ZSL London Zoo

An Asiatic lion stands against a backdrop of rocks at ZSL London Zoo.
Asiatic lion at ZSL London Zoo. Photo: ZSL London Zoo. Image courtesy of ZSL.
See the A to Z of the animal kingdom, from alpacas to zebras, at ZSL London Zoo in Regent’s Park.


Come face to face with more than 700 animal species at ZSL London Zoo which has been entertaining visitors since it opened its doors to the public in 1847.

Wander through the zoo visiting your favourite animals or follow one of the set, colour-coded routes. Pink, orange and blue routes guide you past lions, tiger, giraffes, penguins and more.

What can I see at ZSL London Zoo?

One of the highlights at ZSL London Zoo is Penguin Beach, which features England’s largest penguin pool. Watch the resident colony of Humboldt penguins dart through the water in search of food and fun from a spot by the underwater viewing area. Twice a day you can watch them dive for food during feeding time.

Land of the Lions leads you over walkways where you can see Asiatic lions roaming a recreated Indian village complete with shops and a train station, while Tiger Territory has floor-to-ceiling glass windows for a close-up view of these magnificent cats.

There are walk-through enclosures where you can get even closer to the zoo’s residents. Make your way through Butterfly Paradise where hundreds of butterflies and moths flutter around you in this balmy, tropical haven. In with the Spiders is a walk-through experience where you are surrounded by golden orb spiders spinning their delicate webs.

Other highlights include the zoo’s newest exhibit, Tiny Giants: From Minibeasts to Coral Reefs, which shines a spotlight on some of the smaller creatures such as leafcutter ants, beetles and underwater corals.

What experiences does ZSL London Zoo offer?

ZSL London Zoo offers a number of different experiences including becoming a junior zoo keeper for the day, feeding the gorillas, meeting meerkats or even staying the night at the zoo in a ZSL London Zoo Lodge where you’ll be within roaring distance of the lions.

Where is ZSL London Zoo?

ZSL London Zoo can be found on the northern edge of Regent’s Park.

How do I get to ZSL London Zoo?

The nearest tube station to ZSL London Zoo is Camden Town (Northern line), which is a 16-minute walk away.

Various bus routes have stops close to the ZSL London Zoo.

If you are coming by bike, there is a public bicycle shed in the car park, opposite the main entrance to the zoo. There’s also a Santander docking station close to the main entrance.
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Prices and opening times

Child ticket (3 to 15 years old) £18.55 to £23.10 per ticket
Concession ticket £25.65 to £29.70 per ticket
Adult ticket £28.50 to £35.50 per ticket

Under 3's free. Discounted rates available for groups of 10 or more.

Opening Times

2012 opening times:

1 January - 10 February 10.00-16.00

11 February - 29 February (school holidays) 10.00-17.00

1 March - 20 June 10.00-17.30

Closed Christmas Day. Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time.

Venue Details & Map

ZSL London Zoo

Regent's Park
+44 (0)34 4225 1826
Public transport:
Tube: Camden Town Train: Euston / Kings Cross

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