Posted by Blogger on Thursday May 31st, 2012
Pets in London? Getting them there is easier than keeping them there! London is a big city and you don’t want to have to leave your pets at home when you’re exploring the city. London is extremely pet friendly and you’ll find plenty of great places to walk your dogs, but the question for many people considering having their pets in London is how to transport them around the city.
Pets in London On The Underground
You can take your dogs and cats on the tube and on buses and overground trains, but there a few simple ‘PETiquette’ rules that you’ll have to follow:
- All dogs must be on a leash before they will be allowed on the tube.
- Cats must be carried in a suitable pet carrier and not allowed to roam free in the carriages, or be carried in your arms.
- All dogs must be carried up and down the escalators. If you have a dog that is too large to be carried, you will have to ask the staff to open the access gates for the elevators. If your dog is particularly large, you may be refused access.
- Your pet may not take up a seat or in any way interfere with other passengers or a member of staff.
- Transport for London reserves the right to refuse access to any animal that they deem unusually aggressive or likely to concern other travellers. This probably includes snakes!
Pets In London On Buses
Of course, assistance dogs are permitted on all forms of transport in London. If the bus is crowded, you may be refused access with your pet. Your animal must not block any corridor or the doorway on any form of transport. If you are going to travel with your dogs on a regular basis, you’ll have to work out the best time to travel. Try to avoid travelling at peak times as it may agitate your furry friend and cause a disturbance.
Having your pets in London after an international relocation is a great idea, especially if you’re going to be staying for a couple of years. You’ll find that Londoners love pets and are considerate and caring pet owners.
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