Pet friendly rentals in London: Top 20

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Where can you find pet-friendly flats in London? We list the top 20 pet friendly rental options in London, according to reviews from people already living in them!

There are private landlords who are fine with you having dogs, cats or more exotic pets in your property. However, pet-friendly properties can be difficult to find and are increasingly popular among Londoners, especially following nearly two years of lockdowns!

Do London apartments allow pets?

There are many pet-friendly rentals in London. In fact, some build to rent developers specifically operate pet-friendly policies to appeal to the animal-loving rental crowd.

However, many landlords (individuals and rental property companies) do not allow tenants to have pets at all. Some will only allow specific types of pets – usually small, quiet ones that won’t cause much disturbance.

This is why it is essential to know the pet policy of any potential rental property upfront.

Top 20 pet friendly rentals in London

1. The Gessner, N17

Way of Life
4.73 (81 reviews) 4.73 (81 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Haringey
Image of The Gessner, N17

The Gessner tops our list of pet-friendly rental properties in London. This widely-acclaimed BTR development in Tottenham Hale offers 164 apartments to rent. These include a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. In addition, the development offers a range of amenities, including a gym, smart parcel lockers, free super-fast Wi-Fi and an 24-hour on-site team. Furthermore, residents can enjoy rooftop garden views, cosy lounges and an on-site café.

Read reviews and details of The Gessner, N17

2. Dressage Court, E2

Essential Living
4.74 (156 reviews) 4.74 (156 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Tower Hamlets
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Second place for pet-friendly rental options is Dressage Court. This highly-rated development offers 104 rental-only one, two and three-bedroom apartments from popular developer Essential Living.

Read reviews and details of Dressage Court, E2

3. be:here Hayes, UB3

be:here, Apo
4.66 (179 reviews) 4.66 (179 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of be:here Hayes, UB3

be:here Hayes is our third highest-rated pet-friendly rental development. This popular scheme is a residential development from Build to Rent developer be:here. The complex includes 119 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, including attractive pet-friendly options. It is part of the Old Vinyl Factory development, which also includes commercial units, such as restaurants, leisure amenities and a music venue.

Read reviews and details of be:here Hayes, UB3

4. The Lark, SW11

Allsop Letting and Management
4.22 (71 reviews) 4.22 (71 reviews)
Area guide to Nine Elms
Image of The Lark, SW11
The Lark is an Allsop Lettings and Management development situated in Nine Elms. Residents benefit from Nine Elms Park on their doorstep and a car-free pathway between Battersea Power Station and Vauxhall Cross. Additionally, Battersea Power Station is just a 5 minute walk away, and Vauxhall Station is 15 minutes away. Furthermore, the Lark offers […] Read reviews and details of The Lark, SW11

5. Equipment Works, E17

Greystar
4.58 (40 reviews) 4.58 (40 reviews)
Area guide to Walthamstow
Image of Equipment Works, E17
Equipment Works by Greystar offers premium studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments to rent in Walthamstow. Just moments from Blackhorse Lane tube, you can enjoy the tranquillity all while staying connected to the city. Additionally, residents at Equipment Works benefit from a 24/7 onsite team and a number of amenities.  Residents have access to a communal […] Read reviews and details of Equipment Works, E17

6. Sailmakers, E14

Greystar
4.67 (170 reviews) 4.67 (170 reviews)
Area guide to Canary Wharf
Image of Sailmakers, E14

Sailmakers takes the sixth spot in our top 20. The development is a pet-friendly Build to Rent scheme in the heart of Canary Wharf. It’s a consistently popular building, with an extremely high overall HomeViews rating of 4.65. If you’re looking for the perfect spot for you and your pet(s), Sailmakers by developer Greystar is one of the UK’s best options.

Read reviews and details of Sailmakers, E14

7. Blackhorse Mills, E17

Legal & General, urbanbubble
4.64 (240 reviews) 4.64 (240 reviews)
Area guide to Walthamstow
Image of Blackhorse Mills, E17

At number seven, Blackhorse Mills is a relatively recent addition to this list. It’s styled as more than just a home; it’s a way of life. Residents have the freedom to paint the walls, swim in the lido, chill on the roof terrace, work out in the gym, host friends in the dining rooms, stretch in the yoga studio, and, obviously, bring your pets. Overlooking the wilds of Walthamstow Wetlands, yet just 20 minutes to Central London on the Victoria Line from Blackhorse Road station, Blackhorse Mills combines the perks of having nature nearby with the lure of big city living too.

