Visit London Blog » dogs Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 London Shopping News: Karl Lagerfeld, Pop-up Tube Shops, Carnaby Shopping Party, Soho Flea Market Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:27:36 +0000 From high-fashion store openings to pop-up shops on the London Underground, the capital is bursting with hot shopping happenings.

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Karl Lagerfeld opens on Regent Street

Big news for fashionistas! Iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld has opened his first-ever heavenly flagship store in the UK on Regent Street. Expect luxury ready to wear collections, as well as a glittering stash of handbags, leather goods, watches, scarves and footwear. When trying on clothes, you can take a photo of yourself in the store’s photobooths then share on Facebook, Twitter and email. Also now open on Regent Street is Italian luxury leather shop Piquadro, the brand’s first UK flagship store.

Carnaby Shopping PartyCarnaby Shopping Party

A key diary date for May! Carnaby‘s unmissable fashion event is back on Thursday 1 May from 5-9pm. There will be live music, DJs, trend talks, a pop-up bar and 20% discount on new collections. Register for a free ticket.

Shop for gold at Westfield Stratford City

To celebrate the re-opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Westfield is putting on a slew of sporting activities. From basketball hoops to fitness skills training, kids and families can get active from Dame Judi Dench7-13 April at Chestnut Plaza. Children can show off their dance moves at the shopping mall’s Silent Disco (14-20 April), while petrolheads will love the Top Gear Experience at Chestnut Plaza on the Street (16-27 April).

Celebrities at Fenwick Bond Street

Big name stars like Joanna Lumley, Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Biggins will be taking their spotlight to the shop floor at Fenwick of Bond Street in support of theatrical charity Acting For Others. From 6-8pm on 10 April, you can see actors manning the tills and acting as personal shoppers. There will also be a Q&A with Dame Judi Dench for £100. Find out more.

Dog Day Afternoon

Calling all dog lovers! Choose accessories for your pooch at Dog Day Afternoon in Marylebone Village on Saturday 26 April. Expect handmade four-poster dog beds, dog portraits and a pop-up photography studio. Competitions take place from 2pm, with categories including A Four poster bed for dogs, available at Dog Day AfternoonBit of Ruff for mixed breeds and New Kid on the Block – Best Puppy. Free admission.

Pop-up Shops on the Tube

Independent shops will be popping up across the London Underground network this month. The pop-up shops will open at key stations including Piccadilly Circus, St James’s Park and Baker Street. Eight pop-up shops will be opening at the end of April at Old Street station where the scheme is launching. Find out more.

Soho Flea Market

This artisan and designer crafts event is returningSoho Flea Market to Soho’s Dean Street on 25 May from 11am-7pm with its usual mix of jewellery designers, furniture makers, glassblowers, ceramicists, musicians and stage entertainers.

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Five Things To Do In London This Weekend Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:05:40 +0000

  • See some of the world’s coolest short films at Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival. Until 31 Jul
  • Buy your dog an ice cream at the Boomerang Pets Party in Regent’s Park. Sat 24 Jul
  • Head along to the Barbican for an event-packed Barbican Weekender – two days of music, film, theatre, dance, visual art and spoken word. Sat 24 & Sun 25 Jul
  • Attend the Brighter Later all-day event The Boogaloo in Highgate. Vintage clothes, swing dancing a Mexican BBQ and more, all to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Sun 25 Jul
  • Check out some fancy footwork outside Harrods department store. Football freestyler and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jeremy Lynch is attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the most keepy-uppies with a popitball. 2-6pm, Sat 24 Jul
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Royal Mail Launches Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Stamp Collection Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:12:21 +0000 Tafka Tigger Boris

Even the most dedicated of emailers could be persuaded revert to paper and ink missives with these supercute new stamps from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The new stamps feature 10 former residents who have now been successfully rehomed.

Royal Mail commissioned the stamps to help celebrate Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s 150th birthday this year.

The charity started as a home for lost and starving dogs in 1860. Then, in 1883, it began taking in cats as well, and remains true to its original aim to “never to turn away a dog or cat in need of help.”

Take a look at the video below to hear the stories of the 10 celebrity pets and their new owners:

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home takes in 12,000 animals every year, so if there’s room in your life for a furry friend, why not consider rehoming one? Or if you have a less than sympathetic landlord, there are lots of other ways to help the charity.

The stamps are available at all Post Offices and online at

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