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Holly&Lil's show season 2016 is now over. So if you wish to meet Holly & Gus and all their pack you will have to come in to one of our shops. 
TIP: Bring your dogs collar to check you get size correct if you cannot bring your pooch.
March 2018 Shows start with the Biggie
Hall 2 Stand 12
Elaine, Chelsea & Lauren & Connor

Who Let's the Dogs In!

We are thrilled to be able to show you our Who Let's the Dogs in Map of Bermondsey Street and the extra 5 minute walk to Tower Bridge Road. A wee work of art created by Pete McGlasham of Here Be Dragons.
A fabulous guide if you are planning a shopping trip to us with your dog. Now you can plan your whole day. Click on the picture to get a BIG Guide to print or there will be leaflets available in the shop (103 Bermondsey Street) plus posters as well. Lovely

Dogs on our Cards

Lily you all know well.  She was a Flatcoat Retriever who sadly died last year in October 2011 aged 9.5 years old.   She is still an important part of H&L and hopefully always will be.  Her kind gentle nature was second to none and she could lick for England!

Holly - my perfect little Muse Mongrel who will be 13 years old this November. She is still an inspiration and a joy.  Though any who have met her will testify she is the Princess Diana of H&L, she even can "do" the eyes.

H&L "Tell us a bit about Tilly & Hector your Weimaraners please Cindy"

Hector and Tilly. Two Weimaraners - one Island - one owner - one nervous breakdown in progress! Not sure if appropriate but very germane :) I am going to try and get some more photos of them with their collars as the last one I sent was an old one of him digging the sand in the collar he had previously. It was just to show you the type of battering his Holly&Lil collar is getting.
I am really obsessing about "Pugs" collar now for Tilly. Think Hector would leave home if I got one like that for him but Tilly is a girly girl and it would look super.
I have finally, after much pushing and shoving, established my own blog for Hector and Tilly (never forgetting Jazz and Beau too).

H&L "How did you first find us"

I originally found you via Google search. I purchased a collar for my friends dog first, but coveted the skull and crossbones for mine!

H&L "Tell us a bit about Higgins your Dogue de Bordeaux please Elaine "

Higgins was only 14 weeks in the photos and was wearing a collar i bought for one of my pugs he now has a his own one in size 11. Higgins does not know he is a DDB and thinks he is a pug as he has been bought up with them and when he does a pug run you would definatly move out the way when 11st is coming flat out towards you.

H&L "How did you first find us"

I first met Holly&Lil at the first ever Discover Dogs they did and bought my first collar for my champion Jenson and have been hooked ever since I sometimes think I have more of there collars than they have in stock. Elaine of Snugglepugs

Holly&Lil are sad to report Higgins died in 2013 unexpectedly.  A huge hole to fill.

H&L "How did you first find us" The Bostons first saw a Holly & Lil collar on their London Cousin , Lupin who got her collar at the Chiswick House Dog Day September 2009.    

H&L "Tell us a bit about Nicolo
your Boston Terrier please

Nicolo is a perfect American
gentleman, (he lives in NYC. His
favourite activities include jumping
high in the air to catch a flying ball
and cuddling up on the couch or
bed with anyone that happens to
be there.

H&L "How did you first find us"

We first found Holly & Lil while
living in Southwark in 2006/7
before returning to New York and
ultimately getting Nicolo in autumn
2008. I then lived over by Borough
again in 2009/10 and had to pick
up a proper tweed collar and lead
for our little man. A perfect blend
of Brit and Yank.


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Come to Holly&Lil The Groomers - 90 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 4TP. Call 0203 287 3024 or 0207 237 7226 or email

10% off your first booking at the new Holly&Lil The Groomers with Scissor Award winning Groomers.

Call 0207 237 7226 or 0203 287 3024. Drop your dog with us then visit Bermondsey Street and or Borough Market, MaltbyStreet Market or the Bermondsey Antiques market. Then collect your dog and go to one of the dog friendly Ressies. There are so many!


Elaine, Hollys owner, has a blog with stories about life at Holly&Lil; hope you enjoy it!

Dogs on our Cards

H&L "Tell us a bit about Cyril your Bulldog please Michelle"

My name is Cyril and I am nine years old. I am a very confident young man and enjoy walking, swimming in the sea and playing which keeps my muscular body in peak condition. My other hobbies are travel, shopping for clothes and toys and going to dog shows where I am extremely competitive and like to win red rosettes and trophies. I am friendly and outgoing and enjoy receiving a lot of attention when out and about. My favourite foods are pasta, shortbread, chips, roast dinners and ice cream although I am only allowed these on special occassions as I have to watch my figure. I am strong willed and know my own mind but am also affectionate and very loving especially with my Mummy who dotes on me!

H&L "How did you first find us"

I found H&L through Google when searching for designer dog items for Cyril!

H&L "Tell us a bit about Bessie Boo  your greyhound please Carol"

Bessie Boo was given her collar for a third birthday present by her two Boston Terrier best friends who knew how special Harris is to Carol and Bessie Boo. She loves to run on the beach near where the tweed is woven and actually wnt and met Donald John in her collar in June.


