ZSL London Zoo

ZSL - London Zoo

Outer Circle
Regent's Park
London
NW1 4RY

Opening Times

Daily: 10am - 4pm

Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom at the world's oldest scientific zoo, which has over 800 species.

Discover over 750 amazing animal species and come face-to-face with some of the hairiest, scariest, tallest and smallest animals on the planet with the ultimate back-to-nature experience. Set in London’s leafy Regent’s Park, escape the city’s hustle and bustle and enter the historic oasis that is London Zoo. A perfect day for all, explore immersive exhibits indoors and out and learn about incredible animals with our live talks throughout the day. 

Journey through an Indonesian habitat at Tiger Territory getting up close to beautiful Sumatran tigers via floor-to-ceiling glass windows, bringing you closer than ever to the environment of one of nature’s most fascinating predators.

Marvel at London’s largest colony of Humboldt penguins as they dive, swim, frolic, and feed. And don't forget an awesome selfie at the iconic underwater bubble for a penguin-eye view of their watery home. Move through lush, leafy pathways and come face to face with the majestic Western lowland gorillas in the large Gorilla Kingdom.

Before you leave, don't forget to visit Land of the Lions. Home to a pride of endangered Asiatic lions, the Land of the Lions exhibit features an awe-inspiring look at these big cats as they explore an amphitheatre-style enclosure made to resemble a crumbling ruin.

By pre-purchasing your ticket, you can avoid the pay lines outside and head straight in to enjoy your day at the Zoo.

London Zoo On-Site Activities 2019

Zoo Nights

Dates: Friday nights in June and July.

ZSL’s popular after-hours, adults only event returns for 2019, serving up a unique mix of wildlife and city life, with great food, bars, live entertainment and pop-up experiences, plus animal talks and feeds.

The Secret Life of the Zoo

Dates: 24 July - 1 September

Journey on a fun family trail and discover the secret life of London Zoo with a peek into what goes on behind the scenes.

Celebrating Pride at ZSL London Zoo

Some penguins are gay – get over it! Penguin Beach is home to the Zoo’s most famous gay residents, Humboldt penguins Ronnie and Reggie. Same sex parings in the animal kingdom is more common than you may think! Discover more on Sunday 7th July at the story telling show, Rainbow Families at ZSL London Zoo, hosted by drag artist Mama G from Petite Pantos, sharing positive tales about “being who you are, and loving who you want”. (Pride Image Attached)

Animal Adventure at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo’s brand new Animal Adventure zone will be opening this summer! Young visitors will go on a journey of discovery with close-up encounters with animals from around the world, from eagle owls and porcupines to mongooses and meerkats. Not to mention the super exciting splash zone, climbing wall and more! 

Opening Hours (last admission one hour before closing):

31 March 2019 - 1 September 2019* 10:00am - 6:00pm

2 September 2019 - 26 October 2019 10:00am - 5.00pm

27 October 2019 - 14 February 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm

* Please note, the Zoo will close at 5:00pm for Zoo Nights on the following Fridays: 7 June, 14 June, 21 June, 28 June, 5 July, 12 July, 19 July and 26 July 2019. 

Tube

  • Baker Street
  • Marylebone
  • Edgware Road (Circle Line)
  • Edgware Road (Bakerloo)
  • Regent's Park
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