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Top 5 Dog Friendly Places to Visit | Camden & Primose Hill Area

Regent’s Park is one of the most beautiful park in London and Camden being its neighborood, we went to explore the area to find out about the best places to go to with your dog. Camden can get busy at times and so we thought it might be nice to give you a few tips on the area and give you the best places to go to with your dog after you've been on a long walk in Regent’s park.  

 

THE LORD OF STANLEY

(51 Camden Park Rd, London NW1 9BH)

Obviously we found a lovely pub where both indoor and outdoor areas are brilliant. Lord Stanley’s atmosphere is so friendly that we could easily spend the day there without realizing we are in one of London’s busiest area. The terrace is really nice and the pizzas are unbelievable. Of course dogs are allowed (as long as they don’t mind the resident cat). There are really only good reasons to head there if you’re around the area.

 

THE CAMDEN GARDEN CENTRE

(2 Barker Dr, London NW1 0JW)

If you’re looking to do something a bit different around Camden and are like us at Fetch & Follow (flowers and plants lovers), this is a great place for you and your dog to go. With summer coming what best than a plant shopping session with your dog? This plant nursery has an amazing variety of greenery and its coffee/ lunch area serves the best Greek salad in London.

 

CASA TUA CAMDEN

(176 Royal College St, London NW1 0SP)

This lovely Italian caffe is another gem of a place in the Camden area. We love this little caffe's great vibe. Casa Tua has this real feel of Italy where you can find delicious food and coffee. This is definitely a great place to go and check out after a long walk in the park for a treat. 

 

RIPE KITCHEN

(136 Regent's Park Rd, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8XL)

Ripe Kitchen is located on Regent's Park road and has some delicious sandwiches, fresh juices, smoothies and pastries. Both the indoor and outdoor areas are very cosy to sit with your dog for lunch or afternoon snack. The team is super friendly and the place offers a view of the lovely street it is situated on. A perfect spot for some dog and people watching on a Sunday afternoon.

 

PRIMOSE HILL VILLAGE

(Regent's Park Rd, Primrose Hill, London NW1 8XL)

Regent’s Park road located right by Primose Hill is the cutest and most lively street in the area. The street is great for shopping and an afternoon lunch/ tea with your dog. We particularly love all the cafes and restaurants' terraces bringing a lot of life to the street. It feels like a lovely village away from the city. We like popping by the pet shop to get some treats when we go there and do some shopping. There is a charity shop where dogs are allowed in so we obviously like to pop in and have browse through some beautiful pieces for men, women and the home.

 

Finally, it goes without saying, Primose Hill's highlight is its spectacular view of the whole of London. So get your pup and yourself ready to go up the hill as it's really worth it.

 

Fetch and Follow Stories | Elle and Coco

We first had the pleasure of meeting Coco and Elle when we had just started Fetch & Follow at All Dogs Matter's annual Halloween dog walk. We instantly hit it off and became friends, regularly meeting up to share stories on owning a dog in the city. They both moved back to New York last year, however we still get to enjoy seeing their adventures together through Elle's adorable instagram page.

This beautiful pair now get to travel the world together and we spoke to Coco about how this loveable Frenchie has become her inspiration and muse on a exciting new project.

Tell us about Elle and how she came into your life

Ten years ago, I was at a birthday party. One of my co-worker’s husbands started showing me photos of their French bulldog, Gerard. He was dressed for different holidays in hats and outfits, solo or with them. He started to apologize for showing me so many, but I was fascinated. I knew that when I was ready for a dog, I would go to them for advice. I did a lot of research on Frenchies after that. They were not even a top twenty breed at the time.
Four months later, a healthy tax return came in so that’s when they connected me with the breeder, who had me fill out an application, as any responsible breeder should do.
Due to lifestyle and temperament, the breeder thought of the two puppies she was ready to place, Elle would be best suited as a match. I drove out the weekend following my approval and reference checks and then came under a bridge that revealed a yard full of ten frenchies playing in a group and spotted this tiny little puppy in the mix, holding her own. That was Elle. For one of two times, I used my finger to beckon her and she came right to me.


How does Elle fit into your general day working?

Elle wakes me up between 5-6 am so she starts my day as an alarm clock. Currently I work from home, but my last couple of consulting jobs she’s been able to come to the office with me. Usually at work place, she’ll want to sit on my lap and she does wander around to find sunbeams and cuddles from other people. When I’m writing freelance articles, and the subjects are guides for cities, Elle is often my model so she comes with me and is my muse. While I work at home at my desk, she is happy sleeping nearby.

When you’re not working where do you and Elle like to hang out?

We love going on adventures. Long walks 1-2 miles in London she loves Holland Park and Notting Hill the most. In Brooklyn, she likes to wander to Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO. She likes to visit her favorite treat spots, then come up a hill to a dog park before getting a bath. She has a treat map in her mind of everywhere she’s ever gotten a treat. We also love going out to Long Island to visit family so she can run around and play fetch in yards. She takes sniffing and exploring very seriously.

What essentials do you always have on you when heading out for a dog walk and what do you carry them in?

Definitely have to have poop bags. Sometimes I have one tied to a lead, but mostly I keep poop bag holders in my pocket. I don’t like attaching them to the lead because it makes it heavier and I’ve had wrist problems. If it’s a longer walk, also take a portable bowl, water and wipes. I fell over when we were in Hyde Park into goose poop, so wipes come in handy. I usually have one or two accessories on me in a cross body bag of in the pockets of my Barbour International wax jacket. I also love roaming with the Fetch & Follow long lead. I used it in Paris when I had a dog on either end, and it’s great for those long walks in parks or handsfree in cities. If it’s hot, I make sure there’s a cooling vest and in New York, a dog bag. Currently the Timbuk2 is very handy because you can clip it to the lead to secure them and open various windows, but it’s so much better to have a balanced distribution vs. over the shoulder.

What adventures do you and Elle have planned for the rest of the year?

Workwise I’m developing a brand that Elle is the inspiration and there’s a product named for her coming along. We recently went to LA, it was bittersweet as she raced down to the plane thinking she was going to London and quite shocked to find herself in the sand and sun. We’ll get to The Hamptons a few more times this year. She turned nine in January, so I’m adjusting to what that means. We love exploring our New York and seeing what’s changed. We have a lot of friends coming to visit, and we’ll see what unfolds.

You can check out all of Coco and Elle's adventures together on

Fetch and Follow | New Spring Collection

To celebrate National Pet Day we are excited to announce the Pre Launch of our new Spring Homeware collection. The range was inspired by the colours experienced while out walking our dogs early in the morning. While the rest of the world sleeps we enjoy the beauty and peace of a morning sunrise or a stroll through deserted woodland. 

We have beds made from beautiful laundered linen including our new Bedtime Tails cushion inspired by how a dog dreams and the special places and memories these dreams can take them. The cushion design means your dog can stretch out and snooze in luxurious comfort. 

We have also teamed up with Kana London to bring you a new range of special ceramic pieces for both you and your dog to enjoy. Inspired by the abstract sunrises and woodland hues including beautiful mixes of forest green and rose.