Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Hackney


 Hackney is an ever developing area, becoming trendier and more popular everyday. There is always a new place to hang out and better things to do every time we go. Below are our Fetch & Follow’s top 5 places we love to visit with our furry friends when in the area

Wilton Way Café


(63 Wilton Way, London E8 1BG)

Placed in the heart of Hackney, very close to London Fields, Wilton Way Café is a lovely coffee shop where we love spending some time in the morning before heading to the park. The very welcoming staff and its onsite radio station creates a very unique and lovely atmosphere. We love sitting down on the café’s outside bench while sipping a delicious coffee and do what we do best; people and dogs watching.

Only a few doors down Wilton Way Café; Violet, The Spurstowe Arms and Footnote are also places we love going and always get the best experience with our dogs.



Palm Vaults

(411 Mare St, London E8 1HY)

 This place needs no introduction; one of London’s most ‘instagrammable’ café, Palm Vaults is also one of our favourite place to go with the dogs around Hackney. Much more than a pretty place perfect ‘for the gram’, their drinks and food menu is heavenly! The Palm Vaults team is very friendly and will always make sure we have the best time when going there. Only a few minutes away from the station and Hackney Downs Park, Palm Vaults is the perfect little spot for a coffee/ vegan cake before an afternoon stroll in the park!



The Old Ship


(2 Sylvester Path, London E8 1EN)

On the way to London Fields from Hackney central station, situated on Sylvester Path, one of Hackney’s most adorable back streets, the Old Ship Inn Hackney is our ‘go-to pub’. Dogs are (very) welcome inside and outside, a water bowl gets filled up every time we walk in and ready to enjoy before we even get to order our own drinks. Their Sunday roasts (veggie and non) are tasty and generous. The Old Ship Inn is a pub where we feel at home, its peaceful and warm atmosphere stole our hearts a few years ago and there isn’t a single day we can pass by without the dogs trying to drag us in!



Le Merlin

(78 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0RN)

This crêperie placed in between Clapton and Hackney central welcomes dogs inside (if not too busy) and outside on their cute little terrace. If you fancy some French food, more exactly, amazing crêpes (I insist on the plural here as it’s almost impossible to order only one) Le Merlin is the place! There isn’t a single crêpe on their menu that isn’t worth having. Nina, the crêperie’s dog mascotte will always make sure dogs get the best greeting when walking in and the staff and business owner know how to treat bellies and souls in the best way!
Voila, bon appétit!




Second-Hand Shops

(RSPCA Charity Shop , Mare street Crisis, Prideaux House Charity Shop)

You know how we feel about waste and overconsumption at Fetch & Follow; not really our thing!
Fetch & Follow products are made to last and our recent collection is the perfect example of this reasoning; Our spring collection is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of 'mottaini' which centres around wasting nothing of the intrinsic value on an object.
We all know the say ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’! Well let us share with you the few second-hand shops around Hackney where we often go with our dogs and get all our treasures from! We love shopping at the RSPCA Charity Shop on Lower Clapton road, not only because it supports an amazing cause; animal welfare but also because it is filled with the cutest and handiest items! We also love going to Crisis and Prideaux House Charity shop, both located on Mare street, the two shops are on beautiful missions that we love supporting by shopping the greatest fashion and home accessories!


Victoria will be back next month with more dog friendly place in and around London