is also a beautiful architectural achievement where we feel very comfortable going around with our dogs. The development welcomes markets and workshops all week round, making it the perfect weekend and/ or weekdays place to go. Coal Drops Yard offers a quiet environment and beautiful volumes, which makes it a very enjoyable destination to go to with your dog to simply hang out.

 

DRINK, SHOP & DO

(9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 0RU)

Drink, Shop & Do is the great outcome of two school friends who decided to combine all of their crazy ideas under one roof. I have been going to this place for years. It is such a lovely place where I love going for a classic ‘afternoon tea’. On top of being dog friendly, thisvenue has it all; unconventional coffee shop and cocktail bar where all sort of workshops are being organised for everyone to enjoy. Drink, Shop & Do is a unique venue where the staff is very friendly and you’re welcome to spend a typical and perfect afternoon tea with your dog and friends.

 

BONDS. KING’S CROSS

 

(Coal Drops Yard, Stable St, Kings Cross, N1C 4AB)

Our Netil market’s fellow stand holders and brand friends Earl of East London have recently opened their second store in King’s Cross and we had to tell you all about it. Open seven days a week, bonds King’s Cross offers an amazingly selection of curated products such as scented soy candles, magazines, furniture, clothing and of course, Fetch & Follow products. Whether you’re after a present for your loved ones or for a complete stranger, bonds is the place where you’ll find everything and anything you’re looking for. It is a real challenge to come out of this store empty handed. The space also offers delicious hot drinks for you to enjoy whilst shopping around with your dog. Plus if you’re lucky you might bump into the handsome Oscar, head of operation at bonds (french bulldog on the picture).

 

THE LADY OTTOLINE

 

(11A Northington Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 2JF)

The Lady Ottoline is a cozy and dog friendly pub where you can find very nice food. The team is friendly and the dining room is beautiful and spacious. The pub managed to keep its original charm after being refurbished not so long ago. This place has all the good things of the new but also all the good things of the old; no ‘old pub stinky smells’ but the warm athmosphere of a classic pub. The food is cooked to order, using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Open seven days a week, The Lady Ottoline is a great spot for a quiet drink, afternoon snack or a full meal.

   

THE LIGHTERMAN

(3 Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BH)

Located on on Granary Square, we found another great dog friendly venue. The Lighterman is a pub, dining room and a lovely place to relax and enjoy a nice drink and food with friends and your dog. The pub is splitted on three floors which allows you to choose between different ambiances and views across Granary Square and the Regent’s Canal. The menu is various and offers seasonal poruducts and cooked meals. What we like the most is the pub’s terrace situated outside right on the canal. We love seating down there during the warmer days, it’s a brilliant getaway in the middle of this busy area of London. 

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 hunting 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.

Soho Square and Grosvenor Square are great little parks when out and about in Central London when visiting the below spots

  

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.