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ZSL London Zoo, London

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Zoo / Aquarium
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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TripAdvisor
  • Me and my two boys loved it what a great time we all had seen all the animals my little ones favourite was the tortoise /turtle we get to get close to the giraffes which was my favourite thank u Londo...  more »
  • Took the children to the zoo and we were really looking forward to "London Zoo’s newest and most breath-taking exhibit" -the land of the lion. While I can appreciate the idea of "stepping into Asia " ...  more »
  • I was very worried after reading some reviews about the zoo and we were about to change plans... but our kids wanted to go so much that we decided to take the risk. We were happy we did! We bought a f...  more »
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  • An amazing day out. Well worth the entrance fee. Easy to get to even for people outside of London. No elephants but I can live with that. We spent all day here and didn't see everything. Would be happy to see everything again. Great.
  • Very good zoo. Clean, big and with thematic areas. It's a very recommended visit for kids and adults. On the other side this zoo it's lacking some animals like bears and elephants and it really doesn't have a star that puts it apart from other zoos and you expect from the London zoo.
  • Lovely small zoo great for kids with lots of unusual animals, it's bit old and dated in parts but some good renovations like the tiger enclosure make it easier to see the animals. Fantastic butterfly house. Bonus touch animal area. Good kids playground. Bring picnic lunch as restaurant and cafes not very good and very overpriced. We didn't manage to see it all with two little kids, there from opening to closing.
  • So much to do! A lot of exotic breeds of animals I didn't even know existed too and they even held informative shows where the carer's of the animals educated everyone on certain animals. Food here is pricey at certain areas, always packed and busy at them as well. It's a perfect day out but definitely expect some extortionate prices.
  • Great presentations when feeding the animals and clean zoo. It is a little dated, but the modernisation of certain areas look great - especially the new 'Indian theme Lion area' and the 'Australian Kangaroo' section. Would love some elephants in the zoo! The food is tasty and reasonably prices with a lovely large restaurant and outdoor roof terrace!