It’s great having dog-friendly shops, but often some are restricted by being in a shopping centre that isn’t dog-friendly (and only allows guide and assistance dogs). Luckily, there is a small but growing number of shopping centres in the UK that are dog-friendly, and here’s hoping that the number of them continues to grow.
Let’s explore the dog-friendly shopping malls here in the UK!
Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Prince Charles Drive, London, NW4 3FP
Great news – Brent Cross in London is dog-friendly! They accept well-behaved dogs, as long as they are on static, non-extendable leads. They do have some dog rules, and some stores may not be dog friendly even though the centre is, so it’s always worth checking before you go into the shop – there’s a list of shops which do allow dogs on the shopping centre’s dog rules page.
Festival Place, Church St, Basingstoke RG21 7LJ
Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke is dog-friendly – well-behaved dogs are welcome, as long as you and your dog adhere to their dog etiquette guidance.
Gunwharf Quays, Central Bldg Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TU
If you’re exploring Portsmouth with your dog, you’ll be pleased to know that Gunwharf Quays is dog-friendly, as long as your well-behaved dog stays on a lead.
Glasgow Fort, Junction 10, M8, Glasgow G34 9DL
Glasgow Fort is an outdoor shopping centre and leisure complex based just outside of Glasgow and welcomes dogs. They have a great list of dog-friendly shops at Glasgow Fort, and they offer water bowls in case your dog needs to refresh!
Coal Drops Yard
Coal Drops Yard, Stable St, London N1C 4DQ
If you’re looking for a stylish place to shop and eat in the Kings Cross area of London, Coal Drops Yard is it. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, including at some restaurants such as Casa Pastor. Make sure to check in advance before you enter, though.
St James Quarter
St James Quarter, 1 Leith St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX
In the east end of the New Town area of Edinburgh, you’ll find St James Quarter; a large galleria-style shopping centre. St James Quarter is dog-friendly; proudly accepting well-behaved dogs and on a lead.
Westquay Shopping Centre
Westquay Shopping Centre, Southampton, SO15 1QF
Westquay Shopping Centre can be found in the heart of Southampton and is home to a wide range of retailers, including high-street favourites like John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, and Zara, as well as designer brands like Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger.
Westquay shopping centre is dog friendly! Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome at Westquay – not all shops are dog friendly at Westquay, but look out for the dog-friendly sticker which will be displayed in participating shop windows. Check out their rules and list of dog-friendly shops to gen up in advance.
Castlepoint Shopping Centre, Castle Ln W, Bournemouth BH8 9UW
Castlepoint shopping centre in Bournemouth is dog friendly as long as they are well behaved. Individual shops will have their own policies, so make sure to check these before entering each shop with your doggy pals.
If you’re exploring the rest of Dorset too, make sure to check out our dog-friendly Dorset guide for tips on where to stay, what to do and where else to shop!
Grosvenor Shopping Centre Northampton
Grosvenor Shopping Centre, 2 Union Street, Northampton NN1 2EW
Not to be confused with the Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Chester, the Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Northampton is dog-friendly! Dogs are allowed in the malls and many shops, but as with other shopping centres, each shop has its own policies, so make sure to check those before entering each shop; dog-friendly shops will display a pink ‘We Are Dog Friendly’ sign in their window, otherwise you can check out the centre’s dog-friendly policy page for a list of shops and eateries that are dog friendly.
Prince Bishops Place
Prince Bishops Place, City, Durham DH1 3UL
The Prince Bishops Place Shopping Centre in Durham is dog-friendly! However, it is important to note that individual stores may have their own policies on allowing dogs inside. It is always best to check with the store before bringing your dog in. The centre also has a helpful set of dog rules.
Quadrant, Dillwyn St, Swansea SA1 3QW
The Quadrant shopping centre in Swansea is proudly the first dog-friendly shopping mall in Wales! The whole centre, alongside 18 of the shops within it, is dog friendly, welcoming well-behaved dogs on leads. There’s a great centre policy guide with their dog-friendly policy alongside a list of their dog-friendly shops.
The Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury
The Darwin Centre, Raven Meadows, Shrewsbury SY1 1PL
The Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside Shopping Centres in Shrewsbury are dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome on a lead throughout the centre, including in the common areas and most of the shops. Just make sure to check for the ‘We are Dog Friendly’ sign in the windows, and check their petiquette guide for rules and a list of cooperating dog-friendly shops.
Lakeside Village Outlet Shopping, White Rose Way, Doncaster DN4 5PH
Lakeside Village Shopping Centre in Doncaster is dog-friendly; responsible dog owners and their dogs are welcome in the centre, and selected stores. There is even a dedicated dog-friendly area called The Mutt Hut, where dogs can take a break from shopping with their owners.
Friars Square Shopping Centre, Market Square, Aylesbury HP20 2QF
Friars Square Shopping Centre in Aylesbury is dog-friendly. All dogs are welcome to visit with their owners, both in the common areas and in many of the shops – just make sure that you and your dog adhere to their petiquette when you visit.
Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Castle St, Banbury OX16 5UN
Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury is dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs (max 2 dogs per customer) are welcome inside the shopping centre and need to be on a lead at all times. Not all shops are dog-friendly; make sure to check the list of dog-friendly shops at Castle Quay and on the same page you’ll also find their dog rules.
Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5PB
Cameron Toll Shopping Centre in Edinburgh is dog-friendly, with all dogs welcome in the common areas of the centre, and many of the shops also allow dogs inside. Make sure to check their dog guide for rules and a list of their dog-friendly stores.
McArthur Glen Shopping Centres
There are 7 McArthur Glen Shopping Centres around the UK; all are dog friendly.