Heritage & History

Old ZSL London Zoo ticket from the ZSL Archives

As Zoological Society London reaches it's 200-year anniversary of founding, we celebrate the reimagining of many of our historic buildings including our Snowdon Aviary which became Monkey Valley, in 2022.

As part of our heritage tour of London Zoo, you'll find yourself dazzled with fascinating history at every turn.

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Colour illustration of the Llama Hut with added clocktower circa 1835 with camels, goats and a zebra

ZSL’s Clock Tower is the oldest ‘original’ building at London Zoo – even if...

Lubetkin penguin pool

Our penguins may have moved on to better lodgings at Penguin Beach – but the...

Snowdon aviary

Britain’s first walk-through aviary was a bold and innovative piece of...

ZSL London Zoo history Mappin Terraces

The ZSL London Zoo history of the Mappin Terraces, the pioneering 20th...