South London (fully enclosed) dog parks: the ultimate guide

After the reviews of North London dog exercise areas, I thought to share with you our reviews of 12 enclosed dog parks located in South London. Argo and I, as usual, have visited each dog area in order to verify all information, take photos and measures and dog test them!

This blog post will be updated adding a few more dog areas later on.

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4 North London enclosed dog areas

Last weekend was entirely dedicated to our London dog areas project. Argo, my husband and I went and visited 12 enclosed dog areas around London (6 in South London and 6 in the North and North East) in order to test them, take measures and photos of each. Around 14.5 hours over two days, 39 km (24.2 miles) walked and many trains and buses later, with the tireless help of the official dog park tester, I collected much information to share with you.

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3 London Dog Parks to Visit This Spring

Continuing with The Londog’s Dog Exercise Areas reviews, I have picked three fully enclosed dog parks worth visiting with your dog this spring, that Argo and I particularly enjoyed last year:

  1. Hurlingam Park (SW6) | West London
  2. Pasley Park (SE17) | South London
  3. Higham Hill Recreation Ground (E17) | East London

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East London Dog Areas | Sir John McDougalls Gardens


If you walk around Canary Wharf and you are looking for a fenced dog park, you can find and enjoy a dog exercise area in Sir John McDougalls Gardens. These are located in the middle West side of Canary Wharf’s peninsula, between Westferry Road and the Thames Path. The nearest DLR station is Crossharbour. Dogs are allowed in the Gardens whilst only on the lead, except for the dedicated enclosed dog exercise area, where they can run free. Read our review of the area in this blog post.
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South London Dog Areas | St Giles Churchyard


The second dog exercise area to be featured in our series is the one located in St Giles Churchyard, South London. St Giles Churchyard is situated off Camberwell Church Street (continuation of Peckham Road) in Camberwell (closest station: Denmark Hill Overground station, around 12 minutes far) and hosts an enclosed dog area. Discover our thoughts about it in this blog post.

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