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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 #348 of 1,084 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place is truly huge with lots of different animals and lots of things to see. Everyone must visit this zoo, however avoid peak times and holidays as it will be packed!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had limited time to do the zoo justice but in the time we had, we enjoyed walking through the enclosure with the squirrel monkeys where there were no barriers, penguin feeding time and seeing the huge gorillas. This would be a full day out with plenty of animals to see. I found the open park setting a bit strange.... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a great time at zoo lates, it's lovely to see the animals a bit more active than they would be during normal opening hours. A few drunks but that's to be expected I suppose... Must admit I prefer visiting on weekdays, not in the school holidays, to get a quieter visit and see more chilled animals. My favourite place... More

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London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
59 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

You forget you're in Central London when you're at the zoo. It's a fun day out even if you don't have kids. My favourites were the giraffes and red pandas. Will probably return in the not too distant future.

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Animals are treated well and on a weekday expect some school excursions. Nice place for photography. Good restaurants

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Wool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here for my son's birthday during a weekend in London. We were a bit unsure after reading reviews about what to expect but we pleased we just went for it. The Zoo was very easy to get to and was signposted clearly. Very reasonably priced for a family day out. Maps every where and everything clearly marked out... More

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Coming from Ireland I thought would be up to par to Dublin Zoo or Fota Wildlife Park or even better then them but sadly no. I found it hard to get to too first which is more my fault but by the time I got there I was tired and was disappointed with the crampt condition for the animals and... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have not been to London Zoo for 30 years. It looked rather uncared for though I guess the animals prefer overgrown compounds so that they can hide from prying eyes. I always thought London Zoo would be the gold standard but Paignton Zoo is by far and away a better Zoo for the animals as well as the visitors.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The zoo is very pricey for a family day out. They don't think of giving you parking in with your ticket. The zoo on a whole has got better in time. The penguin enclosure is fantastic. Staff are not the most helpful or the happiest. Would rather go to another zoo where u get more for your money.

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Cologne, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We absolutely loved this zoo. We went with friends and our 1.5 year old. It was a rainy day but there is plenty to see indoors luckily and we were able to get in outdoor sights too in between the rain. The animal exhibits are awesome and vast though the penguins were probably our favorite part. There is a monkey... More

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