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All You Need to Know About ZSL London Zoo Timings

ZSL London Zoo is A world-renowned destination where nature and urban life converge, offering an immersive journey into the wonders of the animal kingdom. Discover the perfect hours to embark on your zoo adventure, learn about the diverse schedules for animal encounters, and plan your visit with ease.

ZSL London Zoo Opening Hours

ZSL London Zoo Timings

The ZSL London Zoo opens at 10:00 AM everyday

The closing hours are as follows:

  • 31st October to 10th February - 4:00 PM
  • 11th February to 25th March - 5:00 PM
  • 26th March to 3rd September - 6:00 PM
  • 4th September to 29th October - 5:00 PM 

Last Admission:  1 hour before closing time. 

London Zoo is open every day of the year except during Christmas.

What's the Best Time to Visit ZSL London Zoo?

ZSL London Zoo Timings

Peak Season vs Low Season

Peak Season: March to October

  • Vibrant Atmosphere: The weather is more favorable, creating an enjoyable atmosphere for outdoor exploration.
  • Extended Hours: London Zoo often extends its opening hours.
  • Special Events: Many special events, educational programs, and animal feedings take place during peak season.

Low Season: November to February

  • Less Crowded: A quieter and more peaceful experience with fewer crowds.
  • Photography Opportunities: The lower visitor numbers during the off-peak months provide an excellent chance for photography enthusiasts.
  • Cooler Weather: While the weather might be cooler, the zoo often provides indoor exhibits and cozy areas to explore, ensuring a comfortable visit.
ZSL London Zoo Timings

Weekday vs Weekend


  • Less Crowded: Weekdays generally see fewer visitors compared to weekends.
  • Quieter Atmosphere: With fewer people around, you might find it easier to enjoy the animals without as much noise.
  • Shorter Lines: Attractions and activities may have shorter waiting times.


  • Family-Friendly: Weekends tend to attract families and groups, creating a livelier and more energetic atmosphere.
  • Extended Hours: Some attractions might have extended opening hours on weekends.
  • Social Experience: Weekends can be a great time to connect with fellow visitors.

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How Long Should I Spend at ZSL London Zoo?

  • On average, visitors spend about 3 to 4 hours at London Zoo for a well-rounded experience.
  • This time frame allows you to explore various exhibits, attend animal feedings, and enjoy demonstrations.
  • If you have a strong interest in animals, are passionate about wildlife photography or want a more leisurely visit, you might opt for a full day.
  • Prioritize areas and activities that interest you by reviewing the zoo's map and schedule in advance.
  • Your visit's duration depends on your interests, pace, and level of engagement with exhibits and activities.

Frequently Asked Questions About ZSL London Zoo Opening Hours

What are the opening hours of ZSL London Zoo?

The opening hours of ZSL London Zoo vary, but it's generally open from around 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM during the summer months (March to October) and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM during the winter months (November to February).

When is ZSL London Zoo closed?

ZSL London Zoo is usually closed on Christmas Day, December 25th.

Does ZSL London Zoo have evening hours?

Yes, ZSL London Zoo occasionally offers evening hours during special events or seasonal occasions. However, the typical closing time is around 5:30 PM during the summer months and 4:00 PM during the winter months

Are there any specific timings for last admission?

Yes, there are specific timings for last admission to ZSL London Zoo. The last admission time is usually around an hour before the zoo's closing time.

How long should I spend at ZSL London Zoo?

Most visitors spend around 3 to 4 hours at ZSL London Zoo to explore a variety of exhibits, attend animal feedings, and enjoy demonstrations, but the duration can vary based on personal interests and the pace of your visit

When is the best time to visit ZSL London Zoo?

The best time to visit ZSL London Zoo is on weekdays, early mornings, or slightly later in the afternoon to avoid crowds.

Is ZSL London Zoo open on public holidays?

ZSL London Zoo  is typically open on public holidays except Christmas, but it is best to contact ZSL London Zoo  directly for the most up-to-date information.

Should I visit ZSL London Zoo on a public holiday?

Visiting ZSL London Zoo on a public holiday can be enjoyable, but it's important to consider that it might be busier than usual.