Attractions and Activities in ZSL London Zoo
Monkey ValleyThe newly opened Monkey Valley in August 2023 will transport you to the mountainous forests of Central Africa, set against a peaceful backdrop of a lagoon and a 30 feet waterfall. See the colobus monkeys swinging, leaping, sleeping, and lounging in their tree-top-inspired habitat.
Land of the LionsThe Land of the Lions, gives visitors a chance to get closer to Asiatic lions and explore the 2500 square meters of Indian-themed exhibit.
Gorilla KingdomThe Gorilla Kingdom is a moated island and home to western lowland gorillas. There are crested black macaque and white-naped mangabeys too.
Animal AdventureAnimal Adventure is a favorite among children, featuring a playground and a water fountain. Animals found here are alpacas, llamas, ring-tailed coatis, crested porcupines, goats, and kunekune pigs.
Penguin BeachThe largest penguin pool is at Penguin beach. Watch the Humboldt penguins swimming, having fun, and diving in the water in search of food from an underwater viewing area.
Into AfricaCome face to face with the giraffes from the viewing platform and see the Chapman’s zebras, okapis, warthogs, pygmy hippos, and African wild dogs in their natural habitat.
Rainforest Life and Night LifeGo on a journey to the treetops and meet a variety of species like the two-toed sloths, red titi monkeys, emperor tamarins, Geoffrey’s marmosets, and many more in the Rainforest Life. Meet the creatures like pottos, slender lorises, Seba’s short-tailed bats, and blind cavefish in an amazing nocturnal experience at Night Life.
Tiger TerritoryCome face to face with nature’s awesome predators in the Tiger Territory and learn about the Sumatran tigers.
The AquariumVisit the Aquarium to learn about marine life. The ZSL London Zoo’s Aquarium is home to European and rudd eels, stingrays, sea horses, angelfish, piranhas, clown fish, butterfly fish, and more.
The Reptile HouseThe Reptile House, opened in 1927, is home to rattlesnakes, chameleons, crocodiles, king cobras, puff adders, emerald tree boas, Yemen chameleons, and poison dart frogs.
Giants of the GalapagosOpened in 2009 in memory of Charles Darwin, step inside the Giants of the Galapagos exhibit to enjoy the climate of the Galapagos archipelago, and home to three giant tortoises, featuring two heated pools.
The Attenborough Komodo Dragon HouseThis enclosure that houses Komodo dragons is designed to resemble the natural habitat of dragons with a dry river bed and the sounds of Indonesian birds playing in the background.
In with the LemursMeet the ring-tailed lemurs, aye-ayes, and white-tailed antsangys in this exhibit. This exhibit resembles a shrub forest in Madagascar with Chusan and Loquat trees.
In with the SpidersThis exhibit is a walk-through experience where visitors are surrounded by golden orb spiders and see them spinning their delicate webs.
Butterfly ParadiseVisitors get the opportunity to see a species of butterflies like the blue morpho butterfly, clipper butterfly, glass wing butterfly, and atlas moths, as they flutter around in this temperature-controlled environment.
Bird SafariBird safari is a walk-through exhibit that houses Scarlet ibis, Sacred ibis, Abdim’s storks, Bernier’s teals, and Marbled teal.
Tiny Giants: From Minibeasts to Coral ReefsTiny Giants is a newly opened exhibit in the year 2021. Visitors can spot smaller creatures, such as fruit beetles, leafcutter ants, cave crickets, African land snails, and underwater corals.
The Blackburn PavilionThe Blackburn Pavilion is a rainforest-themed bird aviary that houses fifty different species of exotic birds like Victoria-crowned pigeons, Red-tailed laughing thrush, Scarlet-chested sunbirds, Socorro doves, Red-crested turacos, etc.
Restaurants in the ZSL London ZooBe sure to visit the restaurants in the London zoo, especially the Terrace Restaurant near the Zoo’s exit, for their grills, soups, fish and chips, stone-baked pizza, and deli counter. The Peckish Parrot Cafe and Aquarium Kiosk near the entrance of the Zoo serves pastries, sandwiches, and hot drinks. The Animal Adventure Cafe next to the children’s area is a favourite spot for sandwiches and drinks (hot or cold).
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Feeding Times and Shows
- Early Birds Feeding Time – 11 am.
- Daily Tour of the Zoo – 10 am.
- Otter Snack Time – 11.30 am.
- Penguin Beach Live Shows – 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, and 4.30 pm.
- Tiger Feeding Time – noon.
- Coati Crunch Time – noon.
- Porcupine and Coati Feed Time – 4.30 pm.
- Animals in Action – noon.
- Meet the keeper – 1. at 30 pm.
- Megabugs Live – 1 pm.
- Land of the Giants – 2 pm.
- Rainforest Live – 2.30 pm.
- In with the Lemurs – 3 pm.
- Spiders live – 3 pm.
- Super Species Live – 2.15 pm and 3.30 pm.
- Camel Chat – 3.15 pm.
- Giraffe High Tea – 3.30 pm.
Getting ThereLondon Zoo is a twenty-minute drive from Central London. There are trains from Camden Town Station – a 15-minute walk, and Regent’s Park Station – a 20-minute walk from London Zoo. There are buses too that drop you just outside the zoo.
ZSL London Zoo ticketsThe cost of Standard tickets is (excluding the voluntary 10 per cent donation):
- Children (3 to 15 years) – £21.45
- Adults (16 to 64 years) – £33
- Senior Citizens (65 years and above) – £29.70