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About the London Zoo

World famous, and world's oldest zoo based in the heart of London.

ZSL London Zoo has been entertaining and delighting visitors since opening to the public in 1847. With over 800 animal species, exciting and innovative exhibits it's a great day out in the capital for all ages and sizes.

Go deeper into Tiger Territory, ZSL London Zoo's latest landmark exhibit. Visitors will embark on a journey through the Indonesian jungle and come face-to-face with one of nature's most breathtaking predators, the Sumatran tiger.

But there is more in store! ZSL London Zoo invites visitors to head down to Penguin Beach and watch London's largest colony of Humboldt Penguins dive, swim, frolic and feed. Walk through the African forest and discover our colony of western lowland gorillas or immerse yourself in London's only living rainforest. Visitors can also enjoy our daily animal displays, feeds and talks!

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

London Zoo,
Regent's Park,
London,
NW1 4RY

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Fequently asked questions

How long does it take to walk around London Zoo?

You can easilly fill half a day on a visit, and if you take your time with lunch and some of the displays, it's a decent day out.

Can you take your own food into London Zoo?

You can take your own food into the zoo, for your own consumption - not to feed to the animals -- although there are a number of cafes in the Zoo as well.

Does London Zoo have a polar bear?

Although the zoo has had polar bears in the past, it doesn't have one at the moment.

Are there elephants at London Zoo?

Although the zoo has had elephants in the past, it doesn't have any now.

Do I need to book tickets in advance?

Not essential, but very highly recommended as they limit visitor numbers at times, and the queue can be quite long otherwise. You usually get tickets cheaper online than by turning up.

Can you take dogs into London Zoo?

Assistance dogs are allowed into the zoo, but not family pets.

What's the nearest railway station to London Zoo

The nearest station is Chalk Farm which is 0.6 miles away.


London Zoo - Latest News

London Zoo offering animal tours with afternoon teas
London Zoo offering animal tours with afternoon teas

London Zoo is launching Tours and Teas, a brand new series of guided tours followed by afternoon tea at the Regents Park zoo.

London Zoo to open in the summer evenings through July
London Zoo to open in the summer evenings through July

Next month, London Zoo will be having regular late-evening openings for adults only to enjoy the summer air surrounded by tigers and penguins, but not children.

London Zoo’s NHS sign is to be preserved by the Museum of London
London Zoo’s NHS sign is to be preserved by the Museum of London

A large NHS sign installed in London Zoo’s Giraffe House during the pandemic has been acquired by the Museum of London as part of its ongoing Collecting COVID initiative.

London Zoo to show off the world of the Tiny Giants
London Zoo to show off the world of the Tiny Giants

London Zoo is opening a new display space next month, dedicated to the smallest of animals.

Tickets Alert: London Zoo to reopen its doors on 12th April
Tickets Alert: London Zoo to reopen its doors on 12th April

As with many outdoor venues, London Zoo has confirmed it can reopen from next month – and tickets have gone on sale today.

Tickets Alert: London Zoo is reopening
Tickets Alert: London Zoo is reopening

As with many outdoor venues, London Zoo has confirmed it can reopen while London is still in the Tier 4 lockdown.

Find the Sasan Gir railway station in central London
Find the Sasan Gir railway station in central London

A short walk from Regents Park tube station you come across something strange, a quiet dusty Indian railway station waiting for trains that never come.

A trip to a socially distanced London Zoo
A trip to a socially distanced London Zoo

London Zoo has reopened, but with just a quarter of the 8,000 customers, they would normally allow into the zoo on a pre-pandemic day, what’s a visit to the socially distanced zoo like?

London Zoo reopens next week – tickets on sale today
London Zoo reopens next week – tickets on sale today

With the sudden change of government policy, London Zoo says that it will open its gates to visitors on Monday 15th June – although entry will only be with a pre-booked ticket so they can control numbers in the zoo.

History tours of London Zoo now available
History tours of London Zoo now available

A site that is famous as much for its architecture as the animals within, London Zoo is now offering history tours of the site.

Tickets Alert: Late nights at London Zoo
Tickets Alert: Late nights at London Zoo

Tickets for this tend to sell out fairly quickly, so if you fancy one of four evenings at London Zoo, then you need to book now.

London Zoo to help spider-phobics

If you are scared of spiders, then London Zoo is running a series of courses for phobics to help us you overcome such fears. Whilst I am not afraid of the eight-legged monsters, I don’t particularly like them and particularly

Bored at work?

One of the RSS feeds I keep an eye on is the Zoological Society of London – which is the posh name for London Zoo (and Whipsnade), mainly for keeping an eye on any events they might be having. They

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