Originally, the zoo was built to be used for scientific purposes. It opened for the first time in 1828 and was turned into a public zoo in 1847. Now it is considered to be one of the most progressive zoos in the world.
The zoo is home to more than 750 species, including various local and exotic animals, such as the endangered Asiatic lions. The first public aquarium, reptile house, and insect house were opened here. Also, the first children's zoo started operating in London Zoo.
Various events are organized in the zoo (e.g. Children's Day or the Fire Walk) so be sure to check the official website before your visit.
The zoo opens every day at 10 am, the closing time ranges from 3 pm to 5 pm depending on the season. Last entry is one hour before closing time.
Check the official website for more information.
Online/At the Gate:
Seniors 60+, Students: £18.40/£22.50
Children (3-15): £15.95/£19.50
Family (2+2/1+3): £66
Official Website http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/
Phone +44 844 2251 826
Address Regent's Park, NW1 4RY, London, GB
Coordinates 51°32'7.262" N -0°9'16.938" E