It’s nearly the weekend and a long one too, so what do you need to make the most if it? Well our round-up of London Dog Events for the Bank Holiday weekend of course.
This one’s a bumper issue London puppers, with thirteen events to take your pick from including three dog-friendly cinema screenings, two dog shows, the Sausage takeover at Smithfield Market and much more!
There are so many pawsome things to do this weekend we are once again spoilt for choice. We’d love to be able to be at all of them but our pick of the pack for something different would have to be the Cuban themed Pooch Party in Clapham on Sunday. What better way to celebrate a long weekend than Latin style?!
When you’ve had way too much fun all weekend, you can take your human and head to Smith & Whistle for a Quarter Hounder, that’s London’s first burger for dogs in case you’re wondering. On the menu (along with a sneaky Dogtail cocktail) until Wednesday 29th August and free with any human burger!
London Dog Events on the Bank Holiday Weekend | What’s On
To decide where you need to be this weekend, click on the event links below for more details on anything that takes your fancy in our round-up of London Dog Events for the Bank Holiday weekend…
Dogs Trust and Hackney Police will be running the Dog Theft Prevention Event London Fields in Hackney on the 23rd August from 11am-3pm. Come along to find out how you
Dogs Trust and Hackney Police will be running the Dog Theft Prevention Event London Fields in Hackney on the 23rd August from 11am-3pm. Come along to find out how you can protect your dog, with free microchipping, temporary ID tags, literature and basic health checks.
As explained by the Dogs Trust:
“Dogs Trust are working in conjunction with Hackney Police to raise awareness of Dog Theft in the area. The police will be on hand to offer advice on making your home and garden secure, and what to do if your dog is stolen.
At our Community Events, a veterinary nurse will carry out a basic health check, which includes checking eyes, ears, teeth and weight, to make sure your dog is happy, fit and healthy.
The team offer free on-the-spot microchipping for dogs that aren’t yet chipped (microchipping is a legal requirement as of April 2016). We can also advise you about changing your microchip details should it be needed.
No appointment is required. We operate on a drop in basis so be sure to come along with your dog and say hello, but please keep your dog on a lead when attending our Community Events.
All breeds of dogs are welcome at our Community Events, whether a pup or an adult, however Dogs Trust will not chip active hunting hounds or litters of puppies. We ask that puppies under 6 months old are fully vaccinated and proof of vaccinations are brought along to the event. If your puppy has recently been vaccinated, they must be carried for the 10 days following their final vaccination. Dogs over 6 months old do not require proof of vaccination.”
Find us near the Lido!
(Thursday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
London Fields West Side, London, E8 3
23aug(aug 23)12:00 pm29(aug 29)10:00 pmSmith & Whistle Dog Burger Week | The Quarter Hounder12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (29) Smith & Whistle (at the Sheraton Grand), Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX Event Organized By: Smith & Whistle
Smith & Whistle Dog Burger Week Celebrating National Burger Day: First there were 'Dogtails' and now Mayfair's Smith & Whistle have created London's First Dog Burger [sic], the 'Quarter Hounder'
Smith & Whistle Dog Burger Week Celebrating National Burger Day: First there were ‘Dogtails’ and now Mayfair’s Smith & Whistle have created London’s First Dog Burger [sic], the ‘Quarter Hounder’ for London hounds.
The Quarter Hounder has been created solely for canine consumption and consists of cooked sweet potato slices instead of bread as the bun and lean chicken breast as the meat. For garnishes, hound healthy kale and tomato is included and you can choose to add cheese as an optional extra.
Your pup can enjoy the Smith & Whistle Dog Burger on the terrace and in the main bar from Thursday 23rd August to Wednesday 29th August and as a special treat, as long as your human orders a burger, your Quarter Hounder is complimentary! More info here.
So if you’re drooling London doggos, then get your human to book now on 0207 4996321 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event image courtesy of the event organisers.
23 (Thursday) 12:00 pm - 29 (Wednesday) 10:00 pm
Smith & Whistle (at the Sheraton Grand)
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX
Smith & Whistle
ChihuahuaTown events presents, DachshundTown A Day At The Races! August 2018 will see the return of DachshundTown with an exciting new fun theme to the day Enjoy shopping, have lunch and meet friends.
ChihuahuaTown events presents, DachshundTown A Day At The Races!
August 2018 will see the return of DachshundTown with an exciting new fun theme to the day
Enjoy shopping, have lunch and meet friends. Treat yourself to a cake, a glass of bubbly from the bar, watch our brand new red carpet event, The Posh Hat Fashion Show, and if you’re bringing a dog, take part in tons of fun activities.
