Book your advance ZSL London Zoo entry tickets and explore an oasis in the city centre, nestled within Regent’s Park. Immerse yourself amidst listed structures, lush gardens, and a diverse collection of approximately 15,000 animals.
Highlights of London Zoo:
- Come face-to-face with one of nature’s most awesome predators at Tiger Territory
- Visit Penguin Beach to see Humboldt penguins swimming, walking, eating, and more
- Get closer than ever before to the mighty Asiatic lions at Land of the Lions
- Explore London Zoo with an official entry ticket and see over 720 animal species
- Check out the Gorilla Kingdom to get breathtakingly close to giant gorillas
ZSL London Zoo Ticket Details:
- Free Cancelation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- COVID-19 Precautions: Special health and safety measures apply.
- Valid 1 Day: Check availability to see starting times.
- Skip the ticket line
- Instant Confirmation
About London Zoo Land of the Lions
Take in the zoo’s biggest experience, Land of the Lions, to get closer than ever before to the mighty Asiatic lions – of which only 400 remain in the wild. Explore walkways covering the 2,500 m² Indian-themed exhibit.
Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the pre-paid ticket desk and head into the zoo. Come face-to-face with one of nature’s most awesome predators in Tiger Territory, learn about the natural behaviours of Sumatran tigers, and discover the conservation issues these creatures face in the wild.
Then, discover the new features added in 2021. Head to Tiny Giants, a celebration of all things small but mighty and the sometimes strange but always wonderful world of invertebrates. Enjoy the unmissable, brand-new coral reef tank and watch schools of fish, including clownfish and blue tangs.
Next, visit Giants of the Galápagos, which opened in October 2021. Soak in the Galápagos climate and discover three Galápagos giant tortoises that can live for over a century. Imagine how the world might change in their lifetime and learn how we can protect them – and our planet – for years to come.
Penguins at London Zoo
Head down to the beach to watch the colony of Humboldt penguins dive, swim, frolic, and feed in England’s largest penguin pool, complete with underwater viewing windows. Next, step Into Africa to observe the elegance and grace of the giraffes before moving on to the magnificent residents of Gorilla Kingdom.
What’s included in the ZSL London Zoo Ticket
Entry ticket only
Check availability to see starting times:
How to reach ZSL London Zoo?
Camden Town (16 mins / 0.8 miles walk from the Zoo)
You will have to take the Northern Line train from Camden Town station, which is the nearest Underground station to the ZSL London Zoo.
Camden Town to ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google Maps).
Important information: The Northern line (Bank branch) will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate from 15 January to mid-May 2022. There will be no Northern line at four stations: Bank, London Bridge, Borough, and Elephant & Castle. There will be fewer Northern line trains between Camden Town and Moorgate. Some other lines and stations will be exceptionally busy. Find out more about travelling.
Chalk Farm (18 mins / 0.9 miles walk)
Camden Town Station can get extremely busy, especially at weekends. Chalk Farm (Northern Line) is an ideal alternative, approximately the same walking distance from the Zoo. The station has lift access and this route offers a pleasant walking route through Primrose Hill’s pretty residential streets and beside Primrose Hill Park.
Chalk Farm to ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google Maps).
Baker Street (21 mins / 1.1 miles walk) / (14 mins via 274 bus)
Walking from Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines) is via Regent’s Park.
Alternatively, take the 274 bus northbound, which leaves every 12 minutes.
Baker Street to ZSL London Zoo route (opens in Google Maps).
Regent’s Park (24 mins / 1.2 miles walk)
The ZSL London Zoo is an easy walk from Regent’s Park station (Bakerloo Line). Once out of the station and across Marylebone Road, the whole route is signposted and within leafy Regent’s Park.
Alternatively, take the 88 bus northbound from nearby Albany Street (exit Regent’s Park tube station to the right) to approximately halve the walking distance.
Regent’s Park station to ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google Maps).
By London Overground
Camden Road station (21 mins / 1-mile walk from the Zoo).
London Overground makes travel to the Zoo easy from southwest, north and northeast London. The Zoo is an easy walk from Camden Road station, or catch the 274 bus towards Camden Town.
Approximate travel time to Camden Road station from Richmond: 45 minutes; from Stratford: 27 minutes; from West Hampstead: 14 minutes).
Camden Road to ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google Maps).
Nearest National Rail stations to ZSL London Zoo
Euston (Avanti West Coast, London Northwestern Railway or London Overground).
If arriving at Euston, the fastest route to the Zoo is to take the Northern Line tube from Euston to either Camden Town or Chalk Farm. Camden Town to ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google Maps). Chalk Farm to ZSL London Zoo walking route (opens in Google Maps).
Marylebone (Chiltern Trains)
From the main entrance of Marylebone Station walk left to Baker Street, then either follow Baker Street tube walking directions or take the 274 bus northbound, which leaves every 12 minutes. See a map of the 274 route bus.
Please note, if you are travelling over school or bank holidays, your journey may be affected by planned engineering works. Check your journey at National Rail.
Buses that stop near the Zoo:
88: Northbound, towards Kentish Town: Alight on Albany Street at Prince Albert Road.
88: Southbound, towards Great Portland Street: Get off on Albany Street at Regent’s Park Barracks.
These stops are just a few minutes walk from the Zoo. See map.
274: Northbound and Southbound: Get off on Prince Albert Road at ZSL London Zoo. See map.
Plan your journey with the TfL Journey Planner.
ZSL London Zoo’s car park is on Outer Circle, Regent’s Park – plus we’re outside of the congestion charging zone. Sat nav: NW1 4SX. Cars and motorbikes are charged £14.50 for visitors to the Zoo. For more details please see full parking information.
A disabled parking bay is available in front of the Zoo entrance, with other dedicated spaces on the main road (up to four hours) and in the main car park.
Please be aware parking space in the Zoo’s main car park has been significantly reduced due to Thames Water/HS2 works.
Cycling to the Zoo is easy. We have a public bike shed in the car park opposite the main Zoo entrance.
We also have two TFL Barclays Cycle Hire scheme docking stations – one in the small car park opposite the main Zoo entrance and another in the Zoo’s main car park.
Author’s ZSL London Zoo Experience and Suggestions
You can also check out our “Getting Around London” post to see how you can travel and plan your travel to the London Zoo.
Want to know what it feels like to go to ZSL London Zoo and see all those exotic animals? I went to ZSL London Zoo and have written a blog article to share my experience with you. Check it out here “My Day at ZSL London Zoo”
Important Information to consider
The last admission is 1 hour before the advertised closing time. So please make sure that you have planned your day well and have ample amount of time to see all the interesting areas of the zoo and nothing is missed out