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ZSL London Zoo, London

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#7 of 190 in Parks in London
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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 bought the Junior Zoo Keeper for a day experience for our daughter and she loved it. While the cost was pricey (£170) it allows 1 adult + child as part of the gift. 3.5 hours going behind the... 
    We bought the Junior Zoo Keeper for a day experience for our daughter and she loved it. While the cost was pricey (£170) it allows 1 adult + child as part of the gift. 3.5 hours going behind the...  more »
  • My memories of London Zoo date from my childhood in the 1950s/60s (a member of the XYZ Club as a teenager) and taking my own children in the 1980s. Although a relatively small area, I recall a... 
    My memories of London Zoo date from my childhood in the 1950s/60s (a member of the XYZ Club as a teenager) and taking my own children in the 1980s. Although a relatively small area, I recall a...  more »
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  • An excellent zoo. Great variety of animals. Well maintained facilities. Lots of cafes scattered about. A playground. Activities geared toward kids. Friendly and helpful staff. No complaints, really. We bought a year-long family pass, which pays for itself after just a few visits. It’s nice to come to the zoo every other month or so for a few hours. The gift shop is also good, with a great range of toys and other gear, much of it quite reasonably priced. I highly recommend the zoo.
  • What a beautiful day to spend in this fabulous zoo. Every space is well thought and puts you in a special ambiance. There are so many species to discover and enjoy to see very closely, what a great idea. We can see that the zoo is well taken care of and that the animals are not suffering from very small spaces unlike other zoos. It’s also important to rase that the Zoo is engage in conservation which makes it even more special. True that the entry ticket price is high however it’s really well deserve. One day is needed to visit the park.

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