ZSL London Zoo
Activity code: LZ
- See a Number of Animals Up Close at ZSL London Zoo
- Land of the Lions
- Gorilla Kingdom
- Tropical Bird Pavilion
- Butterfly Paradise
- The Tiger Territory
- Meet the Monkeys
- Penguin Beach
See small, large, furry and scary animals from around the world in the heart of London at ZSL London Zoo! Run by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the London Zoo in Regent's Park houses a collection of 755 species of animals in beautiful gardens.
Meet rats, bats, spiders and owls and take on a mysterious thrill box challenge in Black Widow's Lair. Explore the Victorian Grim Curiosity Shop to see some spooky and eccentric items from ZSL's historic collections; There's even a surprise reptilian guest! You can also visit the dark Owl Emporium to see the zoo's magnificent owls demonstrate their nocturnal skills and get crafty in the Bat Cave activity zone, where you can prepare treats for the zoo's short-tailed bats.
Land of lions
The largest and most impressive experience presented at the ZSL London Zoo, Land of the Lions presents an incredible "windowless view" into the big cat enclosure. Enter the amphitheater-style Lion Temple and peek into the enclosure to see the big cats only a few feet away, separated only by very fine cables - a truly exhilarating experience.
Tiger Territory is home to critically endangered Sumatran tigers and immerses visitors in lush tiger habitat. You will come face to face with the tigers through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Get up close to the zoo's western lowland gorillas in a natural setting - one that mimics their African rainforest! Take a look at the gorillas and see what they are doing before learning a little more about them through interactive activities and exhibits.
Visit the penguin pad and watch the birds waddle around their enclosure before diving into the clear water! Catch a glimpse of the penguins shooting through the water from the underwater viewing bubble - you'll soon find out exactly why this attraction is called "Penguin Beach"!
A visit to the zoo's reptile will also interest fans of the Harry Potter films! A scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone involving Harry and a talking Burmese python was filmed at the Reptile House. See komodo dragons, tortoises and extremely venomous snakes.
This indoor exhibit introduces visitors to life living in a humid and sticky rainforest! Come face to face with a number of rainforest residents, including monkeys, sloth and armadillo! Step into the night life area - the light will dim and you'll discover bats, rats and other nocturnal wonders.
Smaller children will love the Children's Zoo - they can visit the Touch Zone and pat goats, sheep and chickens and let off some steam in the educational play areas.
Meet the Monkeys
Walk through this outdoor enclosure that opens up into the skies of London and watch out for squirrel monkeys scurrying between branches. The enclosure houses a breeding group of black-capped squirrel monkeys and is designed to recreate the Bolivian rainforests as closely as possible.
- Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult
- Permission must be obtained for all filming and photography for commercial purposes; Please ask at the main gate
- No dogs are allowed on the London Zoo premises
- Please note, there is no provision for left luggage.
- Bicycles, scooters, rollerskates, rollerblades, skateboards are not allowed on Zoo premises
- Free parking for cars and motorbikes is available at the zoo from 10am Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and school holidays)
ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY
Nearest Train Station: Euston
Nearest Underground: Camden Town, Regent's Park or Baker Street
Bus Routes: 274, C2
Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.
Closed on 25th December