About ZSL London Zoo:
Opened in 1828 and with over 756 animal species, London Zoo is counted amongst the oldest and most diverse of its kind in the world. It's renowned for its lengthy zoological heritage and visitor friendly atmosphere. Over the years they have added (amongst other things) a reptile house, a public aquarium, an insect house and a children's zoo.
- All Year Round, Daily | Except December 25.
schedule Opening Hours:
- See 'Book Now' above for up-to-date information.
place London Zoo Address:
- Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY (View Location).
- Most of London Zoo is wheelchair accessible. The Aquarium features disabled access and most buildings have ramp access.
- Zoo maps can be requested at the main entrance or the Information Kiosk.
- London Zoo has no left luggage facilities.
London Zoo | What You'll See:
Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, once a fellow of the Zoological Society of London, with handy entry tickets available all year round. Head inside and discover: Penguin Beach, Gorilla Kingdom and the Tiger Territory! Other exciting highlights include:
Here you can see London Zoo's six much loved western Iowland gorillas. If it's your lucky day you might catch them climbing and playing in their specially designed indoor gym. These six can be silly sometimes and it's great fun to visit this enclosure with the whole family.
Let the little ones run free and familiarise themselves with domestic animals. The water fountain and playground is a fun and safe place to keep them occupied if you decide to sit down and take a break. You'll find everything from the ordinary donkey to rare and exotic species such as Kunekune Pigs and Silkie Chickens. Small non-domesticated animals also reside here, from zoo's two meerkat groups to prairie dogs and mongooses.
The saying goes that birds of a feather flock together, but in this rainforest-themed tropical aviary you will see all different kinds of birds flock under one impressive glass roof. The pavilion contains fifty different exotic bird species, including one of the few hummingbird species housed in a British Zoo.
It's the closest you can get to an African safari experience in the British capital. Warthogs, giraffes, zebras, okapis and many more African mammals represent their continent in this exhibit. Why not ascend the purpose-built viewing platform and have a thrilling face-to-face encounter with a giraffe. It's always a crowd-pleaser.
The Jae Jae and Melati family reside here. London Zoo owns five Sumatran tigers: the male, Jae Jae, the female, Melati, and their three cubs. They have their own enclosure of more than 2500 square meters and vegetation that authentically replicates their original Indonesian homeland.
Land of the Lions:
You might have wondered why there was no mention of the king of the jungle in the 'Into Africa' exhibition, well this is why. The lions in this exhibition are members of the endangered Asiatic subspecies. It's amazing to see these majestic creatures up close.
There is still more to explore at London Zoo! Get the whole family together, come see and explore this wonderful natural world right at the heart of the British capital.