Days: Monday - Sunday
Times: 10am - 4pm
London Zoo is perhaps the most famous zoo in the whole world. Built by Victorian gentlemen with names like Sir Stamford Raffles and Decimus Burton, it’s been an important part of London life for almost 200 years. Today you’ll be able to take in over 750 species of animals while walking through its historic buildings and grounds.
The London Zoo has undergone a transformation in the past few years. From its Victorian-era ‘animal park’ origins, it’s now a conservation-minded institution that puts you right in the heart of untamed action.
Charismatic lowland gorillas, prehistoric komodo dragons and Galapagos turtles, mighty lions and tigers… all the big-ticket creatures are on display here. But that’s not all, Reptile House, the Aquarium, Penguin Beach and more will round out your day with plenty of animal sightings.
And for the bug lovers, the zoo features a Butterfly Paradise filled with the large and loveable winged creatures. It even has an In With The Spiders exhibit (which strives to persuade you that arachnids are adorable). If the thought of spending time with spiders on purpose sounds ridiculous, visit the two Pygmy Hippos. Everyone agrees that Thug and Nicky are delightful.