Bold black and white furnishings stand out in every room, while the subtle lighting and warmer touches still give a nod to the old London roots here. Dog-friendly rooms include luxurious Savoir beds, rich mahogany furniture, Sky TV, WiFi, Penhaligon’s toiletries, plush bathrobes, treats and 24-hour butler service.
You and fido can take your pick from the 30 elegant rooms and sumptuous suites.
Executive Double and Executive King rooms blend old-world hospitality with contemporary style and on-the-pulse technology. You’ll enjoy the Bose music system, as well as the opulent marble bathrooms.
For a real treat, opt for a Suite. Homely but with style, Junior Suites are split-level, with a bedroom upstairs and an inviting lounge area underneath. All feature open fireplaces. Executive Suites feel even more roomy, with two entrances – one to the bedroom area, and one to the lounge – perfect for creating a separate meeting space to entertain.
Our pick has to be the Conservatory Master Suite, overlooking the Royal Mews. Similar in style and features to the other suites, this room has one feature all to itself – a fully glass-topped ceiling above the bed. Whether it’s to gaze at passing clouds, or the twinkling night sky above, there’s no-where else quite like it. There are electric blinds to ensure a good night’s sleep, as well as a luxurious double whirlpool bath.
Fill in your pet-preference form before you arrive, and fido should prepare to be treated like a king. On arrival, he’ll find a welcome hamper complete with dog bed, bowl, treats, personalised do-not-disturb card, and a doggy menu ready and waiting.
Time to explore! London is made for walking, and with the Royal Parks just across the road, your dog will be itching to explore the acres of play-space on your doorstep.
For something a little different, the hotel managers are on hand as ‘sports buddies’, should you fancy a game of tennis or spot of horse riding with a companion. There is also a weekly running club which meets on Wednesday evenings.
Your four-legged friend can expect to receive a welcome letter with information on special pet services available from Hotel 41’s Pet Concierge. Dog-sitting and dog-walking are available, and extravagant extras such as in-room dog-grooming and birthday parties can be arranged should you wish.
Cats are just as welcome as dogs are, and there is a cat menu available too, so your favourite feline will be well and truly pampered.
Children are welcome and there are plenty of helpful touches to assist travelling families, including a nanny service.
The dog-friendly Executive Lounge is the heart of the hotel – providing a private members’ club feel, with exceptional hotel service. The food is elegant, with an emphasis on British home-cooked favourites, fitting in with the relaxed atmosphere – munch on a stone-baked pizza, enjoy a warming plate of Mrs Tollman’s chicken pot pie, or chow down with some traditional beer-battered fish and chips. A delightfully English afternoon tea is served during the afternoons.
If you can drag yourself away, why not dine at dog-friendly The English Grill at sister hotel The Rubens at the Palace next door, or opt for some South African themed cuisine with fido at their more relaxed eatery, bbar.
At Hotel 41, the bar is always open. Take your pick from the champagne trolley, make your favourite tipple from the Honesty Bar, or ask one of the charming staff members to whip up a more adventurous creation while you and your pooch settle in.
For a stunning selection of champagnes, pop to The Leopard Bar at The Rubens at the Palace next door.
If it’s in room dining you fancy, just ask.
Don’t forget to ‘plunder the pantry’ – a changing array of complimentary treats and snacks are available throughout the day, so you won’t go hungry. Graze on fresh fruit, tuck into a freshly-baked scone, or indulge in some evening canapés. There are also some late night options if you’re in need of a snack to stop bellies rumbling until morning.
With three Royal Parks on your doorstep, this is a perfect pet-friendly paw-base to allow you to explore this delightfully dog-friendly city, and your pup will be spoilt for choice when it’s time for walkies.
Admire Buckingham Palace’s beauty as you enter the parks, just a few minutes walk’ from the hotel’s grand entrance. Heading east will take you to St. James’s Park, where you can take in take in the fantastic views of Horse Guards Parade, Westminster and the London Eye. Heading north will take you through Green Park and into Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens – you’ll find acres of green spaces which will tire out even the most energetic of pooches.
There are many delightful dog-friendly dining options for you to try as you explore London together. If you hound fancies strutting his stuff around Mayfair, swing by Mews of Mayfair to refuel, or if a more relaxed Chelsea vibe is beckoning, head over to Colbert and watch the many passing paws from your prime spot on Sloane Square. For other dining pawspots, see our ‘Eat’ pages.
For further dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below.
Address: Hotel 41, 41 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS
The hotel is not far from the A4, the main route into London from the West. Be aware that it is just inside the congestion charging zone, so a fee will be due for each day of your stay during the week. Valet parking is available at a secure car park at a cost of £40 per 24 hours, and is available daily from 8am to 8pm.
The hotel’s location is excellent for both arriving by rail, and for getting out and about and exploring London’s further flung delights. Victoria Station is less than five minutes’ walk from the hotel, and is serviced by the District, Circle and Victoria lines, as well as fast trains from Gatwick Airport.
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