As a pet owner, you’ll know just as well as we do that your family isn’t complete without your favourite furry friend. You aren’t alone in your love for animals either; it’s estimated that 1 in every 2 households in the UK owns a pet, with around 20 million pets living in Britain.
If you’ve had to leave your pet at home during your visit to the Shaftesbury Paddington then it’s only right that you make it up to them once you return, and what better way to do that than to buy them a Christmas present they’ll love? There’s a fantastic array of shops near our London budget hotels where you can buy the perfect gift for your pet and give them the Christmas they deserve.
Mungo & Maud
79 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PJ
Are you looking to really splash the cash on your pets this Christmas? If so, a visit to Mungo & Maud’s is in order. Situated a short walk from your room at the Shaftesbury Paddington, this distinctly high-end store’s product catalogue stocks a huge range of items that will give your pet a taste of the high life. The luxurious blankets here are made with the very finest materials, the cat baskets are more like palaces than beds, and the dog treats are almost gourmet-esque. The prices are on the expensive side, but isn’t your pet worth it?
50A Earlham St, London WC2H 9LA
If your pet happens to be man’s best friend, then the best place to visit to buy them the present of their dreams is Bow Wow. This chain store has shops in Paris, Tokyo and Milan, and is renowned globally as a prime location to pick up a treat for dogs.
Bow Wow stocks a massive collection of plush toys ideal for smaller dogs and harder toys that bigger animals will love chowing down on. You’ll be able to give your canine friend the best night’s sleep they’ve ever had this Christmas thanks to the luxurious dog beds Bow Wow stocks, and there’s also a huge range of costumes and clothing to keep your dog warm when walking them in the cold winter months. What’s more, Bow Wow has its own in-house grooming centre if you’re looking to give your dog an extra-special dose of TLC.
16 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2RF
This fantastic pet accessory shop stocks toys from all over the world, and is a favourite of pet owners in London due to the sheer variety of toys it has on offer. Pet London stocks collars, harnesses, clothes, carriers, beds, balls and even organically-made items for the discerning owner. You’ll also find a huge array of bath-time gowns and shampoos, as well as seasonal treats that make for the perfect stocking-filler. Don’t worry if your pet is a new addition to the family either; Pet London has a special collection of puppy toys so that your new dog doesn’t bite off more than it can chew this Christmas.