London Zoo

Regent's Park, Regents Park, NW1 4RY
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Address
Regent's Park, Regents Park, NW1 4RY

Telephone
0344 225 1826

Category
Visitor Attractions

Region
Regents Park

Nearest Station
Regent's Park (0.56 miles)

Website
https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo

Embark on a wild adventure in the heart of the capital. Set in leafy Regent’s Park amid heritage-listed buildings and beautiful gardens, ZSL London Zoo gives you a great excuse for a day out.

ZSL London Zoo has over 12,000 amazing animals for you to see and an astonishing 650 species of animal. Watch squirrel monkeys cheekily clamber on ropes above your heads in Meet the Monkeys, while butterflies elegantly flitter and flutter around you in Butterfly Paradise. Come eye to eye with a giraffe and see zebras, okapis and other amazing African mammals in 'Into Africa'.

Feel the heat of the South American rainforest and witness marmosets, tamarins and other forest dwellers all living in harmony in one the Clore Rainforest Lookout. Venture into the heart of Central African rainforest in the outstanding new exhibit, Gorilla Kingdom. Here you will journey along a sensational path leading you past African birds and other elusive forest animals before emerging into a spectacular natural forest clearing where you can get closer than ever to a group of western lowland gorillas and black and white colobus monkeys.

You can also experience an ‘Animals in Action' display - 30 minutes of flying, foraging and leaping action with animals showing their amazing natural skills and abilities.

Learning about the conservation of all these incredible species is a central theme throughout your entire visit. Younger visitors (or the young at heart!) can enjoy an encounter with farmyard favourites at the touch paddock in the Children's Zoo.

With all this on offer, there is something for everyone. ZSL London Zoo is open from 10am every day of the year (except Christmas Day) with seasonal closing times.

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The zoo’s most popular enclosures include the Gorilla Kingdom, the Butterfly Paradise, the Tiger Territory and the recently expanded Penguin Paradise; in fact so beloved are some of the residents that new arrivals are avidly followed on the zoo’s YouTube Channel. This also helps to promote their conservation work, which focuses on halting the extinction of animals and protective natural habitats.

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Be a zookeeper for a day picture

Be a zookeeper for a day

Show me someone who thinks they can spend £280 on something better than this and I'll show you a liar.
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Stay Up Late with the Animals @ Zoo Lates

Way past your bedtime...
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Spend a night with a pride of lions picture

Spend a night with a pride of lions

Head for the Gir Lion Lodge Experience
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Immerse yourself in the land of the lions picture

Immerse yourself in the land of the lions

Lion-lovers and, indeed, lions will be well at home here
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User Reviews

Reviewed by krunchie frog
I go to London Zoo every year, I don't even have children to take with me, I just go with my partner. Animals are for grown-ups, too!!

The new Rainforest experience bit is fantastic. It's just very well done, you are in the room with the animals, no cages, no vivariums. Tiny little monkies are playing a few feet infront of you. I probably spent about an hour alone in this room spotting and watching the wildlife. That may also be because I spotted one of my favorite animals, a big hairy sloth :D

The butterfly house is great, too. A bit of an ayesore on the outside with this crazy inflatable entrance, but inside it's beautiful. All these different kinds of butterflies around you, and then when you look a bit closer, you notice there's hundreds more. The sleepy moths are pretty incredible, too.

My other favorite part is the nocturnal animals. Very interesting and often strange-looking creatures.

The food is pretty expensive in the restaurant, so I'd advise bringing a packed lunch with you. But that's really the only negative thing I can think of. It's a great bit of escapism for the day, learning about the animals we share the world with and putting a few things into perspective.

Sep 9, 2008
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Reviewed by Anonymous
London Zoo is the best experience I've had, smily and polite staff
excellent service

Jun 28, 2008
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Reviewed by J. B. Mollitt
Tony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon) wasn't alone in designing the London Zoo aviary. The inimitable architect Cedric Price and engineer Frank Newby both contributed to this pioneering structure - completed in 1964.

Jul 28, 2004
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