What’s On January: Dog Friendly Events in London

Christmas is gone, the new year has arrived, and everyone’s bank balance is looking much worse for wear. That’s right, it’s January. So for those of you suffering from a bad case of the winter blues, we’ve found six things to do with your pet this month – from dog-friendly cinema screenings to an apres ski party for your pup.

Londog walk

5th January: The Londog’s Human & Dog Adventure Walk

Where: Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LD

Explore some of the lesser known corners of London with the Londog, which is leading a walk through the city. There’ll be riverside paths, panoramic views, and even a small boat ride, and a trip to a dog-friendly farm. The event promises plenty of opportunities to meet other dog owners, as well a chance to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and a cake. Visit thelondog.com.

12th January: Doga Class

Where: Bowling Green Walk 40 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6 EU

Getting fit is a perennial resolution, and at a class of doga you can do it while hanging out with your canine companion. The 90-minute class includes meditation, breathing, and yoga poses, all done with your dog. Large and small pooches are welcomed, however dogs must be over 6 months, and well socialised. If you can’t make the 12th, there are plenty more dates on offer. Visit dogamahny.designmynight.com.

19th January: 8-Week Dog Agility Class

Where: Thynne Lodge, Green Lane, Staines-Upon-Thames, TW18 3LX

If your new year’s resolution was to teach your dog some new tricks, this eight-week agility course could be a good place to start. Pooches will get a chance to use equipment, learn sequences and, hopefully, deepen the bond with their humans. Bear in mind, this is just outside the capital, so means some travel for Londoners. Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk.

20th January: Fetch & Follow’s Walk & Talk Series

Where: Victoria Park, London, E3 5TB

Head on down to east London’s Victoria Park, for a brisk new year’s walk and a chance to learn more about healthy eating for your dog. If you’ve been eyeing up a new lead or collar, there’s also the opportunity to try them on first, before you commit. We hear rumour of a doggie goodie bag for attendees as well…Visit: www.facebook.com.

20th January: Dog Friendly Cinema Screening – Stan & Ollie

Where: Picturehouse Central, Corner of Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, London W1D 7DH.

Dogs can cosy up next to you at London’s Picturehouse Central cinema to enjoy a screening of Stan & Ollie – which features Steve Coogan and John C Reilly as comedy legends Laurel and Hardy. Lights are set slightly higher than usual, and the volume is turned down, to make it extra comfy for the hounds in the audience. Visit www.picturehouses.com.

21st January: ‘Sip & Snuggle’ Dog Friendly Screening – Little Miss Sunshine

Where: South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, London, EC2M2AF

21st January 2019 marks Blue Monday, which is said to be the most depressing day of the year – however at South Place Hotel in London, they are bringing some cheer into the new year with their ‘Sip and Snuggle’ dog friendly cinema screenings. Bring your pup along to their heated Secret Garden terrace to enjoy a screening of Little Miss Sunshine. Arrive from 6.30pm for a 7pm start where you can enjoy a hot chocolate as well as healthy doggy treats. South Place are also showing When Harry Met Sally on the 26th January. For every ticket sold, £3 will be donated to the Wild at Heart Foundation. Visit southplacehotel.com.

26th January: Apres Christmas Dog Party

Wander around a Thameside ski resort with your dog in tow at this south London party. Humans can expect their own burger or hot dog and drink (with veggie options included), while greedy hounds can get stuck into free unlimited treats. Ticket sales will be donated to local charity DOTS London (Dogs on the Streets), which runs a support and care service for the homeless community and their dogs. Visit: www.eventbrite.com.

Are you heading out with your pup this January? Tell us your plans in the comments below!

Emma Tucker is a London-based writer and editor, who's been covering all things design-related for the past six years. After studying English Literature she spent several years working at magazines including Dezeen and Creative Review, before going freelance. Emma's now a regular contributor to several magazines, including The Spaces and Pitch, and also works with design brands on copywriting and editorial projects. On a day-to-day basis she's assisted by puppy PA and cockapoo Bear.

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