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Visiting Belgravia with Pets

Belgravia is one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods and an ideal location to have as your base on a trip to London. It’s clean, there are beautiful parks nearby and plenty of dog-care services, so if you’re planning on visiting B+B Belgravia with your dog, you couldn’t have chosen a better location.

Nearby Parks

Our B&B is conveniently located near some of London’s most beautiful parks.

Buckingham Palace Gardens (around 8 minutes walk from B+B Belgravia)

Buckingham Palace Gardens are generally not open to the public, except in August and September when a section of the gardens are open. Dogs, unless for the visually-impaired, are not allowed in the Palace Gardens.

Hyde Park (around 15 minutes walk from B+B Belgravia)

Dogs are welcome in Hyde Park, although there are some parts of the park where dogs are not allowed. These will be clearly sign posted.

St James’ Park (around 14 minutes walk from B+B Belgravia)

Like Hyde Park, dogs are allowed into St James’ Park as both Hyde Park and St James’ Park are part of the Royal Parks group of green spaces. Dogs are not allowed in the Memorial Gardens, located in front of Buckingham Palace or in the areas which are fenced off near the lake.

The Royal Parks website gives information on taking dogs into any of the parks, including Hyde Park. Please be aware that there is a large amount of wildlife, as well as other dogs and people in the park and your dog will need to keep your dog under control.

Dog Litter Rules

Anywhere you go walking your dog in London, whether in a park or on the streets, you will need to “pick up” after your dog does his or her business. As part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, fines of up to £1,000 are in place to ensure this happens.

Going Out Alone

If you are going somewhere in London that isn’t dog-friendly and don’t want to leave him or her in the B&B for too long, there are plenty of dog-friendly services available nearby from pet sitters to dog walkers who can take care of your dog while you’re away. Alternatively Waggin’ Tails, a pet boutique and spa offer a Doggy Day Care service in their store which is located between Chelsea and Fulham.

B+B Belgravia Rules Concerning Pets

B+B Belgravia welcomes pets. You can get more information about our “house rules” from our pet policy form.

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland hits London

With the festive season approaching, London is preparing to host some of the best winter events in England’s tourist calendar. The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Festival has an excellent reputation for entertaining groups of friends and families searching for that festive boost in their spirits. Once again, B+B Belgravia is perfectly located to warm your toes after a fantastic evening.

Winter Wonderland Highlights

The festival transforms a large section of Hyde Park near Hyde Park station from the 23rd of November through to the 5th of January, giving you ample chance to experience its myriad of events.

  • Feel the rush of ice-skating in the open air; the ice rink is illuminated by 108,000 Victorian tea-lights for that extra spark of magic.
  • Find unique gifts at the Christmas market.
  • Marvel at the variety of skilled performers at Zippo’s Circus: A highly popular attraction, not just for being heated, which features breath-taking aerobics and illusions.
  • Fill the young ones with anticipation and excitement on a trip to Santa’s Grotto.
  • Refresh and warm up everyone in your group with the tasty Bavarian food and drinks on offer.
  • The Magical Ice Kingdom is a walk-through world of ice and snow where you will encounter woodland creatures and a unicorn-pulled carriage.

Unique festive B+B Belgravia experience 

The morning after such an evening deserves to be complimented with a fine English breakfast in your choice of modern rooms or studio apartments. You are also situated in central London with all of its winter attractions never too far away. Book now at B+B Belgravia and embrace London at this special time of year.

Visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Zipp's Circus in Hyde Park

The famous Zippo's Circus

Each year Winter Wonderland attracts more than a million visitors to Hyde Park. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland can be enjoyed by everyone – it is absolutely FREE to enter Hyde Park and visit Santa Land. Experience the wonderment of the festive season with an array of magical activities, rides and attractions to explore! Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or enjoy the more tranquil experiences – there is something for all.

Soar 60 meters into the London sky in the comfort of enclosed pods and experience spectacular views. See the famous Zippos Christmas Circus, in an awe-inspiring extravaganza for the whole family or skate on the Samsung Galaxy Ice Rink. Winter Wonderland would not be complete without rides like the famous Power Tower, the Snow Jet and the Winter Wonderland Express!

The opening times including Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve are 10am until 10pm, from 19 November 2011 to 3 January 2012. (Christmas Day the event is closed).

Hyde Park London W2 2UH