There are new show classes, contests, brand new Dachshund races, trick dog performances, and special guest appearances!
Take part in our Dachshund Mini Show Jumping!
Let your dog kick off their shoes, and enjoy a paddle in our shallow splash pools!
Prizes and rosettes to be won, glitz, glamour, music and a fabulous atmosphere
A Day At The Races is THE event on every Dachshund fanatics calendar and is set to be even bigger than our previous DachshundTown festival!
Once you’ve purchased admission tickets to attend, you can return to our ticket office and book a ticket for each dog that will attend with you on the day. Show your ticket with your dog on arrival, to get a free little treat bag!
There is so much going on at DachshundTown A Day At The Races…
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races Fun Dog Show:
Rosettes for winning dogs placed 1st to 10th in every class!
The Best in Show winner will win a gorgeous huge rosette, large bag of dog food, trophy, and a uk holiday!
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races Posh Hat Fashion Show:
For maximum glitz and glamour, take part in DachshundTowns’s brand new red carpet event, The Posh Hat Fashion Show.
Dress your Dachshund in your favourite handmade or shop bought hat, and take to the red carpet for a chance of your dog becoming the grand winner of DachshundTown’s posh hat fashion show, taking home amazing prizes, a glitzy crown & massive rosette!
Music, live commentary, backdrops, red carpet, glitz and glamour set the scene!
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races Hopping Hoops
A fun Dachshund race, with hoops to race through
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races The Cheese Run!
Everyones favourite race!
Tons of fun & large rosettes to be won!
The cheese will be supplied.
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races The Donut Dash!!
Brand NEW for 2018
Bright donut cushions, tons of laughter and total madness set the scene!
Large rosettes to be won
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races MINI SHOW JUMPING!
Grab an entry ticket and have a go at Dachshund mini show jumping.
We have a tiny show jumping course, made for teeny weeny short leg dogs, with mini jumps 1.5 to 2inch high, these jumps are stepping height.
A little rosette for every dog who gets a clear round on the course
(Youll find tickets in our ticket office, entry is by prebooked ticket)
☆☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races Elmo the trick dog
Elmo, a world champion trick dog returns to show off his latest tricks!
There’ll be a chance to speak to his trainer for top tips on training your own dog
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races Shop Till You Drop!
Shop Shop Shop
We are known for packing in the trade stands, but this event has even more shopping!
Stalls and stands selling just about anything and everything for dogs.
With many of our trade stands specialising in small and long dog clothing.
Youll find collars, beds, posh treats and much more!
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races ☆☆ Go VIP ☆☆
The Royal Enclosure
Purchase a VIP admission ticket and access the VIP marquee, where we will serve complementary Juice, bottled water and a large selection of complimentary cakes and snacks at lunchtime . VIP ticket holders can enjoy a rest in our VIP chillout area, with comfortable cushions, and throws to relax on. VIP is located ringside.
☆ DachshundTown A Day At The Races Tickets can be purchased at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/chihuahuatown. Tickets from £3.00 – £10.00 + booking fee. Dog show entries £2.00 + booking fee.
If you have other small toy sized dogs that are not Dachshund or Dachshund crosses, you are very welcome to bring them along to enjoy the day.
They can pop into the photo studio for a mini photoshoot , splash in our pools, and relax in our shade marquee.
Theyll be made very welcome, but please be aware that they wont be able to take part in our show classes, contests or the fashion show.
DachshundTown A Day At The Races Parking:
The venue has its own car park, which is located at the event. Parking is subject to a charge of 1.00 per car, for the duration of the event.
Flyer and event text courtesy of the event organiser
(Saturday) 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Stoke Road, Linslade, Bedfordshire LU7 0DU
The All Dogs Matter Narrowboat Doggy Brunch August edition is on this weekend on Saturday 25th August! Have a read of our feature of a previous All Dogs Matter Narrowboat Doggy
The All Dogs Matter Narrowboat Doggy Brunch August edition is on this weekend on Saturday 25th August! Have a read of our feature of a previous All Dogs Matter Narrowboat Doggy Brunch for more on what to expect.
On offer will be freshly made dog treats and doggy ‘pup up’ stalls by Ellery Bow and Pet Hates Toys.
For humans there will be a Doggy inspired Brunch Menu available.
