It’s not always easy looking for a place to live that allows pets in London. If you are looking for a pet-friendly property to rent, we are here to help. At Homesite, we have furry friends of our own, so we know how hard it can be finding accommodation that accepts animals. We are a pet-friendly estate agent in Notting Hill. We liaise with our landlords so that we can help you find a suitable home for you and your pooch.

Notting Hill has a community of dog-loving humans, both at home and at work. It’s quite common to walk into a shop or office and find a pouch curled up under the desk or popping out to greet you. Our pooches come to work with us too and on our walks about the area. They get enjoy the many dog-friendly cafes and welcoming water bowls outside some of the local shops and eateries.

Are there any dog-friendly cafes in Notting Hill?

There are quite a few dog-friendly cafes in the area. Spots that are well known for welcoming our furry friends include Farm Girl Café, for example. Situated behind St Peters Church on Portobello Road, not only do they dish up a range of holistic brunches, lunches and juices, but they are also known for being dog- friendly. Some of the local pubs, such as the cock and bottle and the Grand Union also allow your doggie to come inside as long as they are well behaved. It means Sunday pub lunch is still possible in central London without having to leave your dog at home.

If you are feeling fancy, you can head to The Pet Boutique & Café on Westbourne Grove. One of the trendiest pouch friendly places, this spot is doggie heaven. You can let them be their true furry self, all while you sip on a glass of wine. This is the ultimate pet café where dogs are as welcome as humans. They also offer grooming and a dog sitting service, in case you need a couple of hours to do things while leaving your pouch in the most capable hands.

Daylesford Organic Foods on Westbourne Grove leaves a large water bowl outside their shop, as does Gail’s bakery.  There are many places which have outside seating and blankets to wrap up in on cold days so that you can sit with your furry friend. Notting Hill is a great area and a welcoming environment for man’s best friend.

Where can you walk your dog around Notting Hill and Bayswater?

You can take a stroll through Kensington Gardens which is within easy walking distance from both Notting Hill Gate and Bayswater. It’s a great inner-city spot as it has a large dog-friendly area. They can run in the long grass, chase the squirrels and meet other furry friends. You can grab a bite to eat from one of the nearby cafes or supermarkets in Queensway and have a picnic while your dog is getting some fresh air and a runaround.

Little Scrubs is a large green park at the end of Dalgarno Gardens. It’s a dog walking park so you can let them off the lead for a run around as there’s lots of space and it’s securely fenced. If you want a vast space for your dog to stretch his paws, you can go a bit further to Wormwood scrubs which is a wide open space that feels a bit like being in the countryside. A lovely walk here will definitely tire out your four-legged friend.

If you don’t have a lot of time, Avondale Park and Powis square have dog-friendly areas and are good spots for a quick exercise. These parks get busy after school hours and at the weekend when the playgrounds are busy children, so morning and early afternoon seem the best times for walkies.

You can also walk along the canal, as long as your dog is not a bird chaser! They have been known to jump in to try to catch the ducks! But it’s a lovely, peaceful walk with no traffic, and lots of natural sights and smells for doggies to sniff out.

Where can you buy doggie food, treats and toys in Notting Hill?

The Mutz Nutz, situated on Westbourne Park road, this is treat and toy heaven for pets and their owners. With a large selection of pet foods, accessories and fluffy toys, it’s hard not to furnish your home with doggie toys from this shop! The resident cat is friendly too and comes out to greet friendly doggies who pop in for packets of treats.

Portobello Pet shop on Portobello Road is one of the longest standing shops in Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove. It’s certainly the oldest local pet shop. They are a traditional style shop selling everything you need for your pets. They have all the good stuff that doggies want, rubber rings, strings of sausages, bones and chewy toys to suit all types of breeds.

Purplebone on Notting Hill is a cute colourful pet shop specialising in dogs in the city. They provide a nice selection of items for our furry friends. As well as offering a dog grooming service in-store, they have a lively attitude and provide lots of useful doggie care tips and info on their website.

We love our dogs, and so do some of our landlords. If you are looking for a home for you and your four-legged friend, get in touch to see how we can help you find a suitable pet-friendly property in Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington & Holland Park.

For more information about moving to the area, see our area guide for Notting Hill and Bayswater.

You can find out more about our office doggies in our meet the team section.