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London Zoo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden

1. Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden

Travel from picturesque Little Venice to vibrant Camden Town along the Regent's Canal. This waterway is a leisurely corridor through London, navigated by leisure boats and lined with quirky houseboats. You'll pass by Regent’s Park, the grounds of London Zoo and through the echoey depths of the 248 meter Maida Hill tunnel. Each boat has slide opening windows throughout, so everyone gets a view. As you pass through London Zoo, keep an eye out for warthogs and African hunting dogs, which can often be seen as the boat passes their canal-side enclosure. Travel past the homes of well-known musicians, actors and celebrities. You will also be able to see the expansive and landscaped back gardens of grand houses used by ambassadors and visiting international diplomats. Arrive in the heart of Camden Market, home to a vast array of world class traders and international cuisines.

London: The London Pass with access to 80+ Attractions

2. London: The London Pass with access to 80+ Attractions

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass. With its wealth of history and culture, London always has plenty to offer visitors. The London Pass is a complete sightseer credits package allowing you access to more than 80 top attractions, tours, and museums.  Access a huge range of the top landmarks and attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, Windsor Castle, and many more.  Enjoy a 1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour with over 60 stops across London including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The pass is valid for a full working day across 3 routes. You'll also get access to special London Pass holder perks including discounts at gift shops at select attractions.  The London Pass allows access to over 80 attractions including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • The View from the Shard • Tower of London • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour • Thames River Boat (Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off) • Windsor Castle • Westminster Abbey • London Bridge Experience • Tower Bridge Exhibition • ZSL London Zoo • Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre • Royal Albert Hall • Royal Observatory Greenwich • Old Royal Naval College • The Painted Hall • Cutty Sark • Kew Gardens • Hampton Court Palace • Apsley House • Benjamin Franklin House • The Royal Mews • Eltham Palace • Jewel Tower • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden MUSEUMS & GALLERIES • London Transport Museum • Foundling Museum • Household Cavalry Museum • Charles Dickens Museum • Guards Museum • Cartoon Museum • Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art • Wernher Collection at Ranger's House • Fan Museum • London Canal Museum • London Museum of Water and Steam • Garden Museum • Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising • Queen's Gallery • Pollocks Toy Museum • The Postal Museum TOURS & EXPERIENCES • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Curzon Bloomsbury • Curzon Mayfair Cinema • Curzon Soho Cinema • Swingers Crazy Golf (City and West End venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • Fuller's Brewery Tour • 20+ London Sights and enoy Fish & Chips - Top Sights Tours • 30+ London Sights Tour - Top Sights Tours • Palaces and Parliament Tour - Top Sights Tours • Jason's Original Canal Boat Trip • Kia Oval Ground Tour • London Bicycle Tour • London Bicycle Hire • Brit Movie Tours • QUEENS Skate, Dine & Bowl • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours & more! Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservations instructions, when applicable, before you go.

London: Evening Adults Only Ticket for the London Zoo

3. London: Evening Adults Only Ticket for the London Zoo

Bring back the magic of summer with a twilight ticket to the zoo. Explore the zoo while it is child-free from 6:00-10:00 PM on Thursday and Fridays. See animals like lions, tigers, zebra's, and giraffes. See how the animals behave in the evening as night approaches. Show your ticket at the door and begin your evening zoo adventure. Uncover the secrets of the brand-new Secret Enchanted Garden which provides guests with the ultimate Instagramable photo opportunity. Buy a prosecco from a charming popup bar or some street food from around the world. Pay to have your face painted with your favorite animal. Learn about the life of zookeepers with a question and answer session.

London: Tower of London Visit and Cruise in Spanish

4. London: Tower of London Visit and Cruise in Spanish

See the Tower of London, where the magnificent crown jewels are housed. Founded by William the Conqueror in the eleventh century and located on the north bank of the River Thames. This complex of stone buildings has been a palace, a prison, a zoo, a royal mint and the place of bloody public executions (two of King Henry VIII's wives were beheaded here and it is thought that their ghosts still wander the cobbled alley-ways of the Tower of London,  with their disembodied heads clasped under their arms!). We will explore the maze of streets and alleyways within London's historical heart and pass by the Bank of England, Mansion House and the Monument to the Great Fire of London, before reaching the River Thames, where we will pause to take-in the breathtaking Tower Bridge, London's most iconic bridge, which is uses a hydraulic system to open up in order to allow all vessels to sail beneath her. This tour will end with a short but marvelous cruise up the River Thames. This 30-minute journey will allow you view such monuments and sites as London Bridge, William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Millennium Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, where we will disembark and where the tour will end.

Planning Your Visit

  • Temporary exhibitions

    London Zoo has many temporary exhibitions and seasonal activities, so as well as the tips we've listed here, don't forget to check out the website to see what's on during your visit.

  • Sun protection

    You'll be spending a lot of the day outside, so if it's sunny out - or even if the sun is just hiding behind a cloud - make sure you are adequately protected and drink lots of water.

  • Peaceful visit

    If you prefer to have a quieter visit, try to go on a weekday afternoon - you'll have missed the morning rush and many would-be visitors will be at school or work.

  • Animals have feelings too

    Last but not least, the zoo is home to these animals! Although you may think they are used to visitors, don't shriek at them or do anything else that might annoy them - if you have kids, make sure they're on their best behavior.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Zoo opens each day at 10:00AM but closing times vary by time of year. Closed only on Christmas Day.
  • Is it expensive?
    Online adult tickets start at £22.50, and for £4.50 more you can jump right to the front of the line.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide is not necessary, but it could make the experience even more exciting for the little ones.
  • How to get there
    Walk from the Camden Town or Regent's Park stations, or take the 274 bus from Baker Street to Ormonde Terrace.
  • Additional information

    • Children under 16 are not permitted without a parent.

    • The last admission is one hour before the posted closing time.

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What people are saying about London Zoo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 981 reviews

Pick up was exactly where indicated and easy to find. Travelled at a nice gentle pace with the guide giving information on everything we passed. Definitely recommend 5*

Thoroughly enjoyable trip> I have taken friends both ways and it is so much fun and loved the history through the comentary. highly reccommend

A good experience. I recommend it. It is an economy to save. The only thing they didn't accept was the Churchill War Room.

The staff was wonderful really helpful would definitely recommend this to my friends

Staff very friendly easy app to book activities and would recommend