All Dogs Matter Narrowboat Doggy Brunch is from 10am- 12pm. A £5 ticket gets you complimentary tea/coffee with £5 going straight to All Dogs Matter! No need to book, you can just show up and pay the £5 donation on the door.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Narrow Boat
119 St Peter’s Street, London, N1 8PZ
All Dogs Matterinfo@alldogsmatter.co.uk
25aug12:00 pm8:00 pmHackney Downs Summer Festival & Hackney Dog Show12:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN London, United Kingdom Event Organized By: The Star by Hackney Downs
Hackney Downs Summer Festival & Hackney Dog Show are brought to you by community-hub-pub The Star by Hackney Downs as they decamp to Hackney Downs Park for some village vibes with
Hackney Downs Summer Festival & Hackney Dog Show are brought to you by community-hub-pub The Star by Hackney Downs as they decamp to Hackney Downs Park for some village vibes with a city twist on August 25th.
Boasting an outdoor Funktion one sound system, We Are The Sunset of are curating a day of top DJs playing blissed-out beats, Balearic bangers, oddball disco and general eclectic niceness. The line up is yet to be confirmed (including the Hackney Dog Show times) but promises great things.
Back for the second year will be the Hackney Dog Show organised by East London four-legged favourites Pack and Clowder. So if you think pup is best in show, email email@example.com to take part.
Stay up to date on the event Facebook Page.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Star by Hackney Downs
35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN London, United Kingdom
Smithfield 150 hosts the Smithfield 150 Sausage Dog Parade with #SausageWalkLondon on August 25th. The Smithfield 150 Sausage Dog Parade with #SausageWalkLondon is taking place at London’s iconic meat market,
Smithfield 150 hosts the Smithfield 150 Sausage Dog Parade with #SausageWalkLondon on August 25th.
The Smithfield 150 Sausage Dog Parade with #SausageWalkLondon is taking place at London’s iconic meat market, Smithfield, on Saturday 25 August 2018 to coincide with the market’s 150th birthday.
Smithfield 150 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Markets and will showcase the best of London’s vibrant culture and creativity. This August Bank Holiday weekend Culture Mile will take over the markets in Smithfield as well as the surrounding streets, lanes and hidden spaces around Farringdon for a FREE, fun-filled festival spectacular.
As part of the weekend’s festivities, Culture Mile, in association with #SausageWalkLondon, is inviting sausage dogs and their human friends to join a dedicated parade at 2.30pm on Saturday 25 August. The parade route will take them through Smithfield Market’s Cloth Fair and around the Victorian Rotunda garden, making dachshunds the rightful stars of the show!
Meet outside the Rising Sun Pub, 38 Cloth Fair, EC1A 7JQ from 2pm for a 2.30pm start! Map here.
Event image and text courtesy of the event organisers
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rising Sun Pub
38 Cloth Fair, EC1A 7JQ
Sausage Walk London
Whippet Up Club Tropicana returns in August to zoom and raise money for the Galgos Club Tropicana style! At Club Tropicana, zooms are free! So join the Whippet Up group on
Whippet Up Club Tropicana returns in August to zoom and raise money for the Galgos Club Tropicana style!
At Club Tropicana, zooms are free! So join the Whippet Up group on Sunday 26th August for a summer hurrah on the ‘Heath.
Meeting point is the park entrance where South End Road and South Hill Road meet – directly opposite Hampstead Heath overground station. There will be two groups, one setting off at 10:30am and the other at 10:45am.
All money raised at the Whippet Up Club Tropicana Meetup will go to Galgos del Sol and Yo Galgo.
Event text and images courtesy of the event organiser.
(Sunday) 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hampstead Heath Overground Station
Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club Streatham | Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but all too often, they get the short end of the (chewing)
Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club Streatham | Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club
Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but all too often, they get the short end of the (chewing) stick and miss out on much of the human fun. This is why the pooch-friendly establishments of Exhibit Bars in South London are hosting a series of canine-friendly cinema screenings for dogs and their parents to enjoy together. Not only will the screenings feature some of the best doggy movies of all time, but dogs will be treated to bottomless treats and a glass (or bowl!) of Pawsecco on arrival. See our exclusive Balham Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club Preview review here to see what it’s all about!
Exhibit Bars are well-known for their boutique cinema screens. In Streatham Hill, Exhibit B’s Dark Room screening area becomes a canine paradise with blankets and cushions for the dogs to relax on. All Puppy Love Brunch Club films have been hand-picked to be dog friendly and will be presented with lower audio levels so as not to scare the dogs. The first films will be ‘Turner and Hooch’ and ‘Lady and the Tramp’. Tickets for screenings include brunch dish and an hour and a half of unlimited bubbles for human guests. Dogs go free and receive the full VIP treatment with bottomless treats, a glass of dog-friendly fizz on arrival, and as many hugs as they can cope with from the Exhibit team! The Puppy Love Brunch Cinema.