Holly&Lil Stockists
These are some of our favourite stockists who  carry capsule collections of our collars & leads.
We were in Harrods, Pet Kingdom, for many years but sadly it has shut now.

Wags Pet Boutique
01753 206 068

Essex Pooch Palace
07786 105 570

Belgium Brussels,
City Barn
Tel: 00 322 5441 489

Israel - Tel Aviv
2for Cats,

U.A.E - Dubai
World of Pets,

On All Paws,
+61 2 9518 5539


Meet Gus our Pack Member from

Gus has been with us since August 2012 and was 6 months old when we got him.  He is a star and has gone from 13kgs to 30kgs!!!  Quite a big boy but so soft and gentle and a wee bit dopey.  Will lie around the shop just as peaceful as our darling, much missed, Lily.


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TimeOuts Best shops!

"Congratulations on being recognised as one of the best shops in London! You can find all of London’s best shops here."

Visit our Shop

TIME OUT magazine has included us in their top 100 shops in London!

And VOGUE listed us in their
Secret Shopping Diary. We do
hope you will all put us at the top
of your "Places I must visit when I
come to London "... list.

Our shop has all our own
collections but is also full of
wonderful things that we are not
selling online... Gorgeous mugs
and handmade cards and throws
and dog beds and...

... we hope some of you may be
able to visit us and see it all for

Dogs Welcome!
5 mins walk from London Bridge
103 Bermondsey St,
London SE1 3XB

Shop opening hours
Monday 11am-6pm
Teusday 10.30-6.15pm
Wednesday 10.30-7pm
Thursday 10.30-7pm
Friday 10.30am-6.15pm
Saturday 10.30am-5pm
Sunday 11.30am-3.30pm
Come to London Bridge tube and
walk down either St Thomas
Street (past Guy's Hospital and
the Shard) or Tooley Street, both
of which bisect Bermondsey
Street. If you walk down Tooley
Street you will turn right into
Bermondsey Street by a big
Chinese restaurant in an old Bank
building on the corner and walk
up through the railway tunnel.  It's
about 5 minutes walk from London
Bridge station to Holly&Lil.

Or set sat nav for Riley Road SE1,
you usually can get a meter on
weekdays and free parking at the
weekend. Then just walk back up
Tanner Street to us....  Or Sunday
is free parking in the street.

Winners of Somewhere on the High Street

The 'Somewhere on the High
Street' award is open to
nominations from Banks, Shops,
travel agents etc.... AND WE
. Some of our customers
must have nominated us and we
thank them so much for that. I had
a dream how my shop should be
and the Els Angels have made it

Dogs on our Cards

Martah sadly died in 2018 - Gone but never forgotten.
H&L "Tell us a bit about Miss
Martha your Cesky Terrier please

2 ½ years old when this pic was
taken. With her (almost) twin
sister Lily, (not from the same
litter). Lovely natured little dog –
can be relied upon with children,
puppies, strangers, other dogs in
the park. Favourite pastime is
chasing squirrels, cats and foxes,
occasionally rabbits. Very inept
hunter – no danger of her ever
catching one Favourite place is
Greenwich Park – good squirrel
zone. We often have picnics there
on summer evenings with her on
constant squirrel alert. Very
stubborn when she wants to be,
usually when being brought away
from the squirrel zones of the park
– has been known to lie down flat
on her back in protest and refuse
to budge Very chatty – tells you
when it is her meal times, or when
she is ready to go out for a walk.
Only moves on a need-to basis.
Will bark from the bottom of the
stairs to find out of it is worth her
while to come up. Spends every
afternoon with a group of 20+
dogs playing in the park – they
have all grown up from puppies
together and are fine friends.
Many of them also have H&L
collars! Dances on the spot in
anticipation of meals, treats, food,
front legs shuffling in excitement
Always wears pink collars shows
off her lovely silver colouring Is a
bit if a floozy with male dogs, very
much a flirt Is half dog, half teddy
bear. Loves cuddling up in your
lap of the sofa

H&L "How did you first find us"

One of the fellow dog walkers told
me about Holly & Lil, and since
then you have become a firm
favourite with all the other
dogwalkers there. Martha & Lily
still probably have the most varied
collection of collars

H&L "Tell us a bit about Flower
your Pug please Annette (in NL)"

Flower came to us at 4 months,
she is born in Germany (Sachsen)
and is from all American parents.
She has a pedigree and her name
is Open Your Heart fom Sachsen
Adel, we cal her Flower. She is a
very sweet girl, black pugs have
more temperament than the fawn
but flower is like the fawn very
easy going. She loves al attention
and her favorite place in on my lap
J We hope she will be a mother
this fall. She chares our home with
12 other pugs, and a smooth
collie. She gets along with all
other dogs and her sweet face
steals many hearts, like her name
she opens peoples hearts.

H&L "How did you first find us"

We first saw the Holly&Lil collars
at Crufts, and could not stop
talking about them to other dog
friends, one of those friend gave
me the Bell collar for Christmas
last year, his own dog has one to.
I get so many reaction when they
wear the collar. Everyone likes it
very much.