London Zoo - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken outside London Zoo in November 2009. A virtual tour image showing the Zoo entrance and surrounding area at the northern end of Regents Park.
London Zoo - FURTHER INFORMATION
London Zoo - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'London Zoo' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
London Zoo is one of the top tourist attractions in London, full of exotic and interesting animals from all over the world. The zoo gets very busy during the summer months and the queues are quite long. It is at the north end of Regents Park, not far from Primrose Hill and Camden Town.
FREE entrance to London Zoo to London Pass holders.
A trip to London Zoo can easily take a whole day, there is so much to see and do. Within the zoo are a number of restaurants and cafes, but the food can be quite expensive, so it is advisable to take your own.
London Zoo Areas and Attractions
- African Bird Safari - walk through area showing off abdim's stork, superb starlings, Madagascar teals, Von der Decken's hornbills, lilac-breasted roller and blue-bellied roller.
- Animal Adventure - a new exhibit area with Aardvarks, Prairie Dogs, Red Pandas Coatis, Yellow Mongooses, Porcupines and Meerkats.
- Aquarium - first opened in 1853, the aquarium has three halls with one focussing on the captive breeding programme, the second on coral reefs and the third on Amazon fish.
- Blackburn Pavilion - opened in 2008 replacing the old bird house and displaying birds from the tropical rainforest, including toucans, starlings, kookaburras, lovebirds, and hummingbirds.
- B.U.G.S - over 140 species of insects, spiders and all kinds of bugs.
- Butterfly Paradise - life of butterflies, with an emphasis on species from Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America.
- Clore Rainforest Lookout - opened in 2007 providing a ground level and treetop canopy walk through rainforest environments and creatures.
- Giants of the Galapagos - new exhibit dedicated to the Galapagos Tortoise.
- Gorilla Kingdom - New gorilla enclosure which opened in 2007.
- Into Africa - new enclosures giving improved space to various creatures from Africa including zebras, giraffe, African hunting dogs, warthog, okapi and red river hogs.
- Komodo Dragons - opened in 2004 as part of a Komodo Dragon breeding programme, showing the largest poisonous animal on earth.
- Mappin Terraces - currently showing wallabies and emus from Australia.
- Meet The Monkeys - new enclosure recreating Bolivian Rainforest environment filled with black-capped squirrel monkeys.
- Reptile House - housing a wide variety of lizards, snakes, tortoises and crocodiles.
- Round House - currently housing a pair of Aye Ayes as a breeding programme, and a group of Ring-tailed lemurs.
- Snowdon Aviary - a large walk-through aviary north of Regents Canal housing all kinds of birds.
- Zoo World - information about the zoo, breeding programmes and events. Also houses bearded pigs, African Porcupines, bactrian camels and pigmy hippos.
- Others - many other animals are also on display though not part of a particular exhibit or group.
ZSL London Zoo
London, NW1 4RL
020 7722 3333
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Prince Albert Road / London Zoo
Tube: Camden Town (Northern Line) is the nearest tube to London Zoo. At the southern end of the park, about 15 min walk away, are Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee lines), Regents Park (Bakerloo line) and Great Portland Street (Circle, District, Hammersmith & City)