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Visiting ZSL London Zoo

Home to more than 19,000 animals of 673 species, the ZSL London Zoo has the largest collection of animals in the United Kingdom. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) was established in 1826 as a research centre. However, it became a zoo in London that now attracts more than 1.25 million visitors yearly. The ZSL London Zoo is divided into different attractions depending on the kind of animals kept there. Interestingly, the zoo had a grizzly bear named Winnipeg the Bear. It inspired Winnie The Pooh, a popular cartoon character who became a household name. You will get to learn about many animals who lived there in the past who were famous. You can explore a lot of history at the ZSL London Zoo on your visit to the world's oldest scientific zoo.

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ZSL London Zoo

What is the Best Way to Book London Zoo Tickets? Book Online

  • Great Discounts: Your tickets to ZSL London Zoo come for an attractive price of £29.92. You can get special discounts if you are a student and on bulk bookings.
  • Advance Booking: Plan ahead of time and reserve your tickets beforehand. If you wait till the last moment, tickets might be sold out as ZSL London Zoo is a popular tourist attraction.
  • Safety: As soon as you book your tickets online, a voucher will be emailed to you. You can show the voucher at the zoo and gain access to all its area.
  • Convenience: Booking your ZSL London Zoo tickets online will save you time and money. You can get your entry tickets from the comfort of your home and have a hassle-free experience at the zoo.

What to See at London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo is a must-visit destination for animal lovers and families. Established in 1828, it is one of the oldest zoos in the world and is home to over 800 species of animals from all around the globe. From big cats to primates, reptiles to birds, and insects to fish, there is something for everyone to see. Some of the highlights include the Gorilla Kingdom, the Tiger Territory, and the Rainforest Life exhibit. In addition to the animal exhibits, the zoo also features a variety of educational programs, talks, and experiences to deepen visitors' understanding and appreciation of the animals and their habitats.

ZSL London Zoo

Pink Zone

The Pink Zone has giraffes, zebras, monkeys, warthogs, meerkats, African wild dogs, lemurs, otters, pygmy hippos, okapis and sloths. Two must-see exhibits in the pink zone are Monkey Valley and Rainforest Life.

ZSL London Zoo

Orange Zone

The Orange Zone has birds like macaws, flamingos and penguins. You will also find coatis, squirrel monkeys, meerkats, butterflies, llamas, camels, alpacas, Galapagos tortoises, lions, and mongooses. Visit the Tiny Giants exhibit here.

ZSL London Zoo

Blue Zone

The Blue Zone is home to gorillas, tigers, camels, red river hogs and Komodo dragons. The Reptile House exhibit is a must-see attraction in the Blue Zone.

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Conservation Projects at ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo is unique because it truly values flora and fauna. The zoo regularly undertakes conservation projects to protect endangered tree and animal species. Currently, ZSL is spearheading over 50 conservation projects worldwide.

Take the maidenhair tree (Ginkgo biloba), for instance. It has been on the planet since before the dinosaurs, yet it ranks number one on the latest EDGE of Existence list.

Scientists at ZSL joined hands with those at the Royal Botanic Gardens to study the status of similar rare plants and find a way to protect them.

The London HogWatch project is also part of ZSL's vision. The project, which monitors and conserves London's hedgehog population, found a critically endangered pine marten (Martes martes) in September 2022. It was the first time the species was sighted in London in the last century.

ZSL London Zoo Experiences

ZSL London Zoo

Feed The Penguins

At the Penguin Beach deck, you can feed the Hamboult Penguins inside the ZSL London Zoo. Watch these extremely friendly birds take a swim and get a chance to feed them during lunch. For just £10, get up and close with the penguins and learn about their daily life at the zoo straight from the zookeepers. You can feed the penguins corn, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and fish. The zoo will provide them. This experience is completely wheelchair accessible, is only for ages three and above and is not included in the admission tickets.

ZSL London Zoo

Friendly Spider Programme

If you have arachnophobia or a fear of spiders, you should participate in the friendly spider programme. You can overcome the fear through zookeepers and hypnotherapists and learn how spiders are friendly creatures. ZSL London Zoo has a collection of British and Mexican spiders that you will be taken through as a part of the experience. Get over the irrational fear of spiders with this experience. You can bring someone for support during the session without paying anything extra. The experience is separate from admission tickets. The price is £150 with 30% off for students, seniors and children under 16 years of age.

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo Lodges

Want to experience a night stay at the ZSL London Zoo? Book a lodge and get a private tour of the zoo. You will also get free entry on your ZSL London Zoo Lodges to the zoo for two days after your night stay. Wake up to the forest sounds of chirping birds and roaring lions, which sound like pure bliss in the morning. The experience includes breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, along with a complimentary welcome drink. You will also go for an exclusive after-hours visit post-sunset to the ZSL London Zoo premises.

ZSL London Zoo

Junior Keeper For A Day

This experience is for children who love wildlife and want to spend time learning about the different animals in the zoo. For a day, they get to be zookeepers and care for the animals, just like the experts who do it daily. The experience includes feeding the animals and looking after them. The children who wish to be junior keepers for a day must be between 11 to 15 years of age. The adult accompanying them must be present within the zoo premises. For just £150, children can experience getting close to nature as much as possible.

