London Zoo

  • 020-7722 3333
  • 020-7586 5743
  • Outer Circle, Regent's Park (map of this place)
  • NW1 4RY
  • 10am - 5.30pm, Summer. 10am - 4pm, Winter. See website

London Zoo, found in Regents Park is perhaps one of the most famous, and the most forgotten zoo in existence. Many Londoners have memories of visiting it as a child, but then don't visit it again until they have children themselves. It was nearly closed some time ago but thankfully is still open to the public.


  • Bear mountain,
  • A large aquarium,
  • Children’s zoo,
  • Many big cats in cleverly designed eye ball to eye ball bar less enclosures,
  • Penguin pool (voted 15th in the "50 best modern buildings in Britain" by Channel 4/English Heritage
  • The elephant house is now devoid of elephants as it doesn’t come up to today’s requirements.
  • Nocturnal Animals house which has lighting controlled to make the animals think its night time and worth coming out on show,
  • Reptile house (where Harry Potter is said to have first spoken to a snake, but it's not true. The event with the snake takes place before he goes to London with Hagrid.)
  • Chimps and Gorillas in somewhat cramped quarters.

Besides the website for the zoo here is another website on their "Web of Life" exhibition.

A pleasant day out may be had by taking a boat trip on the Regent's Canal direct to the Zoo from Little Venice or Camden Lock.

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