The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in London

The Egerton House Hotel in London will treat your pup like a VIP
The Egerton House Hotel in London will treat your pup like a VIP | Courtesy of Egerton House Hotel / Expedia
Emilie Hall

Pooch-induced guilt pangs from leaving your dog behind can really ruin a restorative stay in London. Next time, choose a hotel from our list of pet-approved accommodations, where man and beast are pampered alike and get to experience top-drawer service and thoughtful touches. These dog-friendly hotels in London, all bookable with Culture Trip, have really thought of everything: on-call groomers, dedicated dog sitters, designer dog beds and guides to the neighbourhood that have your four-legged friends in mind. You’ll both have a whole new leash on life.

1. Town Hall Hotel & Apartments

Boutique Hotel

A chic and airy guest room with parquet floors, warm wood furnishings and high ceilings at Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green
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Bring Fido to experience London’s East End and the leafy reaches of nearby Victoria Park. Town Hall isn’t just dog-friendly, it’s dog-ecstatic. The concierges will be happy to point you towards barking-good walks in Bethnal Green and beyond. Plus, you can treat your pooch to a slap-(p)up supper at the bar. And, you’d be wagging your tail, too, if you could, at the sight of the hotel’s elegant Edwardian period features, sky-lit swimming pool and cosy Corner Room restaurant.

2. The Portobello Hotel

Boutique Hotel

A sumptuous guest room at the Portobello Hotel in Notting Hill, with antique furnishings, gilded mirror and warm yellow walls
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Bohemians, showbiz types and antique enthusiasts love this eclectic West London bolthole, just a meander from the namesake weekend market. There are bowls, beds and treats provided for furry companions and wondrously well-stocked minibars for humans, too. When you need a run around (on four legs or two), head to Hyde Park or Holland Park for green space galore.

3. Blakes Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Luxurious bedroom in shades of grey with four-poster bed, velvet couch and Venetian chandelier at Blakes Hotel London
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They make a big fuss over fluffy friends at this sumptuous South Kensington hotel. The 24/7 pet concierge will make sure there are a bed, a water bowl and treats in your room, dish out dog walking maps and even book spa services for your four-legged friend at Chelsea pooch parlour Love My Human. Need some alone time? The hotel can arrange a sitter, so you can dine in the decadent bistro and stay up late in the basement bar.

4. The Milestone Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel, Hotel

The impressive red-and-white brick Victorian facade of the Milestone Hotel in Kensington, lit up at dusk
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We hardly have space to list the pampering amenities for pooches at the Milestone Hotel. In fact, they should really rename themselves “the extra milestone”. You’ll get a tailor-made welcome hamper that includes a plush branded bed, a special menu and fresh mineral water (nothing but the finest). Bonus points for the do-not-disturb sign that says “pet sleeping” and the extra treat at turndown.

5. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Suite Hotel, Business Hotel, Hotel

Moroccan-inspired spa with pool, zellige-tile patterns on the walls and potted palms at St Pancras Renaissance, London
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Pretend you’ve stepped back in time to a more glamorous age of travel (or the set of a Wes Anderson film) at this grand Victorian-era railway hotel that celebrates journeys of all kinds. And, just like Dorothy had Toto and Shaggy had Scoobs, your partner in adventure can certainly come, too – dogs are welcome in every room of the hotel, for a small fee. Regent’s Park and its titular canal – home to the dog-friendly Towpath Cafe – are a few minutes from the hotel’s very grand front door.

6. Rosewood London

Hotel

A room at Rosewood London with check-pattern carpet, high ceilings, white walls, artwork and a king bed with white bedding
Courtesy of Rosewood London / Expedia
In our next life, we’re coming back as Pearl, the lucky resident retriever who gets to reside rent-free at Rosewood London, definitely one of the most dog-friendly hotels in London. But, it’s not just Pearl who gets doted on here – every dog is made to feel part of the family. For true indulgence, book the Canine Package – you’ll be put up in a grand premier suite and get a treatment in the Moroccan-inspired spa downstairs; your pooch will get a Barbour bed, Lily’s Kitchen meals and an hour-long grooming session by the hotel’s on-call canine coiffeur.

7. The Egerton House Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Sumptuous sitting room at Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge, with fireplace, paintings, velvet couch and antiques
Courtesy of Egerton House Hotel / Expedia
The Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge will treat your pup like a VIP, aka Very Important Pet. There’s a welcome hamper on arrival with toys galore and even a doggie afternoon tea with meatloaf, homemade biscuits and rosé pawsecco (we’re not making this up). The London dog-friendly hotel has also partnered with (p)up-scale grooming salon Pet Pavilion to offer luxury spa packages, so you can use the time to hit up Harrods for an hour or two.

8. The Athenaeum

Hotel

King room with brown velvet furnishings, grey carpet, mirrored wall and designer globe chandelier at Athenaeum Hotel, London
Courtesy of Athenaeum Hotel / Expedia

Bring perfectly behaved pets to the Athenaeum on Piccadilly. By day, you two can shop ‘til you drop on Bond Street, and, if you plan to hit a Mayfair member’s club by night, a member of the Bone Rangers (seriously, they exist) will take your high-class hound on long, evening walks in Green Park and give them one-to-one companionship (read: lots of company and cuddles) to stave off any separation anxiety. Bless.

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