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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

From £249
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Dine With Dog
Bed Provided
Bowl Provided
Treats / Food
Dog Sitting / Walking Available
Setting: City chic
Paws: Small and medium dogs allowed
Up to 2 dogs per room

The flowering Living Wall gives a hint of the treats to come at the dog-friendly, The Athenaeum Hotel. An enticing Mayfair paw-spot with views of Green Park, which is itself just a leap away, this is a splendid spot for humans and hounds. With many a London landmark in easy reach, its tranquil spa, culinary delights and prestigious Picadilly position, this chic, indulgent pet-friendly London hotel is a pleasing spot for all the family.

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At The Athenaeum

Sophisticated, stylish and contemporary, the hotel brings boutique luxury to the heart of central London. Dog-friendly rooms include Nespresso machines, iPod docking stations, flatscreen satellite TV’s, Hypnos mattresses, air conditioning and a pillow menu.

Pawfect slumbers

Humans and hounds have their pick of many a lovely slumber spot as all rooms are dog-friendly.

Tasteful, Superior Rooms have luxurious touches and supremely comfy beds. At around 21 sq meters, they are petite but perfectly formed. For a bit more room to spread those paws, try a Deluxe Room. Many have floor to ceiling windows with views of the townhouses of Mayfair.

For our choice, make the most of the hotel’s noteworthy location and opt for a Park View Room, which have vistas of Green Park.

There is also a range of dog-friendly Suites available, with opulent Green Park Suites offering floor to ceiling views of the park beyond, along with a sitting room and generous bathroom complete with a bath, walk-in shower and twin basins.

Do you and fido have grand designs? If so, embrace magnificent Mayfair with your own front door in this most distinguished of postcodes and opt for a Residence or Apartment. These elegant, fully serviced pads, embrace the period features of the Victorian townhouses in which they nestle and are an impressive spot for an extended stay, or a special weekend away.

Dogs will feel very much at home with a bed, bowl and treats awaiting them on arrival.

Human and hound abound

Facing Green Park and with Hyde Park just a few minutes walk away, this is a wonderful position to enjoy with your dogs. Pick up a walking map from reception and head out to explore these majestic parks, surrounded by many famous sites, from Buckingham Palace to The Royal Albert Hall.

Relax and revive

The hotel’s spa is an oasis of tranquillity away from the vibrant city. Open from 8am to 8pm, there are two cedar wood hot tubs, a sauna, steam room and REN Spa treatments are on offer.

A 24 hour gym is also available.

The extra bits

Dog sitting and walking can be booked in advance.

Junior family members are also catered for with a special children’s concierge. Cots and babysitting can be arranged.


  • 164 rooms, all dog-friendly
  • Check-in 2pm
  • Check-out noon. Late check-out on request, subject to availability
  • Dog-friendly room rates from £249
  • Breakfast not included in most rates
  • No additional charge for dogs. The hotel does however ask for a refundable deposit of £1000 in case of damage, that is released from the card upon departure
  • Fido will delight at the two Royal Parks on your doorstep

Food and Drink

Hotel restaurants

The hotel’s main restaurant, Galvin was brought to life by Michelin-starred London chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. Supporting independent farmers and championing Britain’s homegrown produce, there are a plethora of tantalising offerings.

For those with a sweet tooth, on Saturday’s and Sunday’s there is a special 3 course lunch menu with an unlimited dessert buffet. Afternoon tea is also a special event here, so make sure to partake.

Hotel bar

Surrounded by soaring windows showcasing the hotel’s landmark Living Wall, THE BAR is a lovely enclave to relax in. As well as an impressive whisky collection, cocktail entrepreneur Giancarlo Mancino has designed a range of must-try cocktails, you’ll only find at the hotel.

While dogs can not join you in Galvin or THE BAR, you can dine with your dog in the Salon area. It’s popular, so it’s advisable to reserve your and fido’s spot.

At your service

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

The extra bits

On warmer days there is also an outdoor eating area you and your dog can enjoy together.

Food and Drink

  • Breakfast: continental buffet and à la carte
  • Galvin at The Athenaeum: open 7am to 11pm. Breakfast until 11am. All day dining from noon
  • THE BAR: open 11am to 1am
  • The Terrace: open 7pm to 10pm, when the weather allows
  • Afternoon tea: 12.30pm to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday and until 5.30pm on Sunday's
  • Dress code: Well cut, stylish togs

Where We Are


Located on Picadilly, just across the road from Green Park and just a few minutes stroll to St Jame’s Park, you and your dog will adore exploring some of London’s most majestic green spaces. Take a walk into Green Park, skirting Constitution Hill and you will soon see the magnificent Buckingham Palace right in front of you. Turn east along The Mall and let your dog strut their stuff down this most regal of roads to Trafalgar Square. From here you are just a few minutes’ from the Thames, where you can explore the river bank together or perhaps hop on a boat. For tomorrow’s walk, head to the expansive of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, just a few minutes walk away…just remember those flats!

Should you fancy taking in the hubbub of Mayfair, head along Picadilly, turning up Old Bond Street. Take in New Bond Street before heading to dog-friendly Mews of Mayfair, found in the enchanting, cobbled streets of Lancashire Court.

There are plenty of pet-friendly places on offer in our vibrant capital. Check out our Eat and Play pages, along with ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ below, and you’ll be spoilt for activities to make this an unforgettable getaway with your dog. For inspiration see our dog-friendly London destination page.


Address: The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BJ

Hit the road

Located on one of London’s most well-known streets and with its towering Living Wall, The Athenaeum is hard to miss. If driving, the hotel is easily accessible by car but on a very busy stretch. The hotel does offer a valet service for £55 per day.

All aboard

The hotel is easily accessible from London’s many transport hubs. Green Park and Hyde Park Corner tube stations are both approximately 5 minutes walk away.

If arriving by train, Victoria station is only one underground stop away from Green Park. King’s Cross St Pancras is just a few stops away on either the Victoria or Piccadilly lines, or from Paddington take the Hammersmith & City line to Baker Street and then change for the Jubilee line.

Alternatively, London’s iconic black cabs are usually dog-friendly and they easily hailed from any of London’s train stations.

For tips on travelling with your dog in London don’t miss our guide to pet-friendly transport options in the capital. For more handy tips, check out Dog Digest.

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