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Sun's Out, Tongue's Out

5 fun things to do with your dog this Summer

Summer doesn't just mean you have to search endlessly for beaches where four legged friends are welcome - as you know, most of them ban us from May to September. There are plenty of other fun adventures to be had when the sun is out in London and beyond.

Here are some Summer dog friendly experiences, tried and tested by us.

Please take care of your pooches in warm weather. Make sure you always have water for them and access to shade if necessary and also be aware how warm tubes, trains and buses can be.

Chelsea dog day

Spend the day at a London dog festival

On August bank holiday weekend we will hosting our Four Legged Foodies Market at The Big Woof in King's Cross.

This will be a fun packed weekend for all pooches including a run through the fountains to cool down!

September 9th will also see us return to Duke of York Square for Chelsea Dog Day.

Both these events are free to attend. See our tickets page for bookable activities.

Go boating with GoBoat

Round up a few friends, pack a picnic and head down to the river for a watery adventure where you don't have to get wet!

Four Legged friends of all sizes are welcome on all GoBoats and fit up to 8 humans. The self-drive boats set sail daily from Paddington, Kingston and Canary Wharf and you can choose a 1,2,3 or 4 hour adventure. Prices from £95 for 1 hour trip.

It's great fun and you get to see London from a different angle.

Check out our Kingston blog for where to eat afterwards and be sure to visit Daisy Green when in Paddington.

Where: Merchant Square,Paddington, Kingston Bridge and Bellmouth Passage, Canary Wharf

dog friendly RHS Wisley

Go Walkies in Wisley

If your humans love plants and beautiful landscapes, then you will enjoy an evening stroll at RHS Wisley.

Pooches aren't normally permitted in these stunning gardens but they open them up for us on selected evenings from April to September. The landscape is constantly changing depending on what plants are in bloom but rest assured you will get plenty of photos for the 'gram!

Times vary and get booked up quickly so get your tickets now if you want to go this year. Humans pay £7.50 entry and dogs go free.

Grab a bite to eat at The Cricketers in nearby Cobham.

Where: RHS Wisley, Wisley Ln, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB

dog friendly Ruislip

Take the train around Ruislip Lido

Ruislip Lido is a great place to visit as there is a beach (dogs on leads), woodlands and best of all a miniature railway which goes around the perimeter.

The journey lasts around 20 minutes and costs each human £2.50 - dogs go free.

Be sure to pop into Ruislip centre and grab breakfast or lunch at The Red Onion Cafe.

Where: Ruislip HA4 7TX


Spend a great day at DogFest

DogFest has something for every dog and this year they have more shows than ever.

There's still time to experience a DogFest this September with shows at Ashton Court, Bristol, Knebworth House, Herts and Harewood House, Yorks.

At the shows pooches can try out activities such as flyball and agility. Humans can attend workshops and of course there is plenty of food and stalls selling everything a pampered pooch deserves.

Use code FOURLEGGEDFOODIES for 20% off tickets.

dog friendly pub Richmond London

Make a splash at The Marlborough Pool Pawty

We had such fun at the Pool Pawty last year so are very excited to announce it will be back on Thursday 27th July.

Pooches and their humans can have a fabulous time in the large garden at The Marlborough in Richmond, with a 3 course doggie menu and delicious food for the humans.

Visit The Marlborough website for details and where to get tickets. Hope to see you there!

Where: The Marlborough, 46 Friars Stile Road, Richmond TW106NQ

dog friendly pub Greenwich London
Enderby House Greenwich

Dine al fresco at a Young's Pub

We have discovered there are more pub gardens in London that you might think. Some of them are hidden behind an unassuming frontage and are larger than the pub itself, some have small but pretty courtyards and some have river views.

All of them are great for us pooches in warmer weather and some of them even have doggie ice cream!

Visit to find out where all the gardens are.


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