London Zoo

Outer Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY

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Opening Times

The Zoo is open every day except Christmas Day, from 10am. Closing times vary throughout the year, typically 5pm-6pm, see zoo's website for details.

Last admission is one hour before closing time

Admission Prices

Peak Season (15 Feb to 2 Nov):

Adult

£26.00

Child 3-15

£18.50

Under 3's

Free

Concession (Student 16+, Senior 60+, Disabled)

£23.40

Free entry for one essential carer per paying disabled visitor

Online-only discounts (incl. family tickets), group rates and discounted return tickets also available; see zoo's website for details.

Fast track entry also available at extra cost, see zoo's website for details.

Description

London Zoo, set in London's Regent Park, is one of the world's oldest zoos having been established in 1829. London Zoo is now focused on conservation and breeding and is home to over 800 different species. Every enclosure at the zoo is designed to ensure the animals are happy, healthy and stimulated.

New in 2007 was Gorilla Kingdom, the fantastic new home for the zoo's colony of Western Lowland Gorillas. Visitors are able to follow a forested pathway, through an aviary with African birds, to a scenic `forest clearing', with a great view of the Gorillas, and Black and White Colobus Monkeys that live with them. Further on is the Gorillas' indoor space, where visitors can get really close to the Gorillas, and see other African primates and reptiles in adjacent enclosures.

Latest News

These are the latest news reports from London Zoo; see the London Zoo News Archive for all reports, or visit the official website for the very latest news.

Birth: July 2012

A pair of Greater Flamingo chicks called Wenlock and Mandeville have hatched.

Official Website

www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo

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Facilities

Car Park

£14.50 per car in the Zoo's Gloucester Slips Car Park, off the Outer Circle of Regent's Park. The Zoo's main gate is outside of the congestion charge zone.

Eating

Oasis Café, Oasis Picnic Shop, Fish and Chips Kiosk, Aquarium Kiosk

For Kids

Baby changing and feeding facilities, playground, lost children, children's zoo, activity den

Special Needs

Most of the zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties.

Limited numbers of manual wheelchairs and electric buggies available for refundable deposit; call the zoo to book one.

Disabled toilets

Six disabled parking bays near zoo entrance: 1 at the entrance, 5 in small car park opposite.

Other Facilities

Public telephone, shelters,

Restrictions

No dogs are allowed in the Zoo. Bikes, scooters, rollerskates, rollerblades, skateboards are also not allowed in the Zoo.

Attractions

Animal Collections

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Invertebrates

Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.

Star Animals

Gorillas, big cats, African hunting dog, Blackfooted penguin, Moon jellyfish, Komodo dragon

Special Attractions

Rainforest Life, a giant walk-through bio-dome with a tropical rainforest atmosphere (including the rain!) and a host of free-roaming monkeys, sloths, tree anteaters and birds.

Giants of the Galpagos, featuring Galapagos tortoises.

Animal Adventure, a radical redevelopment of the old Children's Zoo, including treetop and underground viewing areas for getting up close to the animals.

Blackburn Pavilion walkthrough tropical bird house: walk among a host of free-flying tropical birds.

Clore Rainforest Lookout: walk among a variety of monkeys, birds and giant rodents at both ground and treetop level.

Gorilla Kingdom, Butterfly Paradise, Walk through areas, Reptile House, Into Africa, penguins, displays, Meet the Monkeys walk through enclosure, Animals in Action show at the Amphitheatre, Spiders!, Catch up with B.U.G.S!

Other Attractions

Birthday parties, corporate and private events, adopt an animal, make a donation, keeper for the day

How To Get There:

By Public Transport

Camden Town is the nearest tube station to London Zoo with its Northern Line connection.

From Camden Town Station (15 minute walk):

Exit the station on the right-hand side and walk along Parkway

Continue walking up Parkway for about 6 minutes until you reach Prince Albert Road

Turn right into Prince Albert Road and continue for about five minutes until you reach the traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing

Cross left here and walk over the Regent's Canal footbridge

Turn right and London Zoo is then 200 metres up the road on the left-hand side.

Alternatively, London Zoo visitors can use Regent's Park Tube station (Bakerloo Line) or Baker Street Station (Jubilee, Bakerloo & Metropolitan lines):

From Regent's Park Station (20 minute walk):

Exit the station and turn right

Cross the Marylebone Road and turn left immediately into Park Square East

Continue until you reach the entrance to Regent's Park on the corner of the outer circle

Walk through the Park along the Broad Walk (heading north) until you reach the outer circle again. Turn left onto the outer circle

London Zoo's entrance is 200 metres on the left.

Regents Park Station will be closed from June 2006 - July 2007. Please use Baker Street or Camden Town to travel to the zoo.

Directions from Baker Street:

Catch the 274 bus from Baker Street to Ormonde Terrace

Or if you fancy a 30 minute walk:

Exit the station on Baker Street

Turn right and walk to the end of Baker street

Cross over Park Road and turn left onto the outer circle

Follow this road until you reach the Zoo's main entrance on your right.

By rail:

The nearest mainline station is Euston. At Euston Station go to bus stop G and take bus number 253 towards the Narroway/Hackney Central to Camden High Street. At Camden High Street go to Stop V and take bus number 274 towards Victoria Gate to London Zoo.

By bus:

Service number 274 runs from Oxford Circus and Baker Street, to Ormonde Terrace. Pick up the C2 from Oxford Circus or Great Portland Street to Gloucester Gate.

By waterbus:

The London Waterbus Company runs a scheduled service along the Regent's Canal between Camden Lock or Little Venice and London Zoo. For full details call the London Waterbus Company 020 7482 2550.

Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014

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