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Anthropologie

I imagine most of you already know Anthropologie, so this might be no surprise for you; we were actually amazed we could go in and shop in this great store with our dogs.

Anthroplogie offers women’s apparel and accessories, intimates, home furniture and décor, beauty and gifts. The brand opened its first doors in 1992 and is now operating over 200 stores around the world. We cannot guarantee all worldwide stores are dog-friendly, but one thing we are sure of is that the Regent Street store is. It being spacious also helped us feel comfortable walking and shopping around with our dogs.

Anthropologie
158 Regent Street
London W1B 5SW 

ARKET (café)

We know how exhausting a shopping session in central London can be, although we highly recommend not making it a never-ending afternoon if you’re with your dog. Don’t forget to unwind during the day and give yourself and your dog some rest. ARKET’s café space was all we needed after going around trying not to buy everything in the amazing stores we walked in  – but just because dogs are allowed, it doesn’t mean you should buy everything on the shelves!

We really enjoy ARKET’s stores; the brand’s mission is similar to ours at Fetch & Follow’s, wanting to offer ‘quality through accessible, well-made, durable products, designed to be used and loved for a long time’. All ARKET stores include a café, offering the brand’s healthy living vision with quality ingredients – so go and treat yourself to an afternoon tea with your dog in one of London’s trendiest stores.

ARKET
224 Regent Street
London W1B 3BR

Liberty London

Believe it or not (we didn’t believe it at first), London’s iconic and upscale department store is indeed dog-friendly. In one of London’s most iconic places you’ll fine curated designer fashions, homewares, cosmetics and what made this place so well-known: its iconic floral prints. The department store sells luxury goods including women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, and so much more. It is a treasure for the eye and well-behaved dogs are welcome – actually, most of Liberty’s team members love a surprise dog visit.

Liberty London
Great Marlborough Street
London W1B 5AH

 

Dog walk in the city

During Fetch & Follow’s Walk & Talk in October, Oli Juste the behaviourist shared some very good tips; one of them being that going on lead walks in the streets of London with other dogs is a brilliant way to socialise. Sharing sniffs, and weeing on things together is clearly great fun! 

As Oli also mentioned in his blog: “There is a misconception that you have to live in the countryside or have a garden to be a suitable dog guardian”. Of course, countryside life is pretty amazing with a dog, but until you decide to go and live that life, you can and should “get creative to use what we have and make the best of it” – turn to London’s streets into a nice playground for you and your dog.

Soho Square and Grosvenor Square are great little parks when out and about in central London when visiting the other spots we’ve suggested.

Central London W1  

Andrew Edmunds

This lovely small and intimate place in the heart of busy Soho is the perfect spot for you to go for lunch or dinner with your dog. Andrew Edmunds’ atmosphere is unique and its service is on point. Around for almost 30 years, the institution hasn’t lost its great reputation. The restaurant has an excellent menu and wine list. The food is simple, yet very well done. Andrew Edmund is an authentic place with character where you can have excellent food and warm hospitality in a casual atmosphere.

Andrew Edmunds
46 Lexington Street
London W1F 0LP

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