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, with few large animals. Sumatran tigers, baby penguins, and a newly renovated monkey aviary are not enough to justify the high ticket price, especially for firsttime London visitors who could be exploring the city instead.
The London Zoo
Outer Circle Rd., Regent’s Park, NW1
Our Rating Hours Daily 10am to 4pm–6pm, depending on the month Transportation Tube: Camden Town, then bus no. 274 Phone 020/7722-333 Prices Admission £24.30 adults, £22 seniors and students, £18 children 3–15; gate prices slightly higher Web site The London Zoo
MapOuter Circle Rd., Regent’s Park, NW1 London
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