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Updated: Jan 11


Whether you're a Buddy the Elf or more of a Grinch, you can't avoid it. So you might as well embrace it.

Our humans love it but they don't much enjoy shopping on the High Street. So, once again, we have to step in and help them out.

Here's our first of three guides to Christmas Shopping in London with your dog.

Oxford Street is not just one of the green ones on Monopoly, it's also London's main shopping street with around 300 shops and half a million visitors per day!

The biggest stores on Oxford Street are John Lewis and Selfridges* who both sell everything you could possibly want but here's the best part - we doggies can shop there too!

*Selfridges for small dogs only as they must be carried at all times.

All John Lewis stores in the UK now allow doggies to accompany them whilst shopping (no size restrictions but we must be kept on a lead and carried on escalators).

I got lots of attention as I was the only dog in there but I had to be carried in the busier parts of the store as human was worried I might get stepped on.

The Christmas Department even has a selection of gifts for dogs so don't forget to give your list to your human.

It goes without saying that shopping made me hungry so I stopped off to meet my friend Elmo for lunch at Bar Remo on Regent's Street.

This gorgeous Italian restaurant has been serving authentic food to Londoners for over 90 years and welcomes Four Legged Foodies of all sizes.

The staff are super friendly and the humans still haven't stopped talking about the food! (To be honest they rarely talk about anything other than food).

Gaynor says "sometimes I don't expect anything special from restaurants in such prime locations such as Oxford Circus but the food and service at Bar Remo blew me away! The restaurant has been owned by the same family for 90 years and the recipes are all from family members. With food as special as this, there's no excuse for eating a limp sandwich or soggy burger when you're out shopping."

After refuelling it was time for more retail therapy.

Just off Oxford Circus, you will find one of London's most iconic shops. Liberty has been here since 1875 and since 2020 has been welcoming Four Legged shoppers of all sizes.

(Once again on lead at all times).

We advise pooches be on their best behaviour when in Liberty's as they sell some very expensive stuff. The human said I would lose all future pocket money if I damaged anything in there!

Liberty's is situated at one end of Carnaby Street which always has some colourful decorations to look at.

Most of the shops sell clothes for humans and most of them are quite happy for pooches to pop in.

My tin of W'zis treats co-ordinated well with the Christmas colour theme on Carnaby Street.

It's important to keep hydrated when you're shopping so we popped into Queens of Mayfair for a quick catch up with Miss Darcy.

Of course, you can't enjoy a drink without a bit of cake and this beautiful café has a great selection of delicious sweet treats as well as lunch dishes.

If you need a run off the lead before you head home, Hyde Park and Green Park are nearby.

Nacho x

In this blog Nacho is wearing collar and lead by Westley Pet and Snood by Hilary's Hounds. He was encouraged to look at the camera by W'zis treats.