London Zoo…You Can Come Too

London Zoo takes up a reasonable chunk of Regent’s Park and is almost an institution, so I couldn’t get away with not mentioning it for much longer.

Visit the Gorilla Kingdom

Yesterday I headed out to visit the lions and tigers – no bears, unfortunately – oh my! And it was a lovely afternoonout.  Apart from the spider talk in the B.U.G hut, where I was stood about a metre away from a tarantula…(eek!)

The zoo has over 720 different species of animal – all split up into different areas to explore.  There are Giants of the Galapagos, Meet The Monkeys, Gorilla Kingdom and Animal Adventure where the kids can pet some of the sheep, donkeys and llamas.

One of the highlights is the new Rainforest Life exhibition, which only opened this year.  It’s a fab recreation of a rainforest with monkeys running around above your head and sloths hanging from the trees.  Luckily they’re not tame enough or cheeky enough to come and nick your camera (yet).

Another highlight is feeding time.  The penguins are always popular, and feeding time is no exception:

There are lots of opportunities to catch things like this, with shows and events happening throughout the day – including the aforementioned spider talk, and animals in action.

Tickets are from £17.20 for adults, £15.70 concessions – check the website for details on pricing (prices depend on peak season)

Visit the Reptile House and see where Harry Potter shot a scene

Zoo Lates

If you’ve never been to the zoo, have always wanted to but are always at work (and can’t be bothered to fight your way through hoardes of kids at the weekend) Zoo Lates is designed for you.

Running each Friday night throughout August, the zoo will be opening after hours until 10pm.  The evening involves being able to look round the zoo, sipping Pimms or a Mojito and getting down at the silent disco.  If you need to refuel there’s also a BBQ.

Tickets are available online and at the gate (although online booking is recommended) and online prices are £16.20 for adults, £15 concessions.

Nearest Tube: Camden (then a 15 minute walk) or Regents Park (then a 20 minute walk).  Alternatively you can get the 274 bus from Baker Street.


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