An unmissable attraction right in the heart of London. Get closer to over 18,000 amazing animals, and enjoy live shows and fantastic, immersive exhibits.
In this guide we’ll show you how to save up to 30% on tickets and if you need a place to stay, check out our guide the best hotels near ZSL London Zoo. Or browse our reviews for our recommended hotels in London for families.
How to get a London Zoo discount?
We recommend Picniq for cheap London Zoo tickets – they have up to 30% off. Includes:
• 1-day admission to ZSL London Zoo
• Get up close to creatures from all over the world, from bugs and butterflies to hippos, lions and giraffes
• Huge variety of daily fun and educational events such as Meet the Monkeys, Rainforest Live, Giraffe High Tea, and more!
Looking for a hotel?
- Read our insider’s guide to the best hotels near London Zoo.
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About London Zoo
Set in leafy Regent’s Park amid heritage-listed buildings and beautiful gardens, ZSL London Zoo is an oasis in the heart of the capital.
With over 750 amazing animal species to discover, as well as live shows and fantastic, immersive exhibits, this is an unmissable attraction.
The Zoo’s biggest experience, Land of the Lions, gives visitors the chance to get closer than ever before to the mighty Asiatic lions – of which only 400 remain in the wild.
Visitors can explore three walkways covering the 2,500sqm exhibit with thrilling, immersive Indian-themed areas to explore.
Embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat at Tiger Territory, where you can come face-to-face with one of nature’s most awesome predators, learn about the natural behaviours of Sumatran Tigers at the daily Tiger Talk and discover the conservation issues these creatures face in the wild.
View animals in a different light at Rainforest Life (London’s only living rainforest), and go on a journey high into the treetops to meet a variety of amazing rainforest species.
Then head down below to meet the creatures who only come out in the dark in the amazing nocturnal experience, Night Life.
Visitors can head down to the beach and watch London’s largest colony of Humboldt Penguins dive, swim, frolic and feed, meet the Monkeys in their natural habitat – with no boundaries between animals and visitors in a walk through enclosure, step Into Africa and observe the elegance and grace of the giraffes from the viewing platform and move through lush forested pathways when Gorilla Kingdom brings the African rainforest to the heart of London.
You can also enjoy displays, feeding times and talks at no extra cost!
London Zoo Highlights
- Set within scenic Regent’s Park
- A range of restaurants and cafes onsite for you to enjoy
- Step into the dark worlds of the nocturnal creatures at the zoo with the ‘Night Life’ area
- Within walking distance of Camden Town
- One of the largest zoos in the world!
London Zoo Opening Times
ZSL London Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Gates open at 10am and close at either 4pm, 5pm or 6pm depending on the season. Last admission is one hour before closing.
ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY.
How to get to London Zoo
Paid parking is available in the Zoo’s Gloucester Slips Car Park.
The Zoo’s main gate is situated on the Outer Circle of Regent’s Park NW1 and is outside of the congestion charge zone.
ZSL London Zoo is within walking distance of Camden Town and Regent’s Park tube stations.
By London Overground
The nearest London Overground station is Camden Road.
Giraffe at ZSL London Zoo