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    Bringing Your Pets into the Office: The Pet-Friendly London Areas for Professionals

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    By Edward Griffin, CEO of WorkPad

    It’s back to the office for many, and for the 3.2 million households which welcomed a new pet into their lives over the pandemic, there may be concerns over separation anxiety, being allowed to bring our furry friends into the office, and how to keep their dogs well-behaved and popular among your colleagues.

    But for pet-owning professionals, there’s no need to worry, as office space provider WorkPad’s pro-pet policy welcomes well-behaved pets across its Prime London locations.

    Here, we share some of the top locations to take your pet, from the daily walk to an after-work drink.

    Soho

    Known as a hub for creative agencies, Soho has a number of pet friendly cafes and parks to take your dog for a walk during your lunch break.

    For the perfect walk
    Soho Square: Located in the heart of Soho, this dog friendly park is perfect for taking your dog for a walk and run around during your lunch hour

    For a working lunch
    Kingly Court:  Just off Carnaby Street is Soho’s iconic Kingly Court, a three-story alfresco dining hub with 21 of the best international restaurants. The perfect place for you both to enjoy an after-work meal with friends, furry or otherwise.

    Something for your furry friend
    Bow Wow: For the most pampered of pooches, this boutique pet shop is fully stocked with designer accessories, toys, edible accessories and more

    Fitzrovia

    One of the West End’s hidden gems, Fitzrovia is within walking distance to one of London’s best dog-friendly parks and a host of dog-friendly cafes.

    For the perfect walk
    The Regents Park: One of London’s royal parks, The Regents Park combines large open spaces, ideal for energetic dogs to run freely in, and beautiful floral gardens for you both to explore.

    For a working lunch
    Harris + Hoole: Located on New Cavendish Street, this speciality coffee shop offers an array of coffees and seasonal drinks, and also welcomes pets with open arms.

    Something for your furry friend
    Trims and Treats: Is your dog’s fur getting a little out of hand? Trims and Treats’ is open to all breeds of dogs that are looking to get a fresh makeover, including clipping, scissor work, drying and more.

    Farringdon

    This small district located in the southern part of Islington, is a superb bohemian business location that has a number of small dog friendly parks, ideal for a quick lunchtime walk.

    For the perfect walk
    Saint John’s Gardens: A quaint, quiet park, filled with palm trees is a great area to bring the dog for a lunch time walk if you are looking for a tranquil green space to unwind in.

    For a working lunch
    The Clerkenwell Kitchen: This soothing restaurant on Clerkenwell Close has a sunny terrace out back that is ideal for dog owners who want to take their pets out for lunch whilst making sure they have plenty of fresh air.

    Something for your furry friend
    Pets Love Fresh: If you want to treat your dog to the finest, 100% natural dog food in the capital, head down to Pets Love Fresh for real British meat with zero preservatives.

    Marylebone

    Located in the city of Westminster, Marylebone is one of the busiest and most thriving areas you’ll find in the capital. This doesn’t mean there aren’t any areas to take your dog for a relaxing walk.

    For the perfect walk
    Paddington Street Gardens: Opened in 1866, this hidden gem is perfect for dogs of all different energy levels to stretch their legs. Filled with large trees and beautiful flower beds, your dog will be well stimulated.

    For a working lunch
    31 Below: This neighbourhood café is perfect for those looking for a dog-friendly brunch spot. Offering tapas style small plates and delicious mains, this quaint spot is sure to satisfy your lunchtime hunger.

     Something for your furry friend
    Mr and Mrs Small: Located on New Cavendish Street, this café also doubles up as a pet shop and dog grooming parlour. Perfect for those that want a quick snack whilst tending to their doggy’s makeover needs.

    Holborn

    As central London locations go, few are as convenient and accessible as Holborn. Nestled in the area between Covent Garden and Kings Cross, it’s an ideal part of the city and popular with many businesses.

    For the perfect walk
    Red Lion Square Gardens: Equipped with a café, benches and a generous lawn, this peaceful park is ideal for those who want to grab a coffee whilst letting the furry friend get in some exercise.

    For a working lunch
    Abuelo: An Australian meets South American coffee-house and kitchen, Abuelo serves specialty coffees and teas, and an all-day menu of ethically sourced, farm to table food. What’s more, this café is dog friendly.

    Something for your furry friend
    Piddle Patch: If you’re still struggling to potty train your puppy, head over to Piddle Patch where you can train your dog the natural way with a soil-free, real grass toilet.

     

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