A new dawn, a new day, a new place!!!

It is true! I am inside Peter Jones, the department store on Sloane Square!  has just changed their policy to allow dogs inside!!!!!

Here we are!Look! They have taken off the Guide Dogs Only signage on the doors!  It must be true!

We took the lifts to the second floor.To look at the pretty lights.And to celebrate the news, Mummy actually stopped to have a quick spot of lunch at Benugo Cafe. We didn’t bother to ask if we’re allowed on the 6th floor food court – that might be pushing it, but Benugo was plenty fine.

And then she took me up to the 5th floor because she was up there once in the Bed section and she had looked out the window and saw London rooftops and skyline.And she wanted to show it to me. And down below was Sloane Square.

Things are looking better each day.


May’s comment:  Peter Jones, a department store in Sloane Square, Chelsea (a John Lewis store) once upon a time allowed dogs in there. There was a policy change a few years ago and only allowed guide dogs.  But a few weeks ago, they lifted their ban. This big news for the locals!

Peter Jones is the place where you go to for daily basic things – just convenient one stop shop. We can shop up and down King’s Road except for a handful of shops (Roccoco Chocolates, Boots, M&S and of course the supermarkets – Partridges and Waitrose) but when we get to Sloane Square, we stop short of going in.  It was just a little inconvenient. We have seen dogs often tied up outside – not a good idea.  It would have been so perfect to walk all the way along King’s Road and then run the last bit of errand at Peter Jones and have lunch at the numerous dog-friendly restaurants and cafe in the vicinity. So this is excellent news for the locals!!!

Apparently, a lot of people had complained (we being one of them) and they listened and allowed dogs back in!!! I thanked them profusely and told them how happy they’ve made us dog owners feel.

Things are looking a little better each day. 🙂

P.S. This policy does not necessarily apply to all John Lewis stores.

Dog-friendly restaurants nearby that you can go inside with them. There are numerous others where you can sit outside but on a cold winter’s day or a wet summer’s day, these places will let you take shelter:

Wulf & Lamb – Just behind Sloane Square on a street just across from Peter Jones is a vegetarian cafe that serves ‘indulgent plant-based comfort food’. 243 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP

Cuisine de la bar by Poilane – Serves toasted, open-face sandwiches using classy Poilane bread in chic space. Just behind Peter Jones. Such a perfect combo. 39 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2TB

Colbert – Inspired by the great boulevard cafes of Paris, Colbert serves a French cafe menu in trio of rooms with art nouveau, art deco and Victorian features. Dogs are only allowed in the bar dining area and there’s also outside seating.  One time we were there, one of the Princesses was there, saw Darcy and said, “Hello doggy.” 50-52 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AX 50-52 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AX

The Botanist – Simple Modern British food served at tables or the bar in this airy, all-day Chelsea restaurant. Part of the ETM restaurant group, but we have only been to the one at Sloane Square. Dogs are allowed in the bar dining area. 7 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EE

Polpo – A bàcaro, Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving small plates/simple food and good, young local wines. You can sit both inside or outside.  81 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY. There are nine other locations in London – another near Regent Street which comes in handy when out and about shopping.

And a little further along King’s Road you will find these dog-friendly places,

Nell’s a brunch, lunch, salad & juice bar on King’s Road for eat-in or takeaway. It has often been an if-fy issue – some of their clients don’t like dogs but there are also dog-owners who do not respect others. Dogs off-lead and barking meant now we have to sit downstairs. That’s fine because their cakes are worth having and besides, it is quitter downstairs. 191 King’s Road, London SW3

Oree – bringing a taste of the boulangeries and patisseries of rural France to London, Orée offers freshly baked viennoiserie, artisan bread and fine patisserie, alongside a selection of breakfast dishes, salads and coffees, to eat-in, or takeaway. There’s one on Kings Road but the one we usually go to is at 277 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NY


  1. Jackie Lalwani

    What a wonderful result. Thank you for sharing this news. Fantastic. We will make use of this mist definately xJ

  2. Julie James

    This is brilliant! Funnily enough I saw a dog in there a few weeks ago and thought they must have sneaked it in! That is going to be so hellpful. Well done Peter Jones!

  3. Alison

    What great news

  4. Maria Wheeler

    Fantastic news. Lovely to hear this . We go everywhere with our poo if we can

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  6. Angelique

    To be honest we have sneaked into Peter Jones a couple of times and the staff were so nice, in the summer they even bought Bob a plastic cup of water but Bob was in his bag. It is great he will now be free and we will be guilt free! Fantastic news!

    • Miss Darcy

      Yes some people snuck their dogs in but in bags. There was someone who served me once and I said I wished dogs were allowed in and she looked appalled and said that wasn’t a good idea as they would pee and poo everywhere. Well, I hope she stays in the back office.

  7. Jane Hamon

    Fantastic news! Next will be flying up top to England!! 😉

  8. Sara Cormack

    Fabulous news Peter Jones is a fabulous store!

  9. Gemma

    Great news and just in time for some festive fun.. House of Fraser stores nationwide are all dog friendly but nothing beats Peter Jones.. Thanks Mae x

  10. Lucy

    This is such promising news! I love that you shared this! Do you know if I can confirm online anywhere that the dog-friendly status still stands with the turn of the new year? Or if you have seen any changes recently? We are heading to London from out of town and this is make or break! Thanks!

    • Miss Darcy

      Yes, it is absolutely dog-friendly! All along Kings Road, esp Duke of York Square are mostly easy.

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