We did a walkabout along King’s Road last week to identify dog friendly places and restaurants – and wanted to mention of the Duke of York Square – which is just where King’s Road meets Sloane Square.It was here that we came to meet Father Christmas and I barked at him and his reindeer! Even then we were welcomed – by Sir Hans Sloane himself – though he doesn’t have much to say.
Similar to our experiences along King’s Road, most of the stores here are dog friendly. We have not come across any stores that said we can’t.
From Taschen To JosephTo ZaraAnd especially at Mummy’s hairdressers – to the point that when Mummy goes without George or I, they would ask after us. Or if it’s only just one of us, they ask about the other. We always feel very welcomed at Richard Ward.
None of the restaurants here allow dogs inside but – like Italian at Manicomio, where we can sit outside under umbrellasComptoir Libanais were a little unsure if we could sit outside – and just after we asked, Georgie did a little poo. Bad timing George! But apparently we are allowed.
Just inside of the Saatchi Gallery there’s also Mess Cafe with outside seating – not inside though.
But of course we’re not allowed inside the Saatchi Gallery.
We usually like going there on Saturdays as that’s the market day – we’re allowed to wander around the stalls which is full of enticing smells that calls my name!Stopped to watch a band playing.As we leave the Square, we always walk past this sweet statue of a girl and boy called “Two Pupils”In memory of the the Duke of York’s Military School that used to be there.
May’s comment: Like the majority of retail shops along King’s Road, I am not aware of any stores at Duke of York Square that does not allow dogs inside. It’s a compact pedestrian zone destination with quite a few brand names, plus it’s a good reprieve after walking the very long King’s Road or Sloane Street.
There aren’t any restaurants at the Duke of York Square that has inside seating for dogs but all of the cafes and restaurants have outdoor seating – some have heated outdoor areas.
And if not within the square – there’s Poilane across the street Behind Peter Jones, The Botanist and Colbert on Sloane Square – restricted areas but good enough.