London Zoo

London Zoo

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May Half Term - Included in your Standard Entry ticket!

Love Your Zoo Week - 25th May - 2nd June 2024 - For a limited time!

Celebrate Zoo's everywhere with themed talks, craft-making, animal bingo, competitions and more!

Book London Zoo tickets today to visit one of the world's most famous zoos!

Here is where you buy best value tickets to London Zoo, the biggest zoo in London and one of the most famous zoos in the world!

  • Standard London Zoo entrance ticket
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  • May Half Term activities all included in entry tickets (see info below)
  • Super-fast booking with eTickets instantly delivered by email and text
  • Use the code 'DAYSOUT' for an extra discount

May Half Term events and activities at London Zoo

Reptile Record Breakers at London Zoo

25 May – 2 June 2024

This May half term, London Zoo are celebrating the new residents in a brand-new exhibit The Secret Life of Reptiles & Amphibians and their record breaking strengths.

Visitors will be able to take on the challenges in the reptile record breaker game, testing their skills to see how they match up against the animals. Offering fun for the whole family this May half term, the reptile record breaker games are free with Zoo entry.

Where is London Zoo?

Set in leafy Regent's Park amid heritage-listed buildings and beautiful gardens, London Zoo is an oasis in the heart of the capital with over 15,000 amazing animals to discover.

Feel closer to nature at London Zoo, a ZSL conservation zoo in the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant capital cities. Discover amazing wildlife, learn how the team are protecting their future and share incredible memories of our leaping, roaring, squawking natural world.

What animals are in London Zoo?

London Zoo is home to almost 15,000 animals. 

  • The Zoo’s biggest experience, Land of the Lions, gives you the chance to get closer than ever before to the mighty Asiatic lions – of which only 400 remain in the wild. You can explore walkways covering the 2,500sqm Indian-themed exhibit. 
  • Monkey Valley, newly opened in August 2022, will transport you to the lush mountainous forest of Central Africa, against the backdrop of a 30ft waterfall and peaceful lagoon. Get ready to step into the action and experience a troop of gravity-defying, 'high-flying' colobus monkeys leaping, lounging, swinging, and snoozing, in their new tree-top inspired habitat.
  • Come face-to-face with one of nature’s most awesome predators in Tiger Territory, learn about the natural behaviours of Sumatran tigers and discover the conservation issues these creatures face in the wild.
  • Tiny Giants is a celebration of all things small but mighty, and the sometimes strange but always wonderful world of invertebrates. Also home to a brand-new coral reef tank, this indoor experience is one not to be missed.
  • You’ll love heading down to the beach to watch the colony of Humboldt penguins dive, swim, frolic and feed in England's largest penguin pool, complete with large underwater viewing windows. 
  • And step Into Africa to observe the elegance and grace of the giraffes before moving on to the magnificent residents of Gorilla Kingdom.

Book London Zoo tickets now!

So if you're visiting the capital soon and looking for family days out in London, or maybe you're a Londoner looking for things to do in central London, we think London Zoo has to be up there as one of the best days out in London and is surely worth a visit.

Please note: London Zoo closes at 5pm, with last entry at 4pm

ZSL London Zoo,
Outer Circle NW1 4RY
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How to find us

By Tube:

Camden Town (16 mins / 0.8 miles walk from the Zoo)
Camden Town station (Northern Line) is the nearest Underground station to the Zoo.
Camden Town to London Zoo walking route.

Chalk Farm (18 mins / 0.9 miles walk)
Camden Town station can get extremely busy, especially at weekends. Chalk Farm (Northern Line) is an ideal alternative, approximately the same walking distance from the Zoo. This route offers a pleasant walking route through Primrose Hill’s pretty residential streets and beside Primrose Hill park.

Baker Street (21 mins / 1.1 miles walk) / (14 mins via 274 bus)
Walking from Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines) is via Regent’s Park.
Alternatively, take the 274 bus northbound, which leaves every 12 minutes.

Regent’s Park (24 mins / 1.2 miles walk)
The Zoo is an easy walk from Regent’s Park station (Bakerloo Line). Once out of the station and across Marylebone Road, the whole route is signposted and within leafy Regent’s Park.
Alternatively, take the 88 bus northbound from nearby Albany Street (exit Regent’s Park tube station to the right) to approximately halve the walking distance.

By London Overground:

Camden Road station (21 mins / 1 mile walk from the Zoo).
London Overground makes travel to the Zoo easy from southwest, north and northeast London. The Zoo is an easy walk from Camden Road station, or alternatively catch the 274 bus towards Camden Town.
Approximate travel time to Camden Road station from Richmond: 45 minutes; from Stratford: 27 minutes; from West Hampstead: 14 minutes).

Nearest National Rail stations:

Please be aware of planned strike action, which may affect your journey. Please check before you travel.

Euston (Avanti West Coast, London Northwestern Railway or London Overground).
If arriving at Euston, the fastest route to the Zoo is to take Northern Line tube from Euston to either Camden Town or Chalk Farm. 

Marylebone (Chiltern Trains)
From the main entrance of Marylebone Station walk left to Baker Street, then either follow Baker Street tube walking directions, or take the 274 bus northbound, which leaves every 12 minutes.

By Bus:

Buses that stop near the Zoo:
88: Northbound, towards Kentish Town: Alight on Albany Street at Prince Albert Road.
88: Southbound, towards Great Portland Street: Get off on Albany Street at Regent’s Park Barracks.
These stops are just a few minutes’ walk from the Zoo. 

274: Northbound and Southbound: Get off on Prince Albert Road at ZSL London Zoo. 

By Car:

London Zoo’s car park is on Outer Circle, Regent’s Park – plus they're outside of the congestion charging zone. Sat-Nav: NW1 4SX. 

A disabled parking bay is available in front of the Zoo entrance, with other dedicated spaces on the main road (up to four hours).

By Bike:

Cycling to the Zoo is easy. We have a public bike shed in the car park opposite the main Zoo entrance.
We also have two TfL Barclays Cycle Hire scheme docking stations – one in the small car park opposite the main Zoo entrance and another in the Zoo's main car park.

29th March 2024 - September 2024

April to Sept
Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (last entry 5pm all week)
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Toilets & accessible toilets, changing places toilet
  • Paid parking (see location for more info)
  • Lots of food & drink outlets and areas
  • Zoo shop
  • Play area
  • Quiet space
  • First aid
  • Luggage lockers
  • Water fountains

Dogs are not currently permitted on site at the Zoo with the exception of assistance dogs. If you are bringing an assistance dog to the Zoo, you will be asked to meet with the Animal Duty Manager on arrival for an on-site briefing to confirm acceptance of our full terms and conditions and any special considerations on the given date of your visit. Your assistance dog may be asked to undergo a brief health check to protect the wellbeing of the animals on-site.

Most of the Zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. In some areas, the paths may be uneven, however, some surfaces have been recently resurfaced. There is level or ramped access to most buildings. Please note that the slopes leading to the two tunnels in the Zoo are steep.

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