About London Zoo

London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo in the world and boasts an enormous and diverse range of animals. Home to 806 species of animal, it is one of the largest in the UK and has over 19,000 individual animals under its care. Established in 1826, the Zoo has a history of firsts, opening the world's first reptile house, insect house, public aquarium and children's zoo between 1849 and 1938.


Today, the Zoo performs a large amount of conservation and research work and continues to expand, with new exhibits, animals and environments always in the pipeline. Whether you want to see gorillas, penguins, tigers, lemurs or spiders, there's more than enough to ensure the whole family has an enjoyable day out. 


Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair hire is available.
  • Scooter hire is not available
  • Wheelchair accessible baby changing facilities
  • Walking frame hire not available
  • There is not a drop-off point by the entrance
  • Folding seats are not available
  • All toilets are accessible
  • Assistance dogs are not welcome
  • Carers go free
  • There are not concessionary prices




Can get busy

by Andrew Locke

London zoo is a great place to visit but it can get busy at the weekends and on holidays, making it difficult to manoeuvre a wheelchair. Try during the week for a quieter experience.


Quite expensive day out

by Ana Lourdes

A visit to London zoo can get quite pricey, especially if you're going with the whole family. I would recommend taking your own food and spending the whole day there to make the most of it.

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