The London Zoo

Major zoo in Regent's Park, central London


The London Zoo

The London Zoo official website


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 it has weathered the test of 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 Regent's 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 zoos 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. London Zoo's reptile house is of course, the location of filming of the first Harry Potter film.


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.


There are also birds, butterflies, giraffes, zebras, and all other shapes and sizes of the world's creatures. With daily shows, live feeds and demonstrations as you would expect from a world class zoo.

 

The London Zoo - logistical overview

Opening times: ZSL London Zoo is open from 10am every day of the year (except Christmas Day) with seasonal closing times between 4pm and 6pm Last admittance is one hour before closing.

 

Location: The London Zoo is located to the north of the very centre of London where most attractions are. The London Zoo site is at the northern end of Regent's Park, one of London's several very large royal parks.

 

The zoo straddles the Regent's Canal along which boat trips are available. You can walk along the canal to Camden Lock, one of London's most visited markets, especially for the youngsters. Madame Tussauds is on the opposite side of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill another area of parkland that extends seamlessly north of Regent's Park has splendid views of the London skyline.

 

Nearest Underground station: ZSL London Zoo is within walking distance of Camden Town (15mins) and Regent's Park (20 mins) stations. Camden Town is on the Northern Line, Regent's Park (Bakerloo Line).

 

You can also get the 274 London bus from Baker Street Underground (Circle, District, Bakerloo, Metroplitan and Jubilee Line) to a stop outside the zoo.

 

Hop-on, hop-off buses: None of London's hop on, hop off sightseeing buses have stops at London Zoo. You can get off at Baker Street (the stop for Madame Tussauds) and get the 274 London bus to the zoo or it is a 20 minute walk across Regent's Park.

 

London Zoo ticketing

The London Zoo has a straight forward ticket offering with concessions for children, seniors and family tickets.

You get about a 5% discount by buying tickets in advance on-line rather than paying on the day.

 

Tickets in winter, from November to mid February are around 20% cheaper than other months.

 

Fast Track tickets allowing you to skip the entrance queues for instant access are available for which you pay around a 20% premium over standard entrance tickets.


Buying direct from the London Zoo official web site (banner link below), offers the cheapest prices. We have been unable to find any discounter who can beat the London Zoo ticket outlet.


The London Zoo Fast Track Tickets

London Zoo & London's attraction passes

Railways 2 for 1 Promotion - The railways 2 for 1 entrance promotion is valid at the London Zoo. However, the promotion is only for the walk-up tickets.

The London Pass - The London Zoo is supported by London's most popular attraction pass.


London Pass
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