Top 5 Things To Do for London Pet-Lovers
Looking for something fun and quirky to do to show your favourite pet just how much you love them?
We've rounded up a few of our favourite activities & places for you to try in London, for the pet-lovers amongst you. For the fitness fanatics, the tea lovers, the fine diners, the snackers & the shopaholics, whether you have a pet or not, why not try out one of these places, to treat your darling pet, or yourself.
for the tea lovers - Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium
Open every day (other than Wednesdays) from 10am to 6pm, Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium is located at 152-154, Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6DG close to Shoreditch High Street station. Bookings are essential to reserve your slot. A calming brew and a cuddle from one of these beautiful cats, you're sure to leave feeling happy and relaxed.
London's first cat café, Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium is the place to head if you are in need of some soothing and calming cat company. Pop by for a cup of tea and the chance to chill out with some beautiful cats. Here, Lady Dinah's prides itself on responsible animal care practices, with a committed team ready to welcome you and make you feel at home.
a cheap & tasty treat - SHAKE Shack
We'd recommend taking a stroll around Covent Garden with your canine companion on a sunny day and stopping off at one of the tables on the terrace outside their bustling Shake Shack! Neither you nor your pup will be disappointed. Open daily from 11am - 11pm (10.30pm on Sundays), find them on the outside of the central piazza area, the other side to Covent Garden Station: 24, Market Building, Piazza, London WC2E 8RD
Our favourite quick-and-tasty burger joint caters for dogs too - who knew? While you can tuck into something scrumptious, so too can your pooch with a choice of a Pooch-Ini ShakeBurger dog biscuits with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard (!) or a Bag O'Bones with dog biscuits made exclusively for Shake Shack by NYC's Bocce's Bakery.
For the fine dining pooch - ANDREW EDMUNDS
Andrew Edmunds, 46 Lexington Street, W1F 0LP
Lunch: Monday to Friday: 12pm - 1pm, Saturday: 12.30pm - 3.30pm, Sunday: 1pm - 4pm / Wine and bar menu from 3.30pm - 5.30pm /
Evening: Monday to Saturday: 5.30pm - 10.45pm, Sunday: 6pm - 10.30pm
Looking for a cosy spot, but will inevitably have your pooch in tow? If Soho's up your street, head to Andrew Edmunds. Not only do they offer a delicious seasonal menu, a relaxed atmosphere, and famous but reasonably priced wine list, this popular hideout allows dogs (as long as they're well-behaved!) to sit with you while you tuck into a divine meal. Make sure to book and enjoy one of 'old Soho's' most celebrated hangouts.
For the Shopaholics - MUNGO & MAUD
Mungo & Maud, 79 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9PJ
Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm, Closed on Bank Holidays
Want to spoil your darling pooch or gorgeous kitty to some luxury? Why not stretch your retail therapy to your furry friends. The 'Dog & Cat Outfitters' Mungo & Maud is the place to be. With a gorgeous selection of gifts, from leads, beds, toys and treats, to grooming and clothing, this store has all of your pampered pets' sartorial needs covered.
For the fitness fanatics - Doga
Dogamahny are running their next Doga Masterclass on Sunday 11th February, with one masterclass from 12 - 1pm and another from 3 - 4.30pm at SINK, Second Floor, 4 Paul St, London, EC2A 4JH for £22.50 (per dog, per person).
It's suitable for non–dog & dog owners, and only a basic beginner yoga level is required.
Doga... and yes that really is dog yoga... is a human yoga practice that sets out to help support the natural bond you have with your dog. As Dogamahny describe, "Doga works on the natural symbiotic relationship that already exists between you and your dog." If there’s stress and tensions in you, then naturally your dog may pick up on this and absorb it too with their reactions. "By releasing any tension, stress or anxiety you automatically help your dog to be more accepting and secure to meet other dogs without worrying about you. Yoga can help this process and Doga is the magic glue that derives from your internal practice of Yoga." If you're a yoga fan already, or are up for a laugh and looking for something a bit different to do with your dog, then why not try some Doga. You'll definitely be needing a sense of humour, and expect the unexpected!
Words by Lottie Franklin