London Zoo was established in 1828 as a scientific zoo for the study of animals but did not open to the public until 1847. It is still located on its original site at the northern end of the huge Regent's Park in inner London with Regent's Canal running through the middle of the zoo. Today it has 755 species of animals.
But in the 1990s, the zoo faced closure due to financial problems largely brought on by its old-fashioned housing of animals in cages. Since then it has reinvented itself by building enclosures for the animals which mirror their natural habitats. The Gorilla Kingdom opened in 2007 is built to resemble a Central African environ, the walk-through Meet the Monkeys recreates Bolivian Rainforest while the Reptile House dating from 1927 provides some continuity to one of the world's oldest zoos. There's also birds, butterflies, giraffes, zebras, and all other shapes and sizes of the world's creatures.
We really enjoyed this as there was lots of animals to see and my son is obsesssed with animals so he was delighted to go. There was a good sized shop at the end to buy some souvenirs. The only thing was the restaurant there was very busy we had to leave cos we could not get a seat so if u want to eat there i would go early as in before lunchtime. They are building another restuarent but that won't be finished for a few months yet.
Excellent service, very helpful day out, was good. Will use your company again.
Camden Town tube is the closest underground station and there are buses that run past the zoo from Camden. From the other side of the park, Baker Street or Regent's Park tube stations are closest with buses that run past the zoo. If you like walking and also want to see London's native wildlife of squirrels, ducks and pigeons, you can walk to the zoo through the park.