When you own a pet, over time, it inevitably becomes a part of your family. Because of that, we often want our furry friends to live the best possible life. And one of the best ways to ensure that, especially if it’s a dog or another type of animal that requires regular outdoor exercise, is to live in a pet-friendly area.
Given the fact that London is the UK’s biggest city, coming across pet-friendly areas, especially if you’re new to the city, can be quite the challenge. So, in this article, we’re going to go over:
- Which part of London has the most gardens
- Which areas of London have the highest number of vets and groomers
- Which areas of London have the highest number of animal-friendly pubs and cafes
But before we get into more detail about the above, we’d first like to tell you where you can find the most green spaces in London as well as share some of our favourites (that you should definitely visit).
Where Are The Most Green Spaces For Walks In London?
The northwest and southwest of London are the two areas of London that have the most green spaces suitable for walks. Some of the most popular parks in these two areas include:
- Hyde Park
- Richmond Park
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- The Regent’s Park
The areas with the least number of green spaces, which you should avoid if you want to be near a park, include the City of London, Islington, Bermondsey, and Peckham.
Which Part Of London Has The Most Gardens?
While there are plenty of areas throughout London that have gardens that are worthwhile visiting, there are some parts of the English capital that top the charts. They include:
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
This borough is home to some of the most affluent residents of London. And as you could imagine, the best of the best gardens are here, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Some of the most notable green areas in this part of town include Kensington Gardens and Holland Park. If you happen to live in the area, you’ll also have access to residents-only private communal gardens, which is one of the many benefits of living in this part of London.
Richmond upon Thames
Home to the largest of the Royal Parks in London (Richmond Park), Richmond upon Thames is most well known for its picturesque riverside and stunning gardens. Situated in southwest London, it’s a pretty easy area to get to if you live south of the River Thames.
Primrose Hill, which is located in the London Borough of Camden, offers Londoners some of the most stunning views of the city skyline. It’s also home to a pleasant park that is fantastic for walks throughout the year. The area of Camden is also home to Regent’s Park, which includes Queen Mary’s Gardens, which is most well known for its rose garden.
London Areas With The Highest Number Of Vets/Groomers
Though there is no official data on the number of vets/groomers and their whereabouts in London, after a quick search using Google Maps, it is evident that the largest concentration of vets and groomers in London is in the north, in zone 3 and 4 and to the southwest, in zone 3, 4, and 5.
Logically speaking, it doesn’t make much sense for groomers and vets to be located near or around central London as the rental prices of commercial properties in those areas are exceptionally high. So, if you want to move to London but don’t want to be too far from a good vet/groomer, choosing one of the above areas is a good idea.
That said, there are pets and groomers all over London; there are just fewer of them. And as far as pets and groomers in central London are concerned, the cost of their services will also be reflected on their central location.
London Areas With The Highest Number Of Animal-Friendly Pubs & Cafes
Over the years, more and more pubs and cafes, not just in London but all over the world have made their businesses pet-friendly. This comes as a result of the fact that more and more people now have pets, which they want to take with them everywhere they go. And as far as London is concerned, the areas with the highest number of animal-friendly pubs and cafes include:
- Shoreditch and Hackney
- Clapham and Battersea
- Notting Hill
That said, if your area wasn’t mentioned above, don’t worry. We advise that you head over to TripAdvisor or a similar platform, search for the type of place you want to visit and filter the results by pet-friendly. In London specifically, you won’t find a hard time coming across a pet-friendly cafe or a pub that’s nearby you.
Despite the fact that space in London is scarce, there are plenty of pet-friendly areas in England’s capital city. Hopefully, after reading this article, you have a better idea of where you want to purchase a property to give your pet the best possible life.
And remember, properties in pet-friendly areas are always in higher demand due to the green areas nearby. So, if you’re fortunate enough to secure a property in London near many green spaces, when it’s time to move on, you’ll be able to sell your house fast without an issue.