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Dog friendly parks in london

28th March 2023

Looking for the best dog-friendly parks in London? Take a peek out our top 5 picks, all located a hop-skip-and-jump from The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences. From Hyde Park to Battersea Park, these stunning green spaces offer plenty of walking paths, open fields, and gardens for you and your pup to explore. Plus, with several dog-friendly cafes and restaurants nearby, you can easily make a day of it.

Ah, London…

One of the most exciting and bustling cities in the world! But if you’re a dog owner, you want to have a solid list of great places to take your furry friend for some fresh air and exercise. Luckily, there are plenty of amazing parks in the city that welcome dogs with open paws. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing our top 5 picks for dog-friendly parks in London, all located near The Athenaeum Hotel!

  1. Green Park
  2. St. Jame’s Park
  3. Hyde Park
  4. Regent’s Park
  5. Battersea Park

Green Park

Located just across the road from The Athenaeum, Green Park is a beautiful and tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Dogs are allowed off-leash in certain areas of the park, so your pup can run around and stretch their legs to their heart’s content. There are also plenty of walking trails and open spaces to explore, making this a great spot for a leisurely afternoon stroll.

Green Park summer
Man tipping his outside a hotel
Dog at The Athenaeum with The Stately Hound

St James’s Park

If you take a short walk from The Athenaeum, across Green Park, past Victoria Memorial, 12 mins later you’ll be in St James’s Park. Another stunning green space that’s perfect for dogs and their owners. There are plenty of walking paths, benches, and open fields to enjoy, and dogs are welcome to roam around off-leash in certain areas of the park. Plus, the park is home to a beautiful lake and a variety of wildlife, so there’s always something interesting to see.

Dog in Park sitting on Tree
St James Park
Victoria Memorial Buckingham Palace

Hyde Park

One of London’s most famous parks, Hyde Park is a must-visit destination for dog owners. With over 350 acres of green space to explore, there’s no shortage of things to see such as Kensington Palace and Gardens, the Wellington Arch, The Albert Memorial – to name just a few! Dogs are allowed off-leash in certain areas of the park, and both pup and owner can make a stop at the park-side cafe at Speakers’ Corner for refreshments.

kensington palace
A dog walk in Green Park nearby The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences
Hyde Park London

Regent’s Park

This pawsome park covers a whopping 395 acres of green lawns. It’s definitely the most picturesque of all the parks in central London, with stunning flower beds that are sure to make your pup’s tail wag. And if you’re a fan of roses, you’re in luck – Queen Mary’s rose garden is here, with over 1000 different varieties to sniff out. So what are you waiting for? Grab your lead and let’s go explore!


Regent’s Park

A bit further afield but still within easy reach of The Athenaeum is Battersea Park. This stunning park is home to a variety of walking paths, open fields, and gardens, making it a great spot for a leisurely stroll with your pup. And if you’ve got little ones in tow, they’re sure to love the children’s play areas and the children’s zoo – where they can get up close and personal with some adorable animals.

Outside Athenaeum Residences

So there you have it – our top 5 picks for dog-friendly parks in London. Whether you’re looking for a quick stroll or a full day out, these beautiful green spaces have something for everyone – including our furry four-legged friends!

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Afternoon Tea
Dog at The Athenaeum with The Stately Hound

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