We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Regents Park | Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY, England
Phone Number:
443442251826
Website
Today
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Probably the world's most famous zoo, ZSL London Zoo has been entertaining...

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!

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$31.57*
and up
Skip the Line: London Zoo Tickets
More Info
US$69.48*
and up
London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
More Info
US$82.50*
and up
London Explorer Pass

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,843 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1433
    Excellent
  • 1321
    Very good
  • 829
    Average
  • 403
    Poor
  • 250
    Terrible
Terrific but a little empty in winter

We went in early January and in the beginning were a little disappointed at how many habitats were empty. But later on after a terrific display by the lions, the super cool... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Esthero1970
,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Add Photo Write a Review

4,843 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 4,236: English reviews
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went finally to the London zoo being super excited , was expecting it to be terrific and interesting , heck London Zoo is know all around but apart from the fact that it was quite empty the animals there did not seem to be fine at all , the giraffes were the saddest thing I've ever seen , the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Xezozame
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went in early January and in the beginning were a little disappointed at how many habitats were empty. But later on after a terrific display by the lions, the super cool penguin basin, the indoor creatures of the night exhibit and the lizards and snakes, we were exhausted and happy to have seen many animals we had not seen... More 

Helpful?
Thank Esthero1970
Supporter-Services, 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! We 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 behaviour, you may have to revisit enclosures throughout the day or take... More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My expectation was for a stunning zoo, whilst the exhibits were interesting the zoo itself does feel a little tired Good central location, is a little walk from public transport (tube) but on a good day this is pleasant and nice to see the greenery in the centre of London My wife loved the shop and purchased several items to... More 

Helpful?
Thank SteveS1971
Supporter-Services, 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! 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 modernized. We are continuing to modernize aspects of the zoo that... More 

South Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The walk to the Zoo from the nearest tube station is quite a hike. We managed it easily, but if you arent an avid walker, i would suggest a taxi from the station. There was lots to see and the enclosures were big and native habitat appropriate. We loved the penguins, especially at feeding time. The butterfly house was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dannielle C
Supporter-Services, 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 a member 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. All of our admission prices... More 

Level Contributor
135 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not a big zoo but it's a nice place well-finished. I love tigers and gorillas (expecially the babies).

Helpful?
Thank Andrea C
Supporter-Services, 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 a member 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 

Community of Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out. The butterflies are wonderful and the Gorillas and lions magnificent. They do an incredible amount for conserving and protecting many endangered species apart from a whole load of world class scientific research.

Helpful?
Thank FoxyWilly
Supporter-Services, 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 a member 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 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
177 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Forty years ago zoos had different aims and objectives - and time lends scale to memory so not that surprising really that ZSL has moved on I guess. I THINK I recall more kinds of animals? and a bigger zoo? more dramatic enclosures? (and of course LOTS more cages which is a bad thing). On the plus side the animals... More 

Helpful?
Thank Neese12
Supporter-Services, 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! ZSL is spread over two sites and the larger animals such as the Elephants, Brown Bears and Rhino's, you will find based at Whipsnade Zoo which is a much large site for them to flourish. Why not become a... More 

Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The animals, the staff, the facilities and the food in the restaurant. Its all going on at the zoo. Had a great time and really enjoyed the level of engagement with all the animals over the day. By far the most interactive zoo I've been to!

Helpful?
Thank Kevin E
Supporter-Services, 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 a member 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 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited during the afternoon of 18 December as part of a weekend sightseeing break in London. We travelled by public transport and walked from Camden Town - it was quite a trek and not brilliantly sign posted. The length of time it took to get there meant that we only had around 2 hours to explore as it closes... More 

Helpful?
Thank wjgreen
Supporter-Services, 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 a member 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 

Bruxelles
Level Contributor
141 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised by this zoo! We went there with some friend with kids in a grey Saturday and it was super nice!!! Animals are varied and you can easily walk everywhere. Plus there are lots of spots for kids to play. Two downsizes: the price 25£, and how to get there/ tube plus walking quite a while. But it... More 

Helpful?
Thank babwara78
Supporter-Services, 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 a member 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 

Travellers who viewed ZSL London Zoo also viewed

 

Been to ZSL London Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of ZSL London Zoo and other visitors
31 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (31)

Questions? Get answers from ZSL London Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?