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ZSL London Zoo

Address: Regent's Park | Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7722 3333
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Ranked #321 of 853 Attractions in London
Activities: Picnicking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Probably the world's most famous zoo, ZSL London Zoo has been...
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Activities: Picnicking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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!
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Visited the zoo today to take the kids to see Father Christmas. Aside from the usual great zoo attractions, Elfville was great - the elves were v funny and playful and made the wait to see Santa so much better. Great day out

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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 and that your Meet Santa experience was so enjoyable! 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I visited London Zoo as part of a birthday day out in London. It was great from start to finish, we got to see lots of interesting animals, the park was clean and informative! Thoroughly recommended to anyone of any age!

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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 birthday 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... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Visited the Zoo in the summer and as a Zoo Fanatic I must say I definitely enjoyed myself! The animals look great! Well looked after and the same goes for the enclosures. The staff are very helpful. Will be visiting again!

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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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Some parts of the park were very nice, however other parts were run down with empty pens. However, staff were very friendly, bit expensive for price

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

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. You may be interested to know that as the oldest zoo in the world many of our buildings and enclosures are listed and therefore cannot be altered or modernised. We are continuing to modernise aspects of the zoo that we can and this can be seen with our brand new... More 

Bournemouth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

don't know if it was the time of year but most of the pens were empty. saw one gorilla, no meerkats. did see pigeons fighting over three tables worth of food on the restaurant balcony that nobody who worked there could be bothered to clear. very disappointing visit

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

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. We do house over 750 species of animals and these can be seen throughout the day. However, as we allow all of our animals to exhibit their natural behavior, you may have to revisit enclosures throughout the day or take a while looking at each enclosure to... More 

Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Gorillas... Missing; monkeys... Missing, Tigers... Missing. Penguins... Fantastic. Bit sad to see a single rockhopper though. Empty pens, noisy construction, gave the feel of a partially open attraction. Overall disappointing. Maybe the time of year visiting? I attended on a London Pass; had I paid I would have asked for my money back.

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

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. We do house over 750 species of animals and these can be seen throughout the day. However, as we allow all of our animals to exhibit their natural behavior, you may have to revisit enclosures throughout the day or take a while looking at each enclosure to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Was a good visit but not as much there as I thought. Staff were very good and helpful and would answer everything. Not much space for some animals as you would have thought but as its a old zoo guess it's hard to always give lots of space. Good for kids I think,

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

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We would like to make it clear that animal welfare is our priority and so would never house an animal in an inappropriate environment. You may like to know that enrichment is used to encourage animals' natural behaviour. As a result of the introduction of enrichment techniques, you will see puzzle... More 

Bromborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Brilliant. Looks small but it isn't, Tigers and Gorillas were brilliant. And in the monkey section they roam free, monkeys actually all around you. Shop is great as are the facilities. Reptile house is phenomenal. Saw a Taipan and a Black Mamba and a Cobra !!! Just so brilliant !.

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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 

Cap d'Ail, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great zoo but allow yourself a complete day to see everything so as you are not rushed. Animals have lovely big enclosures and all looked very happy except for the tiger who looked either sad or frustrated and was pacing the fences the whole time. Great lunch & very reasonable prices.

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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! Animal Welfare is our priority so we we would never house an animal in an inappropriate environment. We would like to thank you for your visit. By visiting ZSL London Zoo you make a direct contribution through your entry... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We arrived at the Zoo with little expectations and were pleasantly surprised. We were there early to avoid the crowds. There was a great selection of exhibits and we especially liked the Aquarium. The cafe served good food and the grounds were generally tidy and clean. Staff were helpful and the signs were useful. We had a lovely day 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 

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