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See Out 2023 With(out) a Bang!

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Where to go with your pooch to avoid fireworks on New Year's Eve. Dog friendly hotels in London and beyond, tried and tested by Archie and Nacho.

If your idea of the perfect way to spend New Year's Eve is a comfy bed and a bowl full of treats then you will most likely be staying home for the celebrations.

There's just one problem with that for us and that's fireworks! The whizz bangers are very pretty and the humans enjoy seeing them but we get a little scared of the noise and some of our friends get so scared they make themselves very sick.

Our solution for the last few years has been to check into a hotel either in a quiet place where there will be no fireworks or in a London hotel which has excellent soundproofing where we can watch them but not hear them.

Here's a few of our favourites where you can still book in for this NYE.

dog friendly hotel East London

Mama Shelter in Bethnal Green is a firm favourite of ours. We have stayed there a few times.

As well as beds, bowls, poop bags and treats in the room, we also had a welcome message just for us, written on the bedroom mirror.

We are welcome in all areas of the hotel so can also dine with the humans and there is fabulous walkies in nearby London Fields and Victoria Park. Read our Mama Shelter review for more details.

Be aware that this is a very hip hotel and can get can very lively in the restaurant area at busy times, often with live music so New Year's Eve will be very loud. We stayed on a Saturday night and dined early to avoid the noisiest times.

Visit Mama Shelter to book your stay.

dog friendly hotel East London

For a proper Four Legged treat, book yourselves in to nhow London near Old Street.

In this most Instagrammable hotel, pooches can expect luxurious beds, bowls and unlimited treats in the room (just call room service if you run out).

We are welcome to join humans in all dining areas but the best part is definitely the four legged afternoon tea. Read our nhow blog to find out more.

We recommend every doggie should visit!

Visit nhow London to book your stay.

Sloane Place is a gorgeous hotel in the heart of Chelsea where pooches are most welcome to join their humans.

The hotel has a great restaurant where dogs can dine at breakfast, lunch and dinner and in summer we are also welcome on the roof terrace restaurant and bar.

The hotel is perfectly positioned for exploring the ever so dog friendly King's Road.

Book your stay here.

If you spent too much money at Christmas and are looking for an affordable hotel to escape the craziness of New Year's Eve, we recommend trying one of Young's pubs with rooms.

We have stayed in The Alma and The Spread Eagle (both in Wandsworth) but they have around 20 dog friendly hotels in and around London.

The rooms are all tastefully decorated and comfortable and of course pooches are welcome to dine in the pub.

dog friendly hotel Cambridge

If you would rather get out of London but not too far, Cambridge is a beautiful city and you can get there by train in just over an hour from St.Pancras station.

Pooches are very welcome at Hyatt Centric and Turing Locke which is just outside the city centre with a Park & Ride bus link. The hotel and apartments are next to each other and share a restaurant, coffee bar and cocktail lounge where pooches are most welcome.

Rooms are spacious and bowls, beds and treats are provided.

You can read our full blog here and visit Hyatt to book your stay.

If you prefer more of a countryside vibe to see in the New Year, we highly recommend a stay at Bethnal & Bec.

Two of the 3 retreats are dog friendly and you have access to the paddock for walkies. The garden has a fire pit and hot tub so you can sit out and watch the stars instead of fireworks.

Treats, toys and blankets are provided for pooches and you can also purchase more during your stay.

Read our full review of Bethnal & Bec and how to book here.

dog friendly hotel Cotswolds

For the most picturesque way to spend New Year's Eve, head to the Cotswolds and stay at The Lygon Arms in Broadway.

Pooches are treated like royalty here with comfy beds (which you can keep), bowls, treats galore and a doggie menu for dinner. There is so much to explore in the area, you might need to stay for a few nights.

Read our full review of our stay at The Lygon Arms and book yours here.

Other Cotswold stays we recommend are The Old Bell and The Horse and Groom.

dog friendly hotel Scarborough North Yorkshire

If you fancy a longer getaway by the sea, Scarborough was just listed by Time Out as one of the UK's most underrated destinations. And we agree!

Sure, it's a long way from London but Britain's oldest seaside resort is well worth the trip for the fabulous sandy beaches, Victorian Promenade and the wonderful Bike & Boot Inn.

The hotel is so dog friendly, we are welcome in all public areas and can even get a haircut there! We stayed in summer but we bet it's just as beautiful in winter too!

Bike and Boot also now have a hotel in the Peak District which has all the same dog friendly amenities.

Book your stay at Bike & Boot.


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