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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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$34*
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65%
Ranked #307 of 851 Attractions in London
Activities: Picnicking
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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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Not a very wide range of animals for a Zoo, mostly bugs, birds and reptiles. I think if it was summer I'd have enjoyed the experience a bit more as its a lot of walking around, prices for food and what not were as expected, Expensive! Good zoo keeper to visitor experience, customer service good. Little to No queuing which... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the sloth. Liked the roomy enclosures=if the animals have to be in captivity then this is the place to be. Disappointed no lions/elephants or bears.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Although some animals have been moved to their sister zoo at Whipsnade due to upgrading enclosures. The animals that was left were in well looked after enclosures and still enough to keep your interest. Well plan out. Don't forget to go through the tunnels to the section the other side of the canal. Food from the restaurant looked good quality,... 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. As you have identified our lions... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I can't believe there are so many bad reviews of the zoo.... I visited for the first time this month (November). My husband & I arrived just after it opened at 10am, thinking that we would be there for a couple of hours and then move on to somewhere else - we ended up there until closing at 4pm! The... More

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

Thank you for your feedback with regards to 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. As you have correctly... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the zoo last weekend we were very disappointed . We walked through the monkey encloseure and the only thing we saw was the keepers . We found that all the animals that we saw looked bored and they had little room to move . The zoo I thought was very outdated and very dirty .

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

Thank you for your feedback with regards to ZSL London Zoo. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your 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... More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I have a membership card and love visiting London zoo. They have a great range of species and plenty of entertaining and interesting talks. Lovely to pop in now and then.

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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! By being a member of ZSL you are making a direct contribution to our field activities and to maintaining the threatened species in our zoos. You also help us provide training and technical assistance to other conservation groups and... More

West Sussex, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Visited here with a toddler who loved everything about the zoo, being close up to animals of all descriptions from standing over penguins, seeing monkeys in bushes just inches away, a friendly tortoise and lots of fish. However, for the adults, it's a different story. It's overly commercial, from the photos at the entrance that leave a sour taste when... More

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

Thank you for your feedback with regards to ZSL London Zoo. We are thrilled to hear that your toddler enjoyed their 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. With regards to... More

Accrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

a fair amount of work going on, so the flow is disrupted, some of the buildings are dated, but are listed, so little can be done with them. with such a collection of animals, there is something for everyone. snowdons aviary is a must !

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

Thank you for your feedback with regards to ZSL London Zoo. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit! 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. As the oldest zoo in the... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

1. Pick a sunny/dry day: almost all the animals have two parts to their paddock/enclosure. An outside half and an inside half. The inside half is not necessarily visible to the public and this is true for most large animals. If you don't pick a sunny/dry day then you risk not seeing some of the large animals such as Tigers,... More

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

Thank you for your feedback with regards to ZSL London Zoo. May we also add that 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... More

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The only thing that endeared us to the zoo were the staff taking pictures and welcoming us. It was dreadful. There were hardly any animals that we could see through dirty windows and the food amenities were rubbish beyond belief - who, in this day and age, runs a business selling food but doesn't provide a card machine? I was... More

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

Thank you for your feedback with regards to ZSL London Zoo. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your 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... More

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