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ZSL London Zoo, London

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 4,600+ reviews on the web
Opened in 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. Housing nearly 755 species, with over 16,000 individual animals, this is one of the largest zoological collections in the entire country. This site is also noted for opening the first reptile house, public aquarium, insect house, and children’s zoo in the UK. Hundreds of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates are sheltered here, with several special areas spread across the park’s grounds. Don’t miss the Africa-themed section, with high-level viewing platforms providing a look into the world of zebras, warthogs, giraffes, and wild dogs. Beat the long entry lines by booking your tickets online. Use our London trip generator to visit ZSL London Zoo on your trip to London, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is a great zoo for all the family. All the exhibits are well done and with an amazing variety of animals there is plenty to see. Highlights of our day was the Butterfly tent. The butterflies fly ...  read more »
  • Took my nephews here a good six months or so ago and everyone had a great day out! The penguin show was fun, the tickets were reasonable price and there's plenty to see and do to keep everyone enterta...  read more »
  • This was the first time I had visited London Zoo in all of my 50 plus years. I was, like most people I assume, unsure of why the zoo was rebranded from 'London Zoo' which is a simple tell all as to wh...  read more »
  • Loved seeing the animals and so much work goes into looking after them. The new Lion area is great, but the cats had found the one spot in the whole enclosure that no one could easily see! Awkward and clever. The only thing I would say is take your own food and drink. Their prices are pathetic.
  • Went to the Sunset Safari which was on a Friday in the summer between 6pm and 10pm. It had a jolly atmosphere where I bought a nice falafel wrap from one of their 'street food's vendors. Live music, and of course animals! Saw feeding of penguins and some cool insects, jellyfish, lions, anteaters, eagles, swallows, and quite a bit more. Totally would recommend a visit.
  • The Price to get in its TOO EXPENSIVE plus you dont get to see all the animals a various cage they were empty and to be honest it's no worth it!!! Also THE MANAGER WAS RUDE WHEN WE GOT TO THE COLLECTION OF THE PICTURES no respect at all. ((A worker said to us shes always like that )) 0.5/5
  • Amazing place. Brilliant views of the animals, enough going on to keep entertained. Food was good in the terrace restaurant. Would recommend getting there early to avoid crowds
  • An incredible institution of London, has done so much for conservation around the world. And a great zoo to visit to boot! Be sure to check out the butterfly enclosure if you're here in me, you'll love it.
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