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ZSL London Zoo

Regent's Park | Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY, England
+44 20 7722 3333
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Ranked #379 of 1,134 Attractions in London
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Probably the world's most famous zoo, ZSL London Zoo has been entertaining and delighting visitors since it opened to the public in 1847. With over... more » Owner description: Probably the world's most famous zoo, ZSL London Zoo has been entertaining and delighting visitors since it opened to the public in 1847. With over 720 animal species, exciting and innovative new exhibits and heritage-listed building almost as famous as their inhabitants it's a great day out.See animals in a different light at Rainforest Life; get breathtakingly close to our colony of lowland gorillas and don’t miss the action in the amphitheatre! « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

we had a lovely day at London zoo we ate in the restaurant ,while there was lots of choices the value for money and the quality of the food was poor. The fish and chips were really expensive and the fish was an unappetising grey colour we also sampled the smoked salmon bagel which tasted stale the only saving grace... More

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

As a surprise for me, my wife arranged for me to feed the Lions, it was quite a spectacular occasion, being less than two feet away from a Lioness is quite something! It's been 20 years since I last visited the Zoo and I was pleasantly surprised, it is still an excellent value day out, we spent six and a... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Disappointed in that the zoo is looking its age but our children enjoyed seeing the animals. Butterflies were a hit along with the Tigers, Cheetahs, Penguins and play area. Aquarium and Reptile houses particularly need updating.

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South Midlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Ticks all the boxes ..........top location, easy access to get in and around, sensible entrance price, pleasant, well informed & helpful staff, plenty of facilities for all ages, special needs et al. From the smallest primate, arachnid, butterfly or bird to the Penguins, Otters & Meerkats, up to the Tigers, Lions, Gorillas and Giraffes......they are all healthy, well fed and... More

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SupporterServices, Manager at ZSL London Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding ZSL London Zoo. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much! Why not become members of ZSL and enjoy free fast-track entry for a year to London and Whipsnade zoo as well as other exclusive benefits such as discounts in our shops and cafes. Thank you for supporting ZSL and... More

Willunga, South Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Really well set out zoo. Animals mostly had nice large enclosures. Very children and adult orientated too which is good :) really enjoyed it

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SupporterServices, Manager at ZSL London Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding ZSL London Zoo. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much! We would like to thank you for your visit. By visiting ZSL London Zoo you make a direct contribution through your entry ticket, to our field activities and to maintaining the threatened species in our zoos. Through your visit... More

Iklin, Malta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Went to the zoo with my wife and 2 kids (7 and 4). We were luck as the weather was fantastic so we really enjoyed the day out. We stopped at Regent Park station and walked through the park. It was quite a walk but since the weather was great we enjoyed it plus the kids kept themselves busy running... More

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SupporterServices, Manager at ZSL London Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding ZSL London Zoo. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much! It was decided that ZSL London Zoo is too small to house elephants, I am sorry if this was a disappointment to you. We do have elephants at our sister Zoo, Whipsnade. We would like to thank you for... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Well maintained zoo with well cared for animals. The enclosures are well maintained and are fairly sympathetic to each species habitat. However, shop and cafe are a little over priced, so take your own refreshments.

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SupporterServices, Manager at ZSL London Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding ZSL London Zoo. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us! All of our prices are closely monitored and it is necessary to keep them at this price to ensure both of our sites are maintained and to carry on with our worldwide conservation programmes. We closely compare with other... More

Bishops stortford, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In April I took my girlfriend to a Meet the Penguins Experience at London Zoo. Whilst the weather was terrible, it was one of the best day’s we’ve had out. Who knew penguins had such personalities? We spent most of our time with Rocky the Rockhopper penguin as the other penguins were nesting and being more shy than normal. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Before I started this review I read some of the very negative reviews and I must say I dont know what planet they live on (planet moaner I expect) as its not my view of this great establishment. We look after 2 disabled children and travel quite a long way to visit the Zoo at least twice a year (the... More

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SupporterServices, Manager at ZSL London Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding ZSL London Zoo. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy visiting us so much and we hope that you continue to do so in the future! All of our admission prices are closely monitored and it is necessary to keep them at this price to ensure both of our sites are maintained and... More

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This zoo is a little out of the way if you are relying on public transport , could be better served by local transport.Inside the zoo, we found the signage a bit lacking but managed to work our way round most if it . However the animals were magnificent, the gorillas took my breath away they were so mesmerising. Fantastic... More

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SupporterServices, Manager at ZSL London Zoo, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you had some trouble finding us but glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We would like to thank you for your visit. By visiting ZSL London Zoo you make a direct contribution through your entry ticket, to our field activities and to maintaining the threatened species in our zoos. Through your visit... More

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