If you own a marvellous mutt, why not treat it to new experiences at these fabulous venues in London?
With Hull Trains, passengers can take their pet dog, cat or other small animals on the train with them free of charge, provided that they are well-behaved and do not inconvenience fellow travellers and staff. Full information can be found at the bottom of this article.
A royal run around
The Royal Parks offer a great spot for your and your pup to enjoy the outdoors and have a break from the bustling city. The wide, green expanses and beautiful views are ideal for long walks and playing endless rounds of fetch.
There are eight Royal Parks in total, including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Richmond Park, Bushy Park, St James's Park, The Green Park, Regent's Park and Greenwich Park. You can also visit Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens and the Grosvenor Square Gardens for natural bliss in the city.
Check out the guide to where you can take dogs within the Royal Parks.
A bit of canine culture
The Kennel Club is the country's largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. The Art Gallery is home to the biggest collection of dog paintings in Europe. Exhibitions include Dogs in War, Royal Dogs and British and Irish Vulnerable Breeds.
From Thursday 7 September 2017, Dogs of the Far East will be displayed at the gallery.
Booking is essential before visiting, so please consult The Kennel Club website for more details.
Pamper your pooch
If you fancy treating your mutt to a day of relaxation, grooming and luxury, head to The Pet Spa in Fulham. Expert staff will provide tailored treatments and bespoke services to ensure that your dog is looking and feeling its best.
Opt for a simple Wash and Fluff dry, a brand new hairstyle or a nail trim. You can also choose more extravagant packages, including facials, massages and healing baths.
A dog's dinner
Maggie Jones is a popular Kensington joint that has been serving loyal customers for nearly half a century. In fact, its name comes from Princess Anne, who would regularly book a table under the alias Maggie Jones.
As well as cooking up delicious, traditional British dishes, the friendly staff are happy to accommodate well-behaved hounds.
For uniquely-designed dog accessories, visit Bow Wow in Covent Garden. The first and only pet shop in the popular shopping area, the store will ensure that your furry friend stays on trend all year round.
They have an exclusive range of beds, leads, clothing and bowls that you can't find anywhere else, so your pup will be the talk of the town. You can even get hold of some nutritional treats and snacks.
For the cheapest fares, no booking fees and free 4G Wi-Fi, book your trip to London with Hull Trains today.
INFORMATION ON TAKING PETS ON HULL TRAINS
Passengers may take with them, free of charge and subject to conditions below, dogs, cats and other small animals (maximum two per passenger) provided they do not endanger or inconvenience passengers or staff.
Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times unless contained in a basket.
Dogs without leads, cats, birds and small animals must be carried in an enclosed basket, cage or pet carrier. It must be rigid and not open (to prevent escape) and the animal able to stand and lie down in comfort.
Animals and containers must not occupy seats, otherwise a charge will be made.
Animals are not allowed in restaurant cars except for blind persons' guide dogs or deaf persons' assistance dogs, which may be allowed into the restaurant car at the Steward's discretion. However, every effort is made to serve meals at blind or deaf persons' seats within the normal seated accommodation.
Byelaw 16 allows the train company to refuse carriage or entry to any animal. If your dog or other animal causes a nuisance or inconvenience to other passengers you may be asked to remove it from the train or railway premises by the Train Company or Rail Service Company staff."