ZSL – London Zoo

Outer Circle
Regent’s Park

Opening Times

Daily: 10am – 4pm

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

Mini Keepers

Dates: 6 – 22nd April and 25 May – 2 June

Little ones can experience the life of a keeper by taking part in role play activities from animal dentistry to dung sweeping.  

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.

Opening Hours (last admission one hour before closing):

25 February 2019 – 30 March 2019 10:00am – 5:30pm

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. 


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