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The London Zoo

Major Zoo in Regents Park, Central London


The London Zoo

Author: Bob Handford


The London Zoo Official Web Site


London Zoo was the World's first scientific zoo. Opened in 1828, it housed a collection of exotic animals that were studied by eminent scientists of the day. Today its weathered the test time as a solid day out for the general public, especially suited to families. The zoo is a modern zoo that despite its location in the centre of London with no room to expand has upgraded facilities for the animals in its care up to modern day expectations.


The Zoo is located in in Regents Park, one of the royal parks not far from Camden Town at the northern part of Central London.

As the major zoo in London its a full size zoo with the full range of animals and birds you would expect.

The zoo is a registered charity.

ZSL London Zoo has almost 750 species of animal, from the smallest monkey to the tall giraffe. Like zoo's the world over the London Zoo has undergone a raft of changes to bring down the bars and allow visitors to get closer to an astonishing 750 species of animal.


Penguin Beach is a firm favourite recreating a South American beach landscape in the heart of London, with stunning colonies of around 200 Macaroni and Humboldt penguins.

London Zoo is a leader in conservation breeding and reintroduction and, with over 1 million visitors a year, provides a unique opportunity to engage and inspire visitors of all ages!

London Zoo Ticketing

The London Zoo - Skip The Line Tickets

There are a number of ticketing options apart from paying at the ticket desks on the day. These include skip the line advanced tickets, entrance as part of a sightseeing pass or a promotional voucher.

By purchasing your ticket ahead of time you'll jump the queue avoiding waiting in any lines for tickets.


The London Zoo Fast Track Tickets

London Pass

The London Pass

London Zoo is also a participant of the London Pass. The London Pass is a convenient way of planning ahead and budgeting for your visit to London.

The London Pass is a flat rate sightseeing pass to many (but not all) of London's main attractions. You can buy a London pass for 1,2,3 or 6 day durations.

The London Pass - More Details


Railways 2 for 1 Promotion

London Zoo is also a participant of the railways 2 for 1 promotion. If you have a return rail ticket or a Travelcard issued by the railways that allows two people entrance to London Zoo for the price of one adult when you print a special London Zoo voucher from the promotion web site.

The 2 for 1 Promotion - More Details

Getting To The London Zoo

The London Zoo has extensive parking facilities, and is outside of the congestion charge, or if you are on foot, Camden town is the nearest Underground station just 15 minutes walk away from the London Zoo. Directions are signed.

Bus service number 274 runs from Oxford Circus and Baker Street to Ormonde Terrace by the main gate.

You can also pick up the C2 bus from Oxford Circus or Great Portland Street to Gloucester Gate.


The very popular hop on, hop off London tour buses do not go out to the London Zoo.


Popular London Attraction Fast Track Tickets

Skip The Lines Tickets At ...

London Eye - Amazing panoramic flight on the world's highest observation wheel

The Shard - Tallest building in Western Europe with viewing of London from the top.

St Paul's Cathedral - Cathedral of the Diocese of London famous dome & venue for royal weddings

Tower of London - Booking your ticket ahead of time you'll jump the queue at no extra cost.

Madame Tussauds - See wax statues of the most famous people in the world

London Dungeon - the creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon.

Hampton Court Palace - Henry VIII Medieval Palace set in vast grounds

The London Zoo - World class zoo in the centre of London


London Pass

Original London Tour Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Buses

For the vast majority of visitors to London, the way you get about town on a day to day basis is by the London Underground, perhaps supplemented by the occasional red London bus using an Oyster or Travelcard.

Original London Tour Open Top Sightseeing Bus

But, especially for the first time visitor to London, the popular hop on, hop off sightseeing buses are a great orientation to the city of London getting you up to speed on the layout and spotting new places of interest you were not aware off.

You will have invested a lot of time and money in getting to London so you will want to use your time as efficiently as possible.

The hop on, hop off sightseeing buses are perhaps unrivalled in their ability to give you a speedy informed orientation to the layout of London. They also help you identify new locations that appeal to you, perhaps pointed out by the on-board guide and also give the once over those attractions you had always planned on visiting.


These buses offer comprehensive coverage covering nearly all the main sights in London. The popularity of the buses means there is one along every few minutes and you get a grandstand view perched up on the top deck of the bus.

In addition to the bus tour a river cruise and some free walking tours are all part of the deal.


Key Points of Original London Tour

- Tickets valid for 24 hours

- Three major bus tour routes supplemented by feeder services

- FREE Walking Tours! (Three of them)

- FREE Thames River Cruise

- Hop-on and hop-off service with stops at all the attractions

- English live guides + Audio guides (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese & Kids' Channel.)


Original London Tour Tickets

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