If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get more exercise, you’re in for a treat – especially if you have a four-legged friend. As January marks Walk Your Dog Month, it’s the perfect time to explore some picturesque river Thames walks with your beloved dog.
And remember, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers warmly welcomes well-behaved dogs, so you can travel in style to various dog-friendly locales.
Keep reading to discover the best dog walks in London and some of the pawsome dog-friendly attractions that the capital has to offer.
Tail-wagging dog walks along the river Thames
The Line Sculpture Trail
Begin your artistic adventure by hopping off at North Greenwich Pier and then make your way to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
This four-hour, free exploration offers a mix of art and nature, allowing you to immerse yourself in an open-air gallery featuring masterpieces by Antony Gormley and other international artists.
Marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics, this 60km path connects historic sites and modern marvels – including Kensington Palace and Camden Market.
Depart from Westminster Pier and take a short walk to your starting point, Buckingham Palace. Then, you can take a delightful river Thames walk and finish your journey at Limehouse Basin.
Capital Ring Walk
Embark on a 126km circular journey from Woolwich Foot Tunnel, encompassing South, East, North, and West London.
This route is divided into 15 segments, each offering a unique view of the city’s landmarks like Syon Park and the Thames Barrier. The starting point is just a short walk from Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) Pier.
This 15-mile walk encompasses London’s most iconic sights, including the Tate Modern and the Houses of Parliament.
Begin in the centre of Leicester Square, a brief walk from Embankment Pier, and immerse yourself in London’s history.
Check out some of London’s dog-friendly parks
Discover some of the city’s greenest and most scenic areas, each offering some incredible dog walks in London. These dog-friendly parks are a great way to get some exercise and escape the hustle and bustle of the capital.
Dog-friendly attractions and restaurants
London is home to several dog-friendly pubs, cafes and attractions where you and your pooch can rest, refuel and explore what landmarks the city has to offer.
Closest pier: Tower
Experience Tower Bridge like never before. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their owners in exploring the historic Towers and Victorian Engine rooms, not to mention the exhilarating glass floor and views!
Abuelo, Covent Garden
Closest pier: Embankment
This Australian-inspired café, a short walk from Embankment Pier, offers a cosy atmosphere for both humans and dogs, with mouth-watering dishes and delicious coffee.
Surrey Dock Farm
Closest pier: Greenland (Surrey Quays) Pier
Just a 15-minute walk along the river Thames from the pier, this farm offers a unique opportunity to engage with nature and a variety of animals in the heart of the city. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, and entry is free.
Dog Afternoon Tea at Jack and Beyond
Closest pier: Plantation Wharf
Jack and Beyond serve a unique afternoon tea that’s perfect for you and your dog. They offer a delightful four-course treat menu for your pooch, along with some delicious human-friendly options.
Dog friendly pubs
After a long day of river Thames walks, you might find yourself in need of a break. Fortunately, you can relax with a refreshing drink at one of London’s many dog-friendly pubs.
Plan your pawfect journey
As you gear up for these trips with your dog, remember that Uber Boat by Thames Clippers offers a convenient and enjoyable way to travel to these beautiful river Thames walks and attractions.
Embrace the new year with unforgettable experiences alongside your beloved companion and let us be part of your journey.