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London's wildest night out!

Tickets for Zoo Lates 2014  have now SOLD OUT

Flamboyant stilt-walkers, hilarious comedy, fantastic food from around the world, and the chance to see incredible wildlife after hours – it can only mean one thing: Zoo Lates is back at ZSL London Zoo.

Opening the doors every Friday night in June and July, plus a bonus night in August, ZSL London Zoo’s wildest event, Zoo Lates, is back for 2014.

Zoo Lates guests can enjoy acoustic music, laugh like a hyena at the improv-sets in The Comedy Den, shake their tail feathers at the Silent Dance Off, or take in the huge variety of performances at The Lates Show, as well as having a packed schedule of animal feeds and keeper talks to choose from.

A chance to see what London’s real party animals get up to, pygmy hippos Thug and Nicky will be enjoying the summer festivities in their brand new luxury pad, and guests might even spot one of the three Sumatran tiger cubs who will be staying up past their bedtime in their Tiger Territory home.

Providing the perfect venue to sit back and soak up the ambience of the night, the Bordeaux Jardin Du Vin bar will be serving up a specially-chosen selection of wines for Zoo Lates, and guests will have the chance to learn from wine educators at a fun Bordeaux Tasting in the Bordeaux Petit Château.

Human feeding time is of course a top priority and a lively international street food festival will take over the central hub of the Zoo, dishing up delicious, fast and fresh food from a huge variety of vendors. 

Tiger Territory

Zoo Lates tickets also includes access to Tiger Territory. Delve deep into the lush foliage of the Indonesian jungle, as you get closer than ever before to one of nature’s most awesome predators, the Sumatran tiger.

Zoo Lates runs from 6-10pm and is an over 18s only event. No BYO glass or alcohol.

 

Dates

Zoo Lates is happening every Friday night in June and July at ZSL London Zoo from 6-10pm - plus a bonus night in August.

Friday 6 June - SOLD OUT Friday 4 July  - SOLD OUT
Friday 13 June - SOLD OUT Friday 11 July - SOLD OUT
Friday 20 June - SOLD OUT Friday 18 July - SOLD OUT
Friday 27 June - SOLD OUT Friday 25 July - SOLD OUT
  Friday 1 August - SOLD OUT

 

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Tickets for Zoo Lates 2014  have now SOLD OUT

 

Please come back soon for details of the 2015 event

 

Why not beat the queues and arrive by Waterbus?

 


 

Zoo Lates competition - ricky the penguin

We’re looking for the best shot of our animals after hours, so snap your favourite and share on Instagram with #Zoolates.

After every Zoo Lates party we’ll pick our favourite and give the winner their own Kigu animal onesie, so they too can be a party animal!

Welcome to your Zoo Lates Survival Guide - our handy hints to help you make the most of your wild night out!

Getting here

Make your way over to the ZSL London Zoo main entrance to start your Zoo Lates adventure. Doors open at 6pm. Directions to ZSL London Zoo

On arrival

  • Zoo Lates is a strictly over 18s event, please make sure you bring valid photo ID
  • No alcohol or glass will be allowed to be brought onsite
  • Bag searches will be carried out at the entrance
  • Last admission into the Zoo 8:00pm

What to do at Zoo Lates...

  • See over 800 species in a unique setting, including our Tiger Territory exhibit.
  • Bring your friends, your picnic blanket, your camera and your sense of adventure
  • Grab a bite from the International Street Food Festival or one of our catering outlets
  • Watch live animal demonstrations and feeds. Learn more about life at ZSL London Zoo with our Keeper Q&As
  • Choose your favourite tipple from the pop-up bars
  • Last admissions to Gorilla Kingdom are at 8.30pm
  • Other animal houses will start closing at 9.00pm.
  • The north bank will close at 9.00pm.
  • Penguin Beach, the Reptile House and BUGS are open until 9:30pm
  • It’s OK to have a drink as the sun goes down until 10pm closing time
  • Cash machines are located in the main gift shop and between the Amphitheatre and the main lawn

What NOT to do at Zoo Lates...

  • Bring alcohol, glass, balloons or pets into London Zoo
  • Disregard our ‘animal etiquette’ policy (please see below)
  • Please don’t eat, drink or smoke inside the animal enclosures

General Animal Etiquette

ZSL London Zoo is one of the world’s leading conservation organisations. Our animals are not pets - in fact many are part of crucial international breeding programmes.

Please…

  • Do not try to touch or pat the animals
  • Do not bang on windows or fish tanks
  • Do try to respect the animals
  • Do have fun but do try not to shout or scream
  • Listen to the keepers and our volunteers.
  • Our primates are some of the most sensitive of all of our animals. They can be easily upset. Please respect their space.
  • Our animals like to be the best-dressed at the party. You may be asked to remove animal masks and costumes for entry to some exhibits at Zoo Lates including Into Africa and primate exhibits.

Into Africa

Into Africa will close at 9pm – if you want to see the giraffes and the zebras or have a drink or a barbeque at the Safari Bar, get in early!

