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London Zoo: Tickets

Experience a walk in history as you get to enjoy the world’s oldest zoo. The London Zoo impressively dates back to 1828, and first opened to the public in 1847. It currently houses over 670 species, and nearly 19,300 animals.

Situated along the northern edge of Regent’s Park, between Westminster and Camden, the London Zoo is a must visit for animal lovers. Have fun and experience a world of wildlife in the heart of London.

Here's all you need to know about London Zoo, one of the best options for theme parks in London.

How much do London Zoo tickets cost?

The prices of London Zoo tickets vary depending on the season and weekdays - holidays and weekends being more expensive. However, you can get a general idea of ticket prices by reviewing the average costs, below:

Peak Season London Zoo tickets

  • Adults: £31.50
  • Senior £28.35
  • Student £28.35
  • Child £20.47
  • Under 3 Free

Standard season London Zoo tickets

  • Adults: £29.25
  • Senior £26.32
  • Student £26.32
  • Child £19.01
  • Under 3 Free

Off peak season London Zoo tickets

  • Adults: £27
  • Senior £24.30
  • Student £24.30
  • Child £17.55
  • Under 3 Free

How do you book London Zoo tickets in advance? Are there any discounts?

London Zoo tickets are available online through the official ZSL website or via online travel agencies like Viator, Getyourguide, and Musement to name a few.

We recommend using our search tool for the best deals. In order to stay competitive, prices often change from these sites and you can reap the benefits! Compare offers and get generous discounts.

What will I see?

The London Zoo offers one of the most impressive collections of animals in the world. It is the oldest zoo in the world with gates that have been open to the public for more than a century-and-a-half.

Various attractions and exhibits take families through countless species, many of which are endangered. Families can easily spend a full day exploring the nearly 40 acres, including special seasonal events and plenty of refreshments.

Are London Zoo tickets included in any attractions city passes?

Yes, there are ways to see the London Zoo along with other popular tourist destinations in the city!

  • London Pass: The pass can get you access to the London Zoo along with other attractions. Prices depend on the duration of the pass.
  • The Explorer Pass: Unlike the London Pass you select a number of attractions you would like to visit and then pay an applicable amount.

What is the best time to visit the London Zoo? How to avoid the crowd?

The London Zoo can get crowded on weekends and holidays. If you wish to beat the crowds consider visiting the London Zoo on a weekday. Furthermore, the warmer months of the year draw larger crowds since the zoo is primarily outdoors.

Winters bring colder temperatures yet if you bundle up you can appreciate the zoo with far less people.

What are the London Zoo opening hours?

The London Zoo is open 364 days a year aside from Christmas Day. The park opens at 10 am. The closing time depends on the time of the year, from 4 pm to 6 pm depending on the season.

What other theme parks can be visited in London?

Travel Tips

  • Consider booking a flexi ticket: Tickets are non-refundable if you purchase a standard ticket for a select date and are unable to make it. You may want to consider Flexi Tickets, which cost slightly more, yet allow you to visit the park anytime in the next 12 months.
  • Food is available both inside the zoo. Additionally, patrons may also bring their own picnics into the zoo with certain restrictions on food and beverages. Contact the zoo for more information.
  • Re-entry is not allowed at the zoo. Make sure you have everything before you enter the park. Furthermore, dogs and bicycles are also not allowed on the premise.
  • Check the schedule to make sure your family gets to see the daily activities you wish to witness.

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