There’s no longer a need to find a sitter for your dog while you’re away or compromise your hotel during your London stay. Properties all around the British capital are starting to accommodate your four-legged friends with everything from welcome treats and complimentary walks to a dedicated afternoon tea.
Here’s a paw-full of pooch-friendly options that go above and beyond to ensure Fido experiences the same lap of luxury as you do.
The Egerton House Hotel
This Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star boutique Knightsbridge abode takes things to fanciful new heights by serving a dedicated Doggy Afternoon Tea. This sweet treat can be enjoyed in the sumptuous surroundings of the Drawing Room, while you tuck into your own selection of dainty finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and specialty teas.
As for the doggy display, expect a three-tiered assemblage of meatloaf, biscuits, ice cream and a toy to take home.
This special service is among the many Very Important Pet amenities that this luxury hotel offers. Other perks include special breakfast and dinner menus, a personalized welcome gift and a turndown treat.
The pet-friendly service begins as soon as you book your room at this historic Four-Star hotel. Once you’ve selected your stay, you’ll receive a pooch preference form inquiring about your dog’s favorite food brand, snacks, feeding times and walking requirements to ensure that everything is prepared for his arrival.
A personal shopper is on hand to fetch toys and treats and the concierge will point you in the direction of the best nearby walking routes. When you leave, you’ll receive a Dukesy Dog soft toy as a memento of your stay.
The Arch London
Pooches great and small are welcome to stay at this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended boutique hotel, where amenities range from luxurious dog beds to food cooked to order from a bespoke menu. Other perks, including walks in nearby Hyde Park and Chelsea’s Pet Day Spa sessions, are also available to book.
East from its sister property (the aforementioned Egerton House), Five-Star Hotel 41 is another pet-friendly offering from the family-run Red Carnation group.
In addition to a welcome basket (which includes a toy and a “41” tag), bathrobe, dedicated menu and plush pet bed available to your four-legged friends, take advantage of the hotel’s dog walking and sitting services.
If your dog wants for anything, ring pet concierge Andrew Muir, who will make sure your companion has a Five-Star stay, too.
The Four-Star hotel not only provides a welcoming destination for dogs — pets are allowed inside all of the restaurants and bars and they receive cushy beds, treats and more — it’s home to one.
A friendly golden retriever named Pearl lives at Rosewood London, but she isn’t merely there to solicit belly rubs. Pearl puts together a dog-friendly guide to London that maps out nearby pet-friendly eateries and parks. She also offers more tips on her Instagram account.
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
Despite an extensive renovation in October 2016, this luxury Art Deco hotel isn’t too precious about its sumptuous surroundings when it comes to well-behaved pooches. Apart from the Palm Court and Mercante restaurants, Spot is welcome throughout the property, and he’s even able to stay in all guest rooms (including the 1,000-square-foot Grand Suite) at no extra cost.
A complimentary dog walking service is also available upon request. Your pet will likely be treated to a run around Green Park (just opposite the Mayfair hotel).
Since the neighboring green space served as a location for portions of 101 Dalmatians’ filming, the property decided to follow suit and adopted two spotted canines of its own as official mascots.