Tickets for Puppy Love Brunch (Film: Lady and The Tramp) are available from: Dog-Friendly Cinema Exhibit Streatham| £25– cinema + brunch + 1.5hrs unlimited bubbly for human guests. DOGS – Go free in exchange for cuddles with the team (from the dogs not humans)
There are also Puppy Love Brunches taking place at Exhibit Balham, see our London Dog Events Calendar for more info.
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1EF
For 6 weeks (until 26 August) recently opened Bluebird Café, located in White City’s iconic Television Centre, will welcome guests and their four-legged friends to enjoy a very special
For 6 weeks (until 26 August) recently opened Bluebird Café, located in White City’s iconic Television Centre, will welcome guests and their four-legged friends to enjoy a very special afternoon tea ‘A Pup of Tea’ Doggie Afternoon Tea in aid of Wild at Heart Foundation in partnership with Europe’s number one destination dedicated to dog-welcoming holidays & travel – .
Pups and humans can pop along for tea every Sunday from 2.30pm – 5pm for an exclusive afternoon tea offering a delicious spread for humans and dogs so that the favourite British past time can be enjoyed just like tea at home.
Read our review of the VIP(ups) ‘A Pup of Tea’ launch party here to get an idea of what you can expect.
For just £21.50, ‘A Pup of Tea’ Doggie Afternoon Tea includes vegan dog cookies, made with banana and vegan peanut butter and handmade by Head Chefs Simon Gregory & Prashant Patil. Lily’s Kitchen will also provide some naturally delicious and wholesome vegan treats, all of which will be served in luxury dog bowls from PetsPyjamas. Alongside will be something for humans and taking inspiration from its sister site Bluebird Chelsea’s much-loved afternoon tea, a three tiered selection of Jam and cream fruit scones, Chocolate swiss roll, Carrot and citrus cupcakes, Cucumber and Smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches will be on offer. To make it pooch perfect, pups will receive a complimentary summer goodie bag from PetsPyjamas with a travel water bowl, yummy treats, toy and doggy essentials when dining on the ‘Pup of Tea’ menu.
‘A Pup of Tea’ Doggie Afternoon Tea will run for six weeks from 22nd July in support of Wild at Heart Foundation; a charity that supports animal welfare projects, particularly dog rescue, adoption and rehoming. Bluebird Café will add a discretionary £1 donation to all ‘Pup of Tea’ bills.
Reservations for ‘A Pup of Tea’ can be made by calling 020 3940 0700 or online via www.bluebirdcafe.co.uk.
(Sunday) 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bluebird Cafe White City
Bluebird Cafe, 2 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London W12 7RF
After the first Dog Factor 2018 was cancelled this year due to the weather, there is now a new date booked in! Get ready for Dog Factor 2018...has your pooch got
After the first Dog Factor 2018 was cancelled this year due to the weather, there is now a new date booked in!
Get ready for Dog Factor 2018…has your pooch got what it takes? A great family afternoon with lots of fun to be had and some fabulous prizes to be won in the Dog Show.
Details of the Dog Factor 2018 dog show classes are on the flyer below:
Have a look at our Dog Factor blog post to see what’s in store…
(Sunday) 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Finsbury Park, Manor House Gate, London N4, UK
All Dogs Matterinfo@alldogsmatter.co.uk
26aug5:00 pm9:30 pmHavana Nights Cuban Themed Pooch Party5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Coffee Studio 7Gr., 139 Clapham Road London SW9 0HP Event Organized By: The London Animal Hospital and Lapdog Photo Productions
Lapdog Photo Productions and The London Animal Hospital would like to invite you to Havana Nights Cuban
Lapdog Photo Productions and The London Animal Hospital would like to invite you to Havana Nights Cuban Themed Pooch Party – a Pooch Pop-up Premiere and Summer Social Spectacular like no other. Truly a VIP experience for you and your canine compadres.
Join us for an evening of Cuban Cocktails, Doggy Mocktails and Latin Beats: a Havana themed pup-party, photoshoot and London dog meet-up – all hosted at the funky new start-up Coffee Studio 7Gr., Clapham.
Meetup with other doggy parents from around London, from your local parks and from social media – finally put a pooch parent to that pup you’re following on social!
Enjoy a lazy August Bank Holiday weekend meeting fellow dog owners, sipping Mojitos and Cuba Libras, spoiling your fur-babies and capturing memories of you together, to keep forever. Visit Coffee Studio’s market courtyard to view the best boutique product offerings from London’s independent makers and stockists of doggy gear.
