See little, large, hairy and scary animals from across the globe in the heart of London at ZSL London Zoo! Run by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), London Zoo in Regent’s Park houses a collection of 755 species of animal in beautiful landscaped grounds.
Visit the penguin pad and watch the birds waddle around their enclosure before diving into the clear water! Catch a glimpse of the penguins shooting through the water from the underwater viewing bubble – you’ll soon find out exactly why this attraction is called ‘Penguin Beach’!
A visit to the zoo’s reptile will also interest fans of the Harry Potter films! A scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone involving Harry and a talking Burmese python was filmed at the Reptile House in 2001. See komodo dragons, tortoises and extremely venomous snakes.
Meet the Monkeys
Walk through this outdoor enclosure that opens up into the skies of London and watch out for squirrel monkeys scurrying between branches. The enclosure houses a breeding group of black-capped squirrel monkeys and is designed to recreate the Bolivian rainforests as closely as possible.
Smaller children will love the Children’s Zoo – they can visit the Touch Zone and pat goats, sheep and chickens and let off some steam in the educational play areas.
Tickets from £18. Book here.