ZSL London Zoo

Meet Our Meerkats

Meerkats are a joy to watch in their natural habitat. For just £54, you can meet the meerkats at the ZSL London Zoo and feed them for 20 minutes. With this experience, you get to learn interesting facts about the meerkats, their daily life, and their diet and get answers to any questions you may have about these animals. Only four visitors are allowed at once, giving you enough opportunity to interact with the meerkats. Children must be above five years to participate in this experience.

ZSL London Zoo

The Komodo Dragon Experience

The Komodo Dragons are residents of the ZSL London Zoo, especially the Gana species. The Komodo Dragons, the world's biggest lizards, are kept active by the zookeepers through scent trails. Their daily life inside the zoo is fascinating. You can learn about the species, their diet and more from the zookeepers who care for them. The experience costs £110, including entry to the zoo, where you can meet other animals. If you are fascinated by reptiles, you must sign up for this experience.

ZSL London Zoo

Meet The Monkeys

Titi monkeys, lion-headed tamarins, goeldi's monkeys and other members of the rainforest are waiting for you at the ZSL London Zoo. The price for this experience is £54, which comes with feeding the monkeys and seeing different varieties of species within the rainforest. You can ask any question to the zookeepers and learn interesting facts about the inhabitants of the Rainforest Life attraction. Children must be above six years of age to partake in this experience. You must wear closed-toe footwear when you go to meet the monkeys.

ZSL London Zoo

Sensory Sessions

This experience takes you through the ocean using sounds, textures and sights. Made in a story format, take your toddlers and learn more about marine animals and their life in these weekly sessions. The experience is recommended for babies between 0-8 months and is organised every Tuesday at 10:30 AM. One parent can accompany the toddlers to guide them through various exhibits. The price for this experience is £10 per child with free admission to parents or guardians.

ZSL London Zoo

The Giraffe Keeper Experience

All your questions about giraffes will be answered by zookeepers who look after these majestic animals daily. And not just that, you get to be a giraffe keeper for a day too! Conducted in groups of four, the Giraffe Keeper Experience lets you interact with giraffes, feed them their favourite treats and watch them in their natural habitat. Children should be above eight years old to participate in this experience. People with reduced mobility should be accompanied by an adult, as this experience is not completely wheelchair accessible.

ZSL London Zoo

Meet The Penguins

Spend 20 minutes with Hamboult penguins at the Penguin Beach inside ZSL London Zoo. Watch them swim, eat and playfully interact with each other. You can also take pictures with the penguins and take them home as souvenirs. This experience does not include feeding the penguins, and children must be above eight years of age to participate in the activity. The experience is organised daily between 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM from April to October. Entry to Meet The Penguins costs £54 for a single person.

Plan Your Visit to ZSL London Zoo

Opening Hours
Getting There
Access & Entrances
ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo has only one entrance. As far as accessibility is concerned, guests with limited mobility can enter without issues.

Lifts are available at:

  • Land of the Lions
  • Tiger Territory

Level or ramped access is also available at most buildings to provide a comfortable experience for everyone.

ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo

All Your Questions About ZSL London Zoo Tickets Answered

Where can I purchase ZSL London Zoo tickets?

You can purchase ZSL London Zoo tickets online and offline.

Are ZSL London Zoo tickets available online?

Yes. ZSL London Zoo tickets are available online. They often come with discounts and priority access.

What is the cancellation policy on ZSL London Zoo tickets?

Usually, you cannot cancel ZSL London Zoo tickets.

What is the best way to buy ZSL London Zoo tickets?

Buying your ZSL London Zoo tickets online is the best option. You can plan ahead of time and get exciting discounts.

What is the price of ZSL London Zoo tickets?

ZSL London Zoo tickets cost less than £30.

Is it worth visiting ZSL London Zoo?

Yes. ZSL London Zoo is worth visiting as it gives you insight into our planet's amazing flora and fauna.

What are the timings for ZSL London Zoo?

Here are the timings for ZSL London Zoo:
From 31 October 2022 to 10 February 2023 - 10 AM to 4 PM (Last entry 3 PM)
From 11 February 2023 to 25 March 2023 - 10 AM to 5 PM (Last entry 4 PM)
From 26 March 2023 to 3 September 2023 - 10 AM to 6 PM (Last entry 5 PM)
From 4 September 2023 to 29 October 2023 - 10 AM to 5 PM (Last entry 4 PM)From 30 October 2023 to 9 February 2024 - 10 AM to 4 PM (Last entry 3 PM)
From 10 February 2024 to 30 March 2024 - 10 AM to 5 PM (Last entry 5 PM)

What is the best time to visit ZSL London Zoo?

Visit ZSL London Zoo early in the morning or on weekdays as fewer guests are around.

Are audio guides available for ZSL London Zoo?

No. Audio guides are unavailable for ZSL London Zoo.

What can I see at ZSL London Zoo?

ZSL London Zoo features a variety of animals such as lions, tigers, monkeys, penguins, crocodiles, and many more. It also includes various exhibits, educational activities and conservation programs

What facilities can visitors avail of at the ZSL London Zoo?

ZSL London is wheelchair accessible, provides parking, and has toilets and assistance dogs.