Updated: May 10, 2021
London is one of the greenest capital cities in the world with over 3,000 parks and green spaces ranging in size from the huge Richmond Park (over 2,000 acres) to the numerous tiny city garden squares. We also have several Woods and even a Forest!
If you like to be by the water you can stroll along the 128km Thames Path or take in the sights of Regent's Canal which runs all the way from Little Venice to Docklands.
So if you live in London or would like to visit with your dog, you will be spoilt for choice for where to walk this National Walking Month.
After all that exercise you will have worked up quite a hunger (or if you're like Archie you will have been hungry before you started). Here are 7 places for you and your dog to visit after your walks in London.
The perfect way to reward yourself!
Thames Path Walk - Southbank
Behind the National Theatre on the Southbank you will find the Green Room
The restaurant has recently been refurbished to make their outside space even more fabulous with heaters, parasols, all surrounded by their aromatic herb garden.
Food is all-day dining with brunch on Saturdays and you can expect well prepared tasty dishes such as Black rice and grilled courgette salad, line caught Cornish haddock and a selection of freshly prepared wood-fired pizzas.
Four Legged Foodies can enjoy their house made dog treats.
Follow @greenroomlondon for more details.
Hyde Park - Mayfair
Hyde Park is the largest of the 4 Royal Parks in central London (the other 3 being Green Park, Regent's Park and St.James Park).
From Speaker's Corner to Hyde Park Corner you can wander into Mayfair where you will find the super stylish North Audley Cantine. The restaurant has a lovely terrace where you can watch the comings and goings of London's fanciest district while you enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner.
Food is small plates to share, salads, mains and an amazing selection of brunch dishes including their famous crushed milk chocolate cookies with Frosties soft serve!
Follow @nacmayfair for more details.
Greenwich Park is home to the Maritime Museum, the Observatory and offers some of the best views of London from it's high points.
A short stroll from the park brings you to the Richard 1st pub with a large covered and heated space at the rear.
Expect award winning ales, craft beers and nostalgic British food at this Young's pub and as with all their pubs, Four Legged Foodies receive a warm welcome.
Follow @richard1stpub for more details.
This riverside Victorian park has lots of interesting features and attractions such as the Peace Pagoda and Festival Gardens, there's even a children's zoo (no there aren't caged children)!
The park is overlooked by Battersea Power Station which is now the site of many dog friendly restaurants but within the park itself you will find the Pear Tree Cafe.
The café overlooks one of the ponds and offers an all day menu to enjoy at one of their tables or to takeaway. From May they will also be bringing back their live music evenings.
Look out for their new café opening on Clapham Common in May.
Follow @pear.tree.cafe for more details.
The Common is a 220 acre green space which is used for sports, walking, picnics and even concerts.
At the South Side of the Common you will find neighbourhood restaurant The Rookery which has a terrace overlooking the Common and welcomes all Four Legged Foodies.
The restaurant has a well stocked bar and is currently serving drinks on the terrace and bringing back their full menu including Sunday Roasts on May 17th.
Follow @therookeryclapham for more details.
This is a small riverside park in Ealing which is home to Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery which was built and lived in by neoclassical architect John Soane.
Named after the famous architect is Soane's Kitchen which is one of the best park restaurants we have ever discovered.
The restaurant has an outdoor terrace in their beautiful walled garden currently serving coffee, cakes and pizza. We highly recommend a visit.
Follow @soanes_kitchen for more details.
The largest of London's parks stretches between Kingston, Richmond and Roehampton and is amazing for walkies of all levels. The park is also classed as a nature reserve with wildlife such as parakeets and red and fallow deer.
If you leave the park at Kingston Gate, it's just a short stroll to The Albert which is a Young's pub with plenty of outdoor space. There is always treats on offer for Four Legged Foodies.
They are currently operating a full menu including brunch and Sunday roasts and they have a summer of gin menu!
Follow @thealbertkt2 for more details.
You will find maps for Thames Path walks at Walk The Thames
Happy Walkies 🐾🐾