Read reviews and details of Blackhorse Mills, E17

8. Vantage Point, N19

Essential Living
4.59 (176 reviews) 4.59 (176 reviews)
Area guide to Holloway
Image of Vantage Point, N19

Vantage Point is currently our eighth highest-rated pet-friendly rental development in London. This Build to Rent development by Essential Living offers 118 apartments – studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. All Vantage Point residents get access to a range of features and amenities, including a 24-hour onsite team, a roof terrace, games room and exercise room.

Read reviews and details of Vantage Point, N19

9. Union Wharf, SE8

Essential Living
4.63 (231 reviews) 4.63 (231 reviews)
Area guide to Deptford
Image of Union Wharf, SE8

Ninth on our list of pet-friendly options in London, Union Wharf is a rental development by property developer Essential Living, featuring 249 rental-only apartments. It’s located on the banks of Deptford Creek – near Greenwich town centre. The development is made up of two towers that are 23 and 12 storeys high and house a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Union Wharf is close to the Cutty Sark DLR station for fast and frequent connections to Canary Wharf and beyond.

Read reviews and details of Union Wharf, SE8

10. Coppermaker Square, E20

Greystar
4.44 (48 reviews) 4.44 (48 reviews)
Area guide to Stratford
Image of Coppermaker Square, E20
Coppermaker Square offers 1,225 rental apartments in a vibrant city neighbourhood, available to move in now, where residents can benefit from resident-only amenities including a 25m pool, spa, gym and studios, co-working space, roof terrace, private dining space, & more. Situated in the heart of Stratford, East London’s new cultural hub. Residents can enjoy green […] Read reviews and details of Coppermaker Square, E20

11. Bradstowe House, HA1

Greystar
4.59 (76 reviews) 4.59 (76 reviews)
Area guide to Harrow
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Bradstowe House is located in the heart of Harrow, just a short walk from Harrow on the Hill train station. Built by Comer Houses and managed by Greystar, the development houses one and two-bedroom apartments. Along with this, it also features a number of penthouses, all of which are available as rental-only. Residents’ at Bradstowe […] Read reviews and details of Bradstowe House, HA1

12. Charter Place, TW3

Greystar
4.59 (149 reviews) 4.59 (149 reviews)
Area guide to Hounslow
Image of Charter Place, TW3

Our 12th entry is Charter Place, an INSTRATA Lifestyle Residence, managed by Greystar. It features a collection of studios, one, two, and three-bedroom rental homes. Residents have access to an onsite gym, lounge, a private dining room, and co-working spaces. In addition, Charter Place is only a short walk away from Hounslow East Underground Station.

Read reviews and details of Charter Place, TW3

13. Uncle Wembley, HA9

Uncle – Realstar Living
4.51 (39 reviews) 4.51 (39 reviews)
Area guide to Wembley
Image of Uncle Wembley, HA9
Uncle Wembley comprises of 239 one, two and three bedroom apartments in Wembley. Residents here benefit from a private gym, wellness room, roof terrace and from it being pet friendly. The development is also just a 4-minute walk from Wembley Central Station, as well as various local amenities. Read reviews and details of Uncle Wembley, HA9

14. Ten Degrees, CR0

Greystar
4.54 (115 reviews) 4.54 (115 reviews)
Area guide to Croydon
Image of Ten Degrees, CR0
Ten Degrees, by Greystar, sits in Central Croydon. Comprising of 546 apartments over 44 floors, there is also a games room, rooftop gym, pet spa, screening room and co-working spaces. As well as this, residents have access to a wide variety of transport links, allowing them to reach central London in just 15-minutes. Read reviews and details of Ten Degrees, CR0

15. Fizzy Hayes, UB3

Fizzy Living, Greystar
4.49 (228 reviews) 4.49 (228 reviews)
Area guide to Hayes
Image of Fizzy Hayes, UB3

In 15th place, Fizzy Hayes UB3 is a residential development of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in south Hayes, right near Hayes & Harlinton Station, and just a short drive from London Heathrow Airport. The development sits between two popular green spaces – Minet Country Park and Lake Farm Country Park. As with all Fizzy developments, it’s perfect for pet owners.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Hayes, UB3

16. Fizzy Stepney Green, E1

Fizzy Living, Greystar
4.44 (187 reviews) 4.44 (187 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Tower Hamlets
Image of Fizzy Stepney Green, E1

