Flat Iron Square, London Bridge

26 Jun

Always on the lookout for dog friendly venues I was excited to find this little gem right in the heart of London Bridge. Flat Iron Square, based on Southwark road opened in 2016 and  a foodie hub in Bankside – taking over seven railway arches, Grade 11 listed building Devonshire House and the surrounding area.

With a large garden area, I had hoped it would be dog friendly – and it is! It was world cup night however (Nigeria / Argentina), and I was a little worried (especially with Lola’s larger size!) upon arrival to spot a 10 minute queue and bag searching. The queue went down quickly however and in retrospect the bag searching is for everyone’s safety, and probably just a tightened security effort after the 2017 terrorist attack in London Bridge.

It was awfully busy at first, but the drinks were cold and the food while expensive (around £8 for a burger) was delicious. Upon arrival a member of staff gave Lola a huge hug and stroke, and asked should he bring us a water bowl – which was very welcoming. And while lots of people there were plenty of seating areas to always find Lola a spot to lay down.  I would say all in all a winning venue, not as relaxed as a doggy pub type place, but as long as you are on guard to make sure your dog is safe they will enjoy it there. Lola certainly did – with swathes of attention from those there less interested in the football match!

Drinks: Pricey but good choices 7 / 10
Food: an array of choice (note most stalls close at 9) pricey, but delicious 7 / 10
Staff: Friendly, inviting and security conscious: 8 / 10
Toilets: Unisex and covered in pee, loo roll rapidly ran out 4 / 10
Location: Central 8 / 10
Dog fun: Due to fake grass and crowded nature 6 / 10
Human fun: with a strange loop and hook game to play, lots of seating, lots of food and a giant screen 8 / 10

Overall: 6.8 / 10

4 Responses to “Flat Iron Square, London Bridge”

  1. lynnabbottstudios July 2, 2018 at 7:23 PM #

    Lola is beautiful. Is she a “Doodle”? I have a LabraDoodle named Bentley! Love that you found a dog friendly cafe! 🙂


  2. beetleypete August 21, 2018 at 6:19 PM #

    Lola looks cute!
    Thanks for following my blog, which is appreciated.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  3. allthingsthriller September 8, 2018 at 4:27 PM #

    Lola is a beauty.


  4. successbmine September 18, 2018 at 1:51 AM #

    Sounds like an interesting place. But I’m afraid it’s just a little too far to travel from London Ontario Canada to London England to try out those expensive burgers. 🙂 I love that dog! Thanks for following my blog, Marc Andre. I hope you will visit often.


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