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Wild nights in the urban jungle

Every Friday night in June and July, London Zoo is opening after hours and inviting visitors to explore the wilds of the ultimate urban jungle.

Monkeys go ape and birds of paradise strut their stuff with animal talks, improvised comedy, twisted cabaret, roving performances, pop up bars, street food festival, carousel rides, and approximately 17500 creatures great and small.

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.

Friday 6 June Friday 4 July
Friday 13 June Friday 11 July
Friday 20 June Friday 18 July
Friday 27 June Friday 25 July

 

Book tickets

Save money on full price Zoo Lates entry by booking online in advance. Early Bird tickets still available for July dates.

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Group tickets

Save 50% on full price Zoo Lates entry for groups of 10 or more.

Buy group tickets

Full price tickets are £28.

ZSL Members and Fellows save 50% on full price tickets.

 

Ultimate Party Animal Ticket

Includes fast track entrance, drink on arrival and an animal hat or mask.

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Why not beat the queues and arrive by Waterbus?

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

Visitors at Zoo Lates
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.

£38 each.

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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.

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 or Little Venice with the London Waterbus and beat the queues to enter the London’s wildest after-hours experience via our canal gate.

Prices

Tickets include entry to Zoo Lates and a one way trip on the Waterbus from either Little Venice or Camden Lock.

  • Single ticket: £22.50

Take advantage of this glamorous fast-track and book now before it’s too late!

Book Waterbus Little Venice Tickets

Book Waterbus Camden Tickets

  • Visitors should arrive 15mins before their scheduled departure (timetable below)
  • Estimated journey time from Camden to ZSL London Zoo is 15 mins
  • Estimated journey time from Little Venice to ZSL London Zoo is 30 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.