What type of dog likes taking a bath? A shampoodle…
Jokes aside, going away is all well and good until you remember somebody needs to stay at home to look after your beloved pooch. Lucky for you, there’s a few hotels across London who’ve jumped on board the four legged wagon offering a few poochie coladas and glasses of pawsecco too. Here’s are London’s best hotels offering red carpet service for your dogs.
Pooches at the ready… Piccadilly’s Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, known for its luxury rooms, welcomes pets freely thanks to their pawsome staycation package. It’s packed with the perfect dog’s day out itinerary, featuring a curated selection of activities in the local area to make memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Book in for a drink at their hotel bar, Smith & Whistle, and your pooch will be welcomed with open arms. They’ve got a doggy cocktail menu, all uniquely mixed up by the bar’s mixology team and specialist canine nutritionist, David Jackson.
Let your four-legged friends loose on the Poochie Colada, a blend of coconut water, kale and broccoli; Hound’s Hops, a specially brewed dog beer with fresh mint (there’s even a sharing option!); and the Posh Pooch, a pet-friendly take on wine, made with a ginseng, elderflower, nettle, lime-flower and carrot.
Where: Piccadilly, W1J 7BX
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences has the ultimutt doggy package for you and your furry friends. You’ll both receive the royal treatment as soon as you step inside the hotel, and the rooms are decked out with everything you could need for man’s best friend. Think deep-filled wool bedding, handcrafted kiln-fired bowls and edible and wearable treats to take home, all courtesy of The Stately Hound.
They’ve even got a menu for dogs too filled with everything from roast chicken to steak tartare. These dishes can be enjoyed in the room or alongside you while you dine in the pet-friendly salon area in the hotel’s restaurant.
Located just a short stroll from Buckingham Palace lies The Rubens at the Palace. Here you’ll find all four-legged friends welcomed through the doors. In fact, the treatment they receive would certainly get a royal seal of approval.
Pets can look forward to a welcome hamper packed with toys, treats and clean up bags; custom made Rubens pet bed food and water bowls. As well as the option for dog sitting, grooming treatments, and even veterinary services if needed.
Their dog friendly menu is fit for royalty too - think Butternut’s Box ‘swish dish’ fish and Wham Bam lamb.
Hotel Cafe Royal is known for rolling out the red carpet for its guests, including their four-legged visitors. Furry friends are allowed to roam freely in the rooms and suites. If you’re wanting to nip out for the evening, their concierge team can book pet sitting or dog walking services with their friends at Tailster so you can enjoy your time at the hotel freely, rather than worrying about having to head back for your precious pooch.
Their friends at Tailster will provide expert care for your friends, from dog sitting to walking.
Where: 68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY
For those looking for the paw-fect staycation for their best friend with paws and them, look to nhow London who serves up VIP (very important pet) treatments for all guests.
Located in east London, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the cultural bustle and action, perfect for exploring with your pooch. Back in the hotel, they have special pet rooms in their hotel that are fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.
The Milestone Hotel & Residences has a special ‘pet services’ package so you and your furry friends can stay with ease. Their head concierge, Jose Pauco, and his team are always on hand to help make the trip extra special. Expect the stay to be packed with a choice of custom made pet beds, cushion duvets and floor mats, doggy and cat menus, toys, treats and even dog walking and grooming services too.
Bankside Hotel is pulling out all of the stops for doggies thanks to their canine concierge service. Show off your pooch in style with a little dog-cation to this arty hotel.
Your visit will be packed with all of the essentials from beds and bowls to treats, plus they’ve even got a dedicated section on their website showing all of the local areas with dog-friendly activities too. Stretch your legs with a trip to Swan Street Dog Park or hit up Vinegar Yard for drinks, food and fun.
Where: 2 Blackfriars Road, Upper Ground, SE1 9JU
Here to help you p-upgrade your staycation in the clouds is Shangri-La The Shard, London. They’ve recently introduced a new package designed with your canine companions in mind, filled with dog-friendly dining and comfortable accessories to ensure both you and your dog have the best experience away.
The offer includes a dog bed, food and water bowls, dog towels and a complimentary toy and collar tag. As well as a dog-friendly menu of lamb shank and pigs’ ears in gravy – mmm…
Bring your pooch on holiday at The Chesterfield Mayfair. Here they treat little friends with the utmost respect, offering everything from doggy beds to goodie bags and turndown treats. There’s also the option for dog sitting, walking and grooming services should you want to really spoil your paws pal.
Where: 35 Charles Street, Mayfair, W1J 5EB
Can’t bear the thought of leaving your pet at home while you’re out gallivanting across London’s tourist sites? Bring them along for the adventure! The Montague on the Gardens understands how difficult it is to leave your pooch at home so they have introduced a great four-legged friendly package so you’ll never have to go on holiday without them again.
They offer a range of services including grooming, dog sitting and walk, local pet boutique services and supplies, as well as goodie bags packed with toys, treats and clean up supplies.
Where: 15 Montague Street, WC1B 5BJ
Drift off to sleep with ease thanks to South Place Hotel’s pet friendly package. You and your dog can enjoy a restful stay packed with everything from comfy pet beds and toys to food and water bowls served on a very South Place yellow mat – cute.
For those with more exotic animals, they are also welcome to stay as well! Pets can stay free if you book directly too – bonus.
Where: 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
Doggies are very welcome to join in on the fun at The Franklin! The team will even pull out all of the stops to ensure you and your furry friends enjoy their stay to the fullest, with dog beds, pads and bowls provided for ultimate comfort.
Treat your pooch to the best staycation, exploring the city’s green spaces and dog friendly areas that are dotted throughout.
Set to open its doors later this month, The Westin London City will be welcoming dogs as well as their owners from the moment they open their doors.
Pampering pooches is what Westin Hotels is all about, so expect all of the luxury and comfort for your friends with paws too, from plush dog beds to special amenities.
Where: 60 Upper Thames Street, EC4V 3AD
Kimpton Fitzroy London has a pet package that’s fit for every pooch. Created in collaboration with sustainable pet-food brand Marleybones, they’ve crafted a menu filled with delights. Your four-legged friend will be feasting on The Bloomsbury Bark, made up of beef, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, kale and rosemary; or the Pawesome Pooch, a mix of salmon, quinoa, green peas, kale, fennel and mint.
And they don’t just stop at dogs too – pets of all kinds are welcome, including felines, rabbits, hamsters and even hedgehogs.
Where: 1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BE