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ZSL London Zoo, London

3.3
#6 of 184 in Parks in London
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. Make ZSL London Zoo part of your personalized London itinerary using our London tour itinerary maker.
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  • This is a great place for children & adults, we were a 4 adults on a day out & it took us all back to being excited children. All the staff were very friendly & informative. We managed to to see the.....  more »
  • I can say London Zoo in November is not recommended, it was too cold for the animals, many just stood inside, the tiger was traumatised - was just walking on auto-pilot, horrible to see. Not...  more »
  • I'm used to the Rotterdam zoo (blijdorp), which is one of the best in the world. But I like this London Zoo too, although it is much older, less modern and less spacious. There was so much to see. I.....  more »
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  • Slightly better than a regular city Zoo, but ultimately is a city zoo. Generally clean and tidy, and very well kept animals and enclosures. Good facilities but I would say not great value for money. Aquarium section is particularly good in my opinion. Would definitely recommend but take a nice picnic rather than rely on on-site food.
  • ZSL London zoo is a great place to go if you're visiting London. It has a wide variety of animals and some of the most bizarre-looking animals you will ever see. The animals are given proper care and a habitat identical to the animal's natural habitat in the wild. I highly recommend this place to all animal lovers.
  • Yeah, I loved this place because it had an amazing atmosphere that you wouldn't forget, even years after. I'm glad there's a place like this because if everyone went to London Zoo at least once in their life, they would know how much of great memories they had. The animals, staff, scenery were beautiful to have around and a pleasure to see. I think it's slightly surprising how a small slush in a shop is £3.10 each and did not taste as good as it should've been. But, I mean I'm happy the money goes to support the animals and other stuff so I'm good. BUT OVERALL, GREAT PLACE!
  • An amazing place. A lovely variety of animals. We ended up spending the entire day there. It was a lot of walking and I ended up doing approximately 20000 steps. I think the zoo should tell us when it is feeding time so we can choose to visit certain animals at those times. There's not that many places to sit down in the shade which ended up making the whole trip very very tiring.
  • The Zoological Society of London Zoo is located to the north of Regents Park. The best way to get there is to get off at Camden Town Station and then head south-west. The main entrance is on Prince Albert Road. The adult entry price is £30 or £27 for seniors and students. The cashier I got to buy my ticket, was very friendly and certainly wanted to engage with the customer in conversation. The zoo is manned by friendly and dedicated employees. This is certainly not the best zoo that I've been to but is in my top 10 and certainly worth a visit.
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