London Zoo is where Harry Potter first discovered his gift for talking with snakes in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This is the oldest scientific zoo in the world, it first opened to the public in 1847. In 1849 London Zoo also opened the first Reptile house, the first public Aquarium in 1853, the first insect house in 1881 and the first children’s zoo in 1938. The Zoo killed all their venomous animals during World War II (1939-1945) in case the animals escaped.
How many species are in London Zoo? Over 750, including Galapagos Tortoises, Pygmy Hippos, Gorrila Kingdom, Penguin Beach, Land of the Lions and much more. For daily events visit https://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/visitor-information/zoo-activities
Open: Summer 10 am – 6 pm Winter 10 am – 4 pm (closed on Christmas Day).
Price: Adults £29.75, Children (3-15 years) £22, Children Under 3 Free. Online price £24.30 Adult, Children (3-15) £18.
Where is London Zoo? It is a 15 minute walk from Camden Town Station in zone 2. Camden Town serves the Northern line.
What is nearby on foot? Camden Market 14 mins, Primrose Hill 6 mins, Regent’s Park 13 mins, Lord’s Cricket Ground 21 mins.
Did you know? In 1915 a bear cub named Winnipeg (Winnie) was exported from Canada to London Zoo. One little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved visiting Winnie in London Zoo so much, that his love inspired his father author A. A. Milne (1882-1956) to write the Winnie the Pooh stories.