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Dog Walking in Balham
Balham, also known as the ‘Gateway to the South’, is located in the borough of Wandsworth in South London. It’s a wonderful place to explore with your dog. Whether you are dog sitting your borrowed pooch or spending quality time with your own dog, check out our favourite places and dog walks in Balham.
Being right in the middle of three commons; Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common, you have plenty of choice if you would like to walk a dog in Balham, and catch some fresh air with your pup.
The Bright Side of Balham walk is a circular 3 mile route highlighting the greener spots of Balham and its most famous art deco properties, taking you through the lush greenery of Tooting Bec Common, the perfect place to walk a dog in South London.
Things to do in Balham with your pup
First Aid for Pets
Looking for something a little different to do in Balham, while still keeping your focus on our wonderful four-legged friends? Why not take a First Aid for Pets course! Based in Balham, First Aid for Pets provide dog first aid training, covering care for many commonly occurring injuries and illnesses, such as choking, fitting, poisoning, and how to look after an unconscious dog.
Hildreth Street Market
Take a wander with your dog down the cobbled Hildreth Street Market, a secret South London gem, selling fresh fruit and veg, clothes and flowers. Along with market stalls and unusual shops, the market is also a foodie’s paradise (not to mention a paradise for your drooling pup!) with plenty of dog-friendly alfresco dining. Just a short stroll up the High Road from Balham tube station.
Where to eat in Balham with your dog
Fancy a Sunday morning brunch with your dog? Pop down to Brickwoods, an Aussie inspired cafe serving Caravan Coffee from the Kings Cross Roastery, where well-behaved dogs are always welcome. The menu includes brunch dishes, sourdough toasties, and a selection of tasty soups, salads, wraps and bagels.
If it’s a dog friendly pub you are after, The Avalon is a beautiful public house boasting three different gardens for you and your dog to enjoy. Embracing English heritage, along with the finest produce, The Avalon is perfect for sharing delicious meals, or simply a refreshing beverage with your pup.
With it’s stunning Victorian architecture and sumptuous Victorian-inspired interior, The Grove offers a recently revamped menu and melt-in-the-mouth Sunday roasts, that will leave your dog drooling. Their roaring log fire is the perfect place for your pooch to curl up, while you enjoy a well-earned pint after your dog walk in Balham.
If you’re looking for a friendly local featuring quizzes, a tasty menu, cosy booth seating and sports on the big screen, The Regent is exactly that. Food ranges from burgers and bar snacks to sharing plates and all day brunch. Pooch pals are always welcome in this pub!
For sports, along with plenty of live music, comedy and of course delicious grub including the famous Balham burger, head to The Bedford, a huge converted Victorian hotel in the heart of Balham. All dishes are cooked to order, and use high quality fresh produce.
In a prime spot on the edge of Wandsworth Common, The Hope provides fresh, home-cooked food, and you can enjoy a glass of something bubbly in its inviting beer garden, enjoying al-fresco dining with your pooch.
Local vets in Balham
If you’re a dog minder in Balham and you need to find a local vet, head to Animal Choice located on Upper Tooting Park road. Also if you have a BorrowMyDoggy membership, you can also give our 24/7 Vet Line a call if you have any questions or concerns about your dog, owned or borrowed.
Pet shops in Balham
Located in nearby Streatham, Dr Doolittle’s offers grooming services as well as collars and leads and if you’re looking for a real treat why not pick up your pooch a bottle of pawsecco!
Lots of people have already found a dog walker in Balham through BorrowMyDoggy. So if after reading this, you’re thinking, that you’d like to find someone to look after your dog, you can sign up and check out members near you here.