ZSL London Zoo

Top 1% of attractions in London
8 / 10

8 expert reviews

“These famous zoological gardens have come a long way since being established in 1828, with massive investment making conservation, education and breeding the name of the game.”

– Lonely Planet

"Operated by the nonprofit Zoological Society of London, this was the new home of the Royal animals collection when it moved here from the Tower of London in 1828." Full review
"When London Zoo -- one of the finest big city zoos in the world -- was founded back in 1820, it was purely for the purposes of scientific research." Full review
Time Out
"The Zoo, which opened to the public in 1847, covers 36 acres." Full review
"Yes, it has an esteemed history going back to 1828 as a menagerie for members of the Zoological Society of London. It’s just that it’s ultimately only a zoo, and a smallish one at that,..." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Founded in 1828, the zoo's mission is to successfully breed endangered species and undertake biological research on rare breeds." Full review
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