Missing your dog? Love furry four legged friends? Fancy seeing London's greener, more gentle side? Join me & my rescue dog for a lovely walk in one of London's most beautiful local parks. We will meet for a leisurely walk with the furry one, enjoying the mature trees, pretty landscaping & lively squirrels of Queen's Park - followed by a coffee & cake in a dog-friendly cafe. You will meet lots of dogs on the way and get to ask questions & find out about life in London for dog lovers. For avid animal lovers there is a small urban farm in the park, & for under 10s, a wonderful playground. Note: If you are hankering after a more substantial 2-4 hour walk, get in touch directly & I can design a doggy walk that fits your plans either in central London or beyond.
I love London & dogs - and if you like one or the other, read on... London's green spaces are possibly one of the city's best kept secrets & I'm lucky enough to live near a few lovely parks & walk my dog every day. I am a London-born mum of two and love to travel. My background is in urban planning & parks (I've worked in a few London parks). I'm a co-founder of SharedCity, a cultural exchange programme. On our walks, our furry companion is Biscuit, a five year old rescue dog & therapy dog. She's half husky and half lab - very furry, foxy & fun. She's gentle with children, laid back with adults & loves having a tummy rub. Biscuit & I would love to show you our London - one filled with fresh air, green spaces, doggy cuddles and (weather permitting) al fresco coffee.
Queen's Park comprises 30 acres (12 ha) of beautifully designed parkland, created in the 1880s and named to honour Queen Victoria. The park is managed sustainably & includes a small woodland & ornamental gardens. Nearby is Paddington Cemetery - a gem of a cemetery (where Michael Bond, the creator of Paddington Bear, is laid to rest). This is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the hustle & bustle, very popular with dogwalkers.
The walks will be fairly gentle but be prepared for all weathers and sometimes muddy terrain. Waterproofs and wellies can be useful. Talk to me before & I will choose the right walk for you.
Walkies On London's Doggy Side