Another entry for Fizzy Living, Fizzy Stepney Green has a prime setting in E1, very close to Stepney Green Underground and Queen Mary’s University. There are one, two and three-bedroom apartments here, all of them rental-only with excellent access to pet-friendly facilities.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Stepney Green, E1

17. Elephant Central, SE1

Get Living
4.41 (138 reviews) 4.41 (138 reviews)
Area guide to Elephant & Castle
Image of Elephant Central, SE1

Elephant Central is 17th in our list of pet-friendly options for renters. Anyone looking for chic London rental apartments that also welcome pets should consider Elephant Central by Get Living. This Build to Rent development is located in the heart of London’s Elephant & Castle. This is a Zone 1 location with great connections to the City, London Bridge and King’s Cross. In addition, there’s a mix of one to three-bedroom apartments on offer here, with duplexes and penthouses available, too.

Read reviews and details of Elephant Central, SE1

18. Fizzy Canning Town, E16

Fizzy Living, Greystar
4.34 (188 reviews) 4.34 (188 reviews)
Area guide to Canning Town
Image of Fizzy Canning Town, E16

Taking 18th place, Fizzy Canning Town is a friendly and welcoming development by pet-friendly Build to Rent landlord Fizzy Living. One, two and three-bedroom apartments are available here in a stylish multi-storey building. It forms part of the larger Vermillion development, which is only a few minutes’ walk from Canning Town Station.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Canning Town, E16

19. Fizzy Walthamstow, E17

Fizzy Living, Greystar
4.34 (218 reviews) 4.34 (218 reviews)
Area guide to Walthamstow
Image of Fizzy Walthamstow, E17

Are you seeing a pattern emerging? Fizzy Walthamstow is another popular listing from the Fizzy Living series. Like the other entries, it has one, two and three-bedroom apartments and a great range of pet-friendly facilities on site. Located in East London’s E17, it’s close to Blackhorse Road Overground and Underground station. Additionally, it is an easy walk from the Walthamstow Reservoirs, just to the west of the development.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Walthamstow, E17

20. Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

Fizzy Living, Greystar
4.37 (354 reviews) 4.37 (354 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Lewisham
Image of Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

Fizzy Living gains another entry on our top 20 list with Fizzy Lewisham. Again, it’s made up of one and two-bedroom flats and is, of course, entirely pet friendly. It also has a prime location close to Lewisham Station, which means frequent and easy Central London connections for its residents.

Read reviews and details of Fizzy Lewisham, SE13

How do I know if I can have a pet in my rental property?

It should be easy to find out if you’re allowed to have pets in your rental home. Simply ask the landlord or management company to clarify their pet policy. The exact terms and conditions regarding pets should also be laid out clearly in the lease agreement between you and your landlord.

Can you rent with a dog in London?

While lots of rental landlords don’t like to allow dogs, there are plenty that do. Again, it is entirely dependent on the preferences and set policy of the specific landlord or property company.

Can you take dogs on trains in London?

Luckily, TfL (Transport for London) operates a dog-friendly operating policy. Dogs are allowed onto all TfL buses, trains, trams and the tube without charge. So, if you want to get out and about with your furry friend, you don’t have to rely on walking everywhere.

How do I find pet friendly rentals?

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One of the easiest ways to find a pet-friendly flat is to look at purpose-built developments (known as ‘Build to Rent‘). These are some of the best options for pet owners looking for a new London rental apartment. Build to Rent developments often have entire floors dedicated to animal owners, as well as extra facilities for helping you to look after your pet.

Our resident reviews of these apartments provide insights into London’s very best pet-friendly rental homes. These homes also usually come beautifully furnished and all of our top 20 will have excellent management teams. These teams even put on social events for residents, including pet-themed events like doggy yoga!

What is HomeViews?

Why is it so hard to rent with pets?

Many landlords think pets are too great a risk. Unruly pets can damage properties. In addition, most apartments in a city like London will have limited facilities for pets – unless they are specifically designed to house them.

Another great thing about renting with a Build to Rent landlord is that you’ll get to meet other pet owners. The buildings will have been designed with dogs and cats in mind. You know you won’t be disturbing other residents! Our top 20 pet friendly rental developments are an excellent place to start looking for your new rental property.

With locations ranging from Stratford and Croydon to Bethnal Green and Dalston, let’s find the perfect home for you and your furry/feathered friends!

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