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ZSL London Zoo, London

3.3
#6 of 183 in Parks in London
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Opened in 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. Housing nearly 755 species, with over 16,000 individual animals, this is one of the largest zoological collections in the entire country. This site is also noted for opening the first reptile house, public aquarium, insect house, and children’s zoo in the UK. Hundreds of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates are sheltered here, with several special areas spread across the park’s grounds. Don’t miss the Africa-themed section, with high-level viewing platforms providing a look into the world of zebras, warthogs, giraffes, and wild dogs. Beat the long entry lines by booking your tickets online. Make ZSL London Zoo part of your personalized London itinerary using our London tour itinerary maker.
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  • We visited London Zoo whilst the Covid restrictions were in place and there were 3 colour coded routes to walk, which we actually really liked as it ensured we didn’t miss anything (and saved us...  more »
  • Great morning wandering round the zoo, saw lots of beautiful animals, a scary spider walk through, amazing butterfly tunnel and some absolutely hysterical maniac monkeys! So funny...  more »
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  • Slightly better than a regular city Zoo, but ultimately is a city zoo. Generally clean and tidy, and very well kept animals and enclosures. Good facilities but I would say not great value for money. Aquarium section is particularly good in my opinion. Would definitely recommend but take a nice picnic rather than rely on on-site food.
  • ZSL London zoo is a great place to go if you're visiting London. It has a wide variety of animals and some of the most bizarre-looking animals you will ever see. The animals are given proper care and a habitat identical to the animal's natural habitat in the wild. I highly recommend this place to all animal lovers.

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