Updated: Nov 28, 2021
We love the beach but it usually takes us a couple of hours drive to get to one, so when we heard there was one 40 minutes away in Ruislip, we had to check it out. We discovered there’s plenty of fun to be had in this area of North West London.
We started off with lunch at The Red Onion Café on the High Street. This café is what the humans call a little gem, they sometimes call us this too so we assume it’s a good thing! If it means somewhere we get a whole plate of sausages, then we agree.
The café has a beautiful covered back yard with plants and fairy lights. We had our own booth with lots of comfy cushions and if it gets chilly you can also get blankets and hot water bottles to keep you snuggly. As well as the sausage, we also got water and lots of attention from all the staff.
Check out our full review and more images of Red Onion Cafe here...
At the bottom of the High Street you will find the duck pond where there is a market every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
We went on Artisan Market day and were delighted to discover there was a few doggie stalls where we picked up some extra treats and a couple of bow ties for our upcoming Halloween parties.
We were then ready to hit the beach at Ruislip Lido. The huge lake has a sandy beach, part of which is dog friendly all year and the area is also surrounded by woodland so plenty of fun walkies to try.
The water has a shallow way in so great for little dogs who like to paddle.
A miniature railway runs all around the lake and well-behaved doggies are welcome to try it so we just had to!
The Ruislip Lido Railway has 2 main stations, one near the car park and one at the beach where you can catch a train every 20 minutes. Doggies have to be in the same carriage as their humans as there are no doors and we don’t want any pups jumping off while it’s moving! It does go surprisingly fast at some points, so hold on tight!
There is not much room in a carriage but we all fit in one and there is enough space for one big dog and a human.
Archie was a little unsure about it as he’s not a great traveller, but I loved it! You can watch a video of us here https://www.instagram.com/reel/CVSOdAZoxcD/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Woofs, Nacho x