Derek Chambers has been providing pet care services and one-to-one dog walking in the East Finchley (N2) area since 2011
Derek is well known in the area as he can be seen most days in Cherry Tree and Coldfall woods.
As well as pet care Derek also runs a very active scout group based in Highgate/East Finchley, which also means I have an Enhanced DBS and am part of the East Finchley Festival committee.
Dog-Friendly Parks in East Finchley
Cherry Tree woods
Cherry Tree is one of the main parks in east Finchley. It offers a small wooded area to play great enrichment games, such as finding it with your dog. There is also a reasonable size field.
The Cherry Tree Cafe is dog-friendly with a jar of doggy treats and offers excellent coffee for a relaxed break under the canopy.
This ancient woodland is not strictly East Finchley. It is only a 5-minute walk from Cherry Tree Woods and provides a great spot to walk on hot summer days due to the heavy tree canopy.
Highgate Woods is 70 acres of woodland, and you can quickly feel like you are in the middle of the country.
Highgate Woods has two drinking fountains for dogs and humans, a dog-friendly cafe, and two toilets.
The woods open at 7:30 every morning and close just after dusk, with the earliest closing time being 4:30 pm.
Coldfall has many fallen trees and other great places to play games with your dog while walking.
Dog-Friendly Pubs in East Finchley
After a long walk with your dog on a pleasant summer’s day, nothing is better than finishing the walk off with a long cold shandy (other drinks are available). The following pubs are known to be dog friendly.
- The White Lion – allows dogs inside, so good for cold days
- The Windsor Castle – Located on the Walks off Church lane
- Maddens bar
- The bald face stag allows dogs in the lovely beer garden
- The Bull in Highgate
- The Red Lion and Sun
- The flask, Highgate village
Dog-Friendly Coffee Shops
Maybe stopping off for a coke or a pint of shandy in the pub is not your thing. East Finchley also has some lovely dog-friendly coffee shops.
- Cafe Nero
- Coffee Bank – allows you to take your dog inside.
- La Gourmandise -allows you to take your dog inside
- Campbell and Syme
- Dan and Decarlo
Again whilst it is not in East Finchley, it is probably the closest independent pet shop to the area. This pet shop is family-run and has been on Broadway since the 1930s. I have used it since I got my first dog (Prince) in the 1980s and recommended Nigel and his sons.
If you know of any other pet-friendly shops, restaurants, cafes, or bars in the East Finchley Area (or North London), please let us know so we can add them.
Fun Facts about East Finchley
Historical significance: East Finchley has a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Iron Age. It was also mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Tube station: East Finchley is well-known for its tube station, part of the London Underground network. It is located on the Northern Line and has a distinctive Grade II listed station building.
Independent Cinema: The Phoenix Cinema, located on East Finchley High Road, is one of the oldest continuously operating cinemas in the UK. It offers a unique cinematic experience, showcasing a diverse range of films.
To learn more about how we can help you with your dog walking or pet care (including cat feeding), check out our Services page or get in touch by calling 077 077 6 33 44 or emailing email@example.com
.Please note we only offer One 2 One solo dog walks and do NOT do group walks.