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Dog Walking in Hampstead
Hampstead, often known as Hampstead Village, is located in the North West in the London Borough of Camden. Known for its artistic, musical and literary associations. When people think of Hampstead, they instantly think of Hampstead Heath, but there are lots of other lovely places to go for dog walks in Hampstead with your borrowed or owned pup.
Hampstead Heath is one of the cities largest green spaces with woods, lakes and hills and is the perfect spot to take your dog for a long walk at the weekend. It feels like you are escaping the hustle and bustle of the city for a peaceful walk around 320 acres of land. Every time you go, it feels like you are visiting somewhere new as there are so many hidden spots. You can find Kenwood House, a former stately home, to stop for tea and cake, or lunch outside. If you want an amazing view of the city, you can climb up Parliament Hill. It is steep, but definitely worth doing whilst walking a dog.
Waterlow Park is located just by Highgate Cemetery and is a 20 acre green. It is ideal for when you want to walk a dog in Highgate without having to face the vastness of Hampstead Heath. There are three historic ponds to make you walk more scenic whilst looking out for wildlife other than dogs!
Highgate Wood is a quiet haven for dog walks in Highgate. With 28 hectares of ancient woodland, there are thousands of wildlife to be seen from butterflies to bats. There is also large open spaces for those never ending games of fetch!
Where to eat in Hampstead with your dog
Lots of places in Hampstead are dog-friendly, mainly because it’s hard to find someone in Hampstead or Highgate without a dog. The Spaniard’s Inn always welcome dogs, you are able to wash your dog before you sit down in case they enjoyed their muddy walk a bit too much. They also have hooks on the walls to secure your dog whilst you eat, and have a range dog treats to keep your pup happy. It was built in 1985 as a tollgate on the Finchley boundary and is a great place to go after dog walking in Highgate. They recently hosted a charity raffle or dogs to raise money for the charity All Dogs Matter!
The Lord Palmerston
The Lord Palmerston is a lovely dog-friendly gastropub with a great menu. Their chef is always on hand to provide a treat and a bowl of water for your pup which is a lovely touch.
The Wells Tavern
The Wells Tavern is known to be very dog friendly, there are often more dogs that people in this pub. They have a doggy menu which offers Lily’s Kitchen dry food and water bowls on tap. The ground floor have adopted a no lead policy letting your dog roam around making friends with the bar staff and other pooches.
The Bull and Last
Bull and Last are also very welcoming of dogs. They allow them in the bar area where they also hand out marrow bones and pigs ears for any dogs who have behaved well on their walk and are in need of a treat.
The Gaucho go above and beyond to be dog friendly by hosting an event on the first Sunday of every month. When booking a table, it must be made under the dog’s name so that they can prepare the personalised dog bowl and have the red carpet ready. Your dog can tuck into a selection of beef or chicken pastries made by their chef whilst you can treat yourself to Sunday Lunch. It is free to take your dog, and for every dog in attendance, £5 is donated to Battersea Cats and Dogs Home. They also have an agility course in their garden and hand out goodie bags filled with treats and toys for your pup.
Local vets in Hampstead
Village Vet in Hampstead is known to be one of the most sophisticated veterinary practices in the UK. Having been around for over 80 years, they are able to help you with anything you require under the same roof as they have four floors with necessary departments. They are happy to see clients 24 hours a day, 365 days per year!
Zasman Vet Hampstead
Zasman Vet can be found opposite the Heath and Hampstead Heath station. You can book a free appointment with the nurses for advice and they have the latest equipment to provide the highest level of care.
If you are borrowing a dog in Highgate, at some point you may need to see a vet. Highgate Vets are an independent veterinary clinic located in Highgate Village. They are open Monday to Saturday and can help if ever you have a problem, you can also call them 24 hours a day!
Don’t forget, you do have access to a 24/7 Vet Line through your BorrowMyDoggy membership for both owners and borrowers. So if you’re dog sitting in Highgate and you’re in a bit of pickle why not give them a call and they can answer any questions you may have, or advise you on what you need to do if you have any concerns.
Pet shops in Hampstead
Sniffles Dog Grooming Spa
They have a large selection of eco-friendly dog products. If you run out of poo bags whilst you walk a dog in Hampstead, this is the place to stock up. You could even spoil them with a new toy or a couple of treats!
Primrose Hill Pets
A short drive from Hampstead Heath, this ethical pet shop are very knowledgeable and happy to help answer any questions you have whether you’re an owner or are borrowing a dog in Hampstead. They are also a great place to stock up on anything you may need for your dog.