ZSL London Zoo – Everything you need to know before visiting.

London Zoo, is one of our favourite places to visit in London. It is the world’s oldest scientific Zoo and the home of more than 25,000 animals representing over 750 species. It is considered as one of the biggest and most diverse zoo in the UK. They are a part of ZSL (Zoological Society of London), so aside from a wonderful day out with every visit, you are also helping to fund their work to protect wildlife and their habitats. 

London Zoo is 36 acres big and has a vast greenery areas perfect for picnics. My family has seen it all and love to go here regardless of the seasons. There’s also plenty of events going on throughout the year, so no visits is exactly the same. It’s always advisable to plan ahead and check out their events before visiting.

Penguins at London Zoo

Where is London Zoo?

Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY. It is situated on the northern edge of Regent’s Park. 

How long does it take to visit?

If you go here just to see all the animals, I would say 3-4 hrs is enough. But if you want to make a full day out of our visit, you can always attend their feeding talks, shows and seasonal entertainments.

Seasonal Activities at London

How big is the London Zoo?

36 acres.

Opening Times

London Zoo is open everyday except Christmas Day from 10am but closing times are seasonal and varies through the year. To plan your visit, check out their timetable here.

How to get London Zoo via Public Transport?

  • By Underground: Camden Town Station on Northern Line
  • By Bus: Buses 88 and 274
  • By National Rail: Euston and Marylebone

Is there parking?

London Zoo has its own parking situated on the Outer Circle of Regents Park. The postcode is NW1 4SX and it’s outside the congestion zone. It will cost 14.50 to park if you are a Zoo Visitors and 65 for Non-Zoo visitors or overnight parking.

Pay and Parking Display is also available in Regents Park and on the Outer Circle everyday from 9am to 6:30pm.

Places to Eat at London Zoo

London Zoo has a few selections of kiosks, cafes and restaurants as follows:

  • The Terrace Restaurant
  • Aquarium Kiosk
  • Beach Hut
  • Peckish Parrot Cafe
  • Woodland Kiosk

How much are the tickets?

Standard Pricing :
Under 3 (ages 0-2) – Free
Child (3-15 years) – £21.70
Adult (16-64 years) – £31
Senior (+65) – £27.90
Student with ID – £27.90
Disabled Adult – £27.90
Disabled Child – £21.70
Carers – Free with every Disabled ticket purchase

Standard Weekend Pricing:
Under 3 (ages 0-2) – Free
Child (3-15 years) – £23.10
Adult (16-64 years) – £33
Senior (+65) – £29.70
Student with ID – £29.70
Disabled Adult – £29.70
Disabled Child – £23.10
Carers – Free with every Disabled ticket purchase

For Group Tickets, Flexi-tickets and Membership, please check this.

I highly recommend London Zoo as one of the places you should visit. For any other activities and things to do when in town, check out my 7 best things to do in London article.

https://www.londonzoo.org/zoo-stories/events

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