Drinking Responsibly

ID checks will be conducted at the entrance so please ensure you bring valid photo ID with you.

If ZSL staff believe you are drunk, disorderly or behaving inappropriately, you will be removed from the site by security.

Leaving Zoo Lates

Zoo Lates finishes at 10pm. Please leave ZSL London Zoo quietly and make sure you dispose of any rubbish in the bins provided (tippy-toes optional). Please leave quietly via the exit between the penguins and the main gift shop.

Join the party online

Let everyone know you are going to the wildest night out in London - tweet us at ZSL London Zoo using hashtag #zoolates

 

Zoo Lates competition - ricky the penguin

We’re looking for the best shot of our animals after hours, so snap your favourite and share on Instagram with #Zoolates.

After every Zoo Lates party we’ll pick our favourite and give the winner their own Kigu animal onesie, so they too can be a party animal!

Visitors at Zoo Lates
Zoo Lates 2014 is now SOLD OUT

Calling all party animals, embrace your wild side this summer with the Ultimate Zoo Lates Party Animal ticket.

Beat the queues with fast-track entrance, begin your party transformation with an animal mask or hat and enjoy a complimentary drink. Start your Zoo Lates evening off in true “Party Animal Style” and book the ultimate Zoo Lates ticket now.

Terms and Conditions

Mask Option

  • Only visitors who have purchased the Ultimate Zoo Lates Party Animal Ticket will be permitted to gain entry through the fast-track entrance.
  • Vouchers redeemable for your Zoo Lates mask and complimentary drink will be issued upon arrival at the fast-track entrance.
  • Ultimate Zoo Lates Party Animal ticket holders can collect their purchased mask from the ZSL London Zoo Main Gift Shop.
  • Complimentary drinks vouchers can be redeemed from selected bars only, please ask for your nearest bar upon arrival.

Hat Option

  • Only visitors who have purchased the Ultimate Zoo Lates Party Animal Ticket will be permitted to gain entry through the fast-track entrance.
  • Vouchers redeemable for your Zoo Lates hat and complimentary drink will be issued upon arrival at the fast-track entrance.
  • Ultimate Zoo Lates Party Animal ticket holders can collect their purchased hat from the ZSL London Zoo Main Gift Shop.
  • Complimentary drinks vouchers can be redeemed from selected bars only, please ask for your nearest bar upon arrival.

 

Please note: Our animals like to be the best-dressed at the party. You may be asked to remove animal masks and costumes for entry to some exhibits at Zoo Lates including Into Africa and primate exhibits.

Zoo Lates competition - ricky the penguin

We’re looking for the best shot of our animals after hours, so snap your favourite and share on Instagram with #Zoolates.

After every Zoo Lates party we’ll pick our favourite and give the winner their own Kigu animal onesie, so they too can be a party animal!

We are offering a unique opportunity to arrive in style and jump the queues to Zoo Lates!

Perfect for a post-work night out, you can enjoy a leisurely cruise from Camden Lock with the London Waterbus and beat the queues to enter the London’s wildest after-hours experience via our canal gate.

Zoo Lates 2014 has now SOLD OUT.

  • Visitors should arrive 15mins before their scheduled departure (timetable below)
  • Estimated journey time from Camden to ZSL London Zoo is 15 mins

 

Waterbus Timetable

Location Departure time Arrival time at ZSL London Zoo
Camden Lock 6pm 6:15pm
Little Venice 6pm 6:30pm
Camden Lock 6:10pm 6:25pm
Camden Lock 6:45pm 7pm

 

Ticket terms and conditions

  • Unauthorised duplication or sale of these tickets is prohibited
  • Please arrive 15mins before your boats scheduled departure time
  • Zoo Lates is a strictly over 18s event
  • For ZSL Members purchasing membership offer tickets, you will need to present your membership card on the night to verify your membership. Members who are unable to produce their card will be required to pay the difference for a full price ticket.
  • No alcohol or glass will be allowed to be brought with you onsite. Bag searches will be in operation on entry to ZSL London Zoo.
  • The London Waterbus company makes every attempt to operate trips as scheduled but on rare occasion’s severe weather and other circumstances may restrict the service and our liability shall be limited to a refund of any amounts prepaid. No refund will be made to any passenger not arriving for a prepaid service.
  • The navigation of the vessel is the responsibility of the Captain who may alter or curtail a trip at his sole discretion should this prove necessary.
  • Any passenger who in the reasonable opinion of the Captain may affect the safe operation of the vessel or the safety of other passengers or the crew will not be permitted to board or be put ashore.

Zoo Lates competition - ricky the penguin

We’re looking for the best shot of our animals after hours, so snap your favourite and share on Instagram with #Zoolates.

After every Zoo Lates party we’ll pick our favourite and give the winner their own Kigu animal onesie, so they too can be a party animal!

 
 

Book Tickets

Zoo Lates 2014 has now SOLD OUT