Red - The best dog-friendly hotels in London for 2021

Posted on 27 September, 2021

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Written by Anya Meyerowitz & edited by Roshina Jowaheer for Red

One of the loveliest things about a staycation in the UK is that we get to bring the most pampered member of the family along with us; our dogs always add to the fun and joy of a break, though they do mean that there are a few extra logistics to cover. And while many self-catering cottages and countryside hotels are well-equipped to cater for our four-legged-friends - with walks on their doorstep and acres of grounds - when it comes to a city break, finding dog-friendly hotels can feel likely a slightly bigger task.

A trip to the capital was top of the nation's list in 2020, and our fascination with the diverse culture and iconic landmarks of London is certain not to slow in 2021. And with a plethora of green spaces, from iconic Green Park - flanking Buckingham Palace - to the breathtaking views of Primrose Hill, bringing your pet along is a brilliant way to explore the city through different eyes - especially if several top attractions are still closed to the public.

That's why we've rounded up the best dog-friendly hotels in London for 2021 for you to bring your pooch along for the adventure.

And you might be surprised to hear that there are more dog-friendly hotels in London than you might have first thought. From Rosewood London's Barbour dog beds, dog treats, coats and leads for guests with paws to enjoy during their stay, to dogs being treated like royalty at The Egerton House Hotel, where complimentary turndown treats and menus they can choose from for their meals await, there's a pet-friendly hotel in London for every type of dog and owner.

So, pack the lead and squeaky toys too, and check yourself and your pooch into one of our favourite dog-friendly hotels in London. You don't get a staycation more paw-fect than these....

1. South Place Hotel, The City

This dog-friendly hotel in London's City invites hounds of all shapes and sizes (and their owners) to cosy up on the heated Secret Garden terrace and enjoy an indulgent hot chocolate (you) and healthy treats (your dog).

A minute’s walk from Liverpool Street Station, South Place Hotel boasts an urban contemporary style with a rooftop restaurant, cocktail bar and gym.

The modern rooms here feature their own media hub (perfect for a relaxed evening in), ultra-modern bathrooms and room service throughout the day, in case you and your pooch don't feel like leaving. Book a Studio or Suite 610 to take advantage of free stays for pets.


2. Rosewood London, Holborn

The five-star Rosewood London in Holborn is one of those rare offerings that combines world-class luxury with down-to-earth service and a dog-embracing nature.

Book a Grand Premier Suite with the Canine Package to enjoy a whole host of complementary services, including a Barbour dog bed, Barbour dog treats and Barbour coats and leads for the duration of the stay (well, would you expect anything less than the most chic accessories here?).

And, if you weren't already feeling pampered enough, then give your pooch a real taste of the high life with a pampering session while you relax at the sumptuous spa here.


3. Bermondsey Square Hotel, Southwark

This chic dog-friendly hotel in London is slightly off the tourist track and as such attracts a bevvy of stylish locals and music types looking for a break after a day at the nearby rehearsal studios. Bermondsey Square Hotel is now also a home-away-from-home for your dog, with designated rooms (from entry-level Classic Doubles right up to the priciest Luxury Suites), boasting luxury dog beds, bowls and treats.

Outside the glass-clad walls there are endless walks, plus pet-friendly cafes and bars, as well as art galleries and shops.


4. The Milestone Hotel, Kensington

On check-in at The Milestone Hotel, your pooch will be greeted with a hamper full of toys, treats and even a shiny new collar tag - as well as their own welcome message, packed full of dog-friendly tips for making the most of the capital.

And the pet concierge here will continue to ensure you and your pet have a stress-free stay here throughout, providing custom-made cushions, duvets, pet menus and even, a turndown treat (something you rarely see in hotels for humans anymore, let alone dogs!).


5. The Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair

In the heart of Mayfair, this luxurious hotel provides a bed for humans and dogs alike - ensuring that both leave feeling pampered and cared for. Small, well-behaved dogs are welcome at The Athenaeum, and you'll find dog sitting, walking and turndown services offered just for pets.

With its location opposite Green Park, morning walkies are hassle-free, while the rooms and suites back at the chic hotel cater for every whim and wish.


6. Hotel 41, Westminster

This boutique hotel in Victoria is all about treating your dog like the celebrity they already think they are, and the VIP service begins as soon as you set paw in the door. Think treats on arrival, a custom-made bed and a specially-designed menu, as well as all sorts of dog-friendly additions to celebrate their milestones (eg. a birthday cake made by the in-house chef).

Dog sitting is also available at Hotel 41 if you feel like a night off from being adored and want to explore the plethora of eateries and nightlife options on your doorstep.


7. The Egerton House Hotel, Chelsea

This boutique hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge offers your pet nothing but the best five-star service. Dubbed the VIPs (Very Important Pets), dogs at The Egerton House Hotel are treated like royalty, with their own pet concierge to ensure they arrive in style to an arrival message, embroidered towel, food and water bowls, toys, treats and, of course, a complimentary turn down treat.

On booking, you'll receive a form for you to mark down your pet's preferences, and they'll even get a chance to pick their very own dinner from the pet-friendly menu. A stay here will seriously raise your dog's standards - don't say we didn't warn you.


8. Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

While humans are greeted by the friendly staff here, dogs are welcomed in by the Town Hall Hotel's own rescue pooch: Dizzy the greyhound, who is on hand for an impromptu play whenever the need arises.

As well as a host of facilities for four-legged guests (including a sausage breakfast, dog-walking map and accessories), the hotel also boasts a swimming pool and restaurant that attracts Bethnal Green's trendiest residents, as well as hotel guests.


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