Our Favourite Pet Friendly Go-to Spots: Parks

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London may be among one of the most densely populated cities in the world, however, it is also home to some of the most wonderful parklands. As the weather only keeps getting better and better, we thought we’d share our top 4 favourite parks where dogs are welcome to run free!

Richmond Park

London’s largest park with extensive green spaces, woodlands & ponds. This park is ideal for running with your dog with multiple different routes to follow. The best time of the year to visit Richmond is NOW! Not only is Richmond one of our favourite green spaces, but it is also home to the Isabella plantation where hundreds of roaming red and fallow deer live. So make sure you keep your pup on a leash when visiting this stunning spot of the park.

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Greenwich Park

Home to the Royal Observatory and Meridian Line, which divides the earth’s eastern and western hemispheres. This gorgeous park, which’s also a minute away from the River Thames has one of the most beautiful skyline views to enjoy while taking your pooch for a walk. It’s also a great place to socialise your pup as the park is FILLED with dogs of all breeds! There’s plenty of dog-friendly cafe’s in the area as well as the popular food market on the weekend! Grab a bite and head to the park for a picnic with your pooch.

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Hampstead Heath

Another great park with incredible views, woodlands and open-air swimming ponds. With over 700 acres of parkland and a lovely walk up the 100-metre-high Parliament Hill; from which you can take in panoramic views of the city, your pooch will definitely feel at home here! During the summer months, you’ll find the Dogs Trust canine-friendly ice cream van where you and your pup can enjoy an ice cream together and benefit from free microchipping and health checks!

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Epping Forest

One of London’s largest open spaces, with over 2,000 hectares of ancient woodland stretching from Manor Park to the north of Epping. Perfect for any dog who loves a good run. There’s plenty of history to explore at this park, just visit one of their 4 visitor centres for recommendations on the best dog walking routes as well as The Tudor hunting lodge commissioned by Henry VIII back in the 16th Century.

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