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With 45% of the population owning a pet, and London ranked the most pet-friendly city in Europe, estate agents Douglas & Gordan has ranked the most dog-friendly boroughs in the capital.

Recent studies show 9% of Londoners own a dog, with this figure increasing over the course of lockdown, causing a vast 120% surge in demand for pet-friendly rentals in London.

With demand set to continue, Douglas & Gordon looked at the boroughs with the highest percentage of properties for sale and rent offering a garden.

The borough of Kingston comes out on top with 58% of properties for sale offering garden space. The rental market echoes this trend with 47% of rental homes including a garden.

Unsurprisingly, the City of Westminster offers the least property with outdoor space, whether you’re renting with 23% of property available or buying which only has 35% of property available. 

As garden space is at a premium, a bonus of the city is that 47% of London is considered ‘green space’ with 3,000 parks situated across the city.

Kingston again comes out on top, with the borough being London’s green space champion with 183 parks, gardens, recreation grounds and nature reserves. Richmond is a close second thanks to nearby Bushy Park, Hampton Court, Kew Gardens and Richmond Park. 

Easy access to dog walkers and vets is essential for owners in London. Research shows the average price for a dog walker in the capital is £13.45 per walk. To keep peace of mind, London has more than 200 RCVS-registered vets across almost every postcode across the city, meaning there is no shortage to help owners take care of their companions in the city.  

There are also no shortages in finding dog-friendly restaurants in London. Even better, there are even dog-friendly restaurants in London that specifically offer a canine menu for your four-legged friends, making London the perfect city for dog owners to explore!

Top 4 boroughs with the highest percentage of properties for sale offering a garden include: 

Borough 

% Of Properties For Sale Offering a Garden 

Kingston 

58% 

Lewisham 

54% 

Greenwich  

52% 

Wandsworth 

50% 

You can view the full study by Douglas & Gordan here.

https://www.propertyinvestortoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2022/1/revealed–which-london-boroughs-are-pawfect-for-pets