Havana Nights Cuban Themed Pooch Party Tickets are priced at £18 (plus £1.99 booking fee) per human which includes entry for up to three dogs per ticket, and entitles you and your lucky pups to a free:
- Cuban Cocktail on Arrival
- Doggy Mocktails for Pooches
- ‘Style and Shape’ Pre-shoot Session
- Fun Photo-shoot with Latin Props
- First View of London’s Boutique Brands
- Latin Beats, Doggy Treats and Giveaways
- Fully Loaded Goody Bag
Opened in March 2018 the uber stylish decor and big space welcomes coffee drinkers and cocktail aficionados alike. Both a workshop space facilitating a barista school and an evening hangout where mixologists create masterpieces, this ultra cool hub is as international as it is entrepreneurial, and it typifies modern London living.
THE SHOOT AND THE LOOT
Lapdog Photo Productions will be hosting individual mini photo shoots of you and your beloved beauties in their chic mobile studio. Your pooch will be treated to a ‘Style and Shape’ pre-shoot beauty and dress-up session. Capture the evening’s memories with Havana style portraits complete with props, backdrops and accessories.
Your VIP experience wouldn’t be complete without a delightful doggie goodie bag curated by South London’s leading veterinary practice, The London Animal Hospital, stacked full of treats and toys for your magnificent mutt.
Social media meetup and VIP pop-up combined with a boutique product showcase and dog community social. All with a latin twist.
Havana Nights Cuban Themed Pooch Party Image and Description courtesy of the Event Organisers.
(Sunday) 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffee Studio 7Gr.
139 Clapham Road London SW9 0HP
The London Animal Hospital and Lapdog Photo Productions
Back for the August Bank Holiday Weekend! The next Clapham Picturehouse dog-friendly cinema screening is Disney film Christopher Robbin showing on Monday 27th August 2018. FIlm Synopsis Overworked and disillusioned with adult
Back for the August Bank Holiday Weekend! The next Clapham Picturehouse dog-friendly cinema screening is Disney film Christopher Robbin showing on Monday 27th August 2018.
Overworked and disillusioned with adult life, Christopher Robin is a world away from his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But a chance encounter with Winnie the Pooh, now tattered after years of hugs and play, reminds him of the days of wonder and make-believe that defined his youth. After a mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang, including Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger, step out of the Hundred Acre Wood and into London to return a few crucial possessions to their old friend – and help him enjoy life again.
Well behaved dogs are welcomed at this Clapham Picturehouse Dog-Friendly Cinema Screening! Read our review of our visit to Dog-Friendly Cinema at Clapham Picturehouse to see what’s in store.
Adults £14.10, Children £7.70 Get your tickets here.
(Monday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
76 Venn St, London SW4 0AT
Puppy Love Brunch Outdoor Cinema Balham | 101 Dalmations Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club Balham is back in August with 'Puppy Love Brunch Puppy Love Brunch Outdoor Cinema' -, this time
Puppy Love Brunch Outdoor Cinema Balham | 101 Dalmations
Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club Balham is back in August with ‘Puppy Love Brunch Puppy Love Brunch Outdoor Cinema’ -, this time it’s dog-friendly cinema in the exclusive Outdoor Cinema on the Garden Terrace! Enjoy brunch from 12.30pm, with free flowing bubbles, while watching the film 101 Dalmatians. For our doggy friends there are bottomless doggy treats so they can join in the fun.
See our exclusive Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club Preview review here to see what it’s all about (the indoor cinema version).
Tickets for screenings include brunch dish and an hour and a half of unlimited bubbles for human guests. Dogs go free and receive the full VIP treatment with bottomless treats, a glass of dog-friendly fizz on arrival, and as many hugs as they can cope with from the Exhibit team! The Puppy Love Brunch Cinema.
Tickets for Puppy Love Brunch Cinema Club Balham are available from: Dog-Friendly Cinema Exhibit Balham | Option 1: £15 – cinema + brunch or Option 2: £30 – cinema + brunch + 1.5hrs unlimited bubbly for human guests.
(Monday) 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
12 Balham Station Rd, London SW12 9SG
London Dog Events on the Bank Holiday Weekend | Belinha’s Dog-Friendly Tip
Belinha’s Dog-friendly tip this week has to be the pawsome dog-friendly boat adventure on the Regents Canal with Go Boat London. I know we’ve featured this before as a dog-friendly tip back in April but after we finally got to experience it for ourselves this month we literally cannot ‘bark’ about this enough. Read our dog-friendly Go Boat London review for all the details (including dog-friendly tips in the area) and then book your own boat!
THAT’S IT FOR THE ROUNDUP OF LONDON DOG EVENTS FOR THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND , YOU CAN FIND OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS ON OUR LONDON DOG EVENTS CALENDAR