ZSL London Zoo Lodges - stay over at the Zoo

Gir Lion Lodges

August 2021 - Additional dates added for Family and Adult nights! 

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Experience ZSL London Zoo at night with a stay at ZSL London Zoo Lodges!

The ZSL London Zoo Lodges is situated in extraordinary surroundings inside our Land of the Lions exhibit, where guests will bed down for the night within roaring distance of our Asiatic lions. Set in the heart of London Zoo and the greenery of surrounding Regent's Park, enjoy a night's escape from the bustle of London without even leaving the city! Expect to feel like you are very far away as you wake to the sounds of roaring lions, singing gibbons, honking flamingos, and our neighbouring native wildlife.

 

What's included?

  • Complimentary drink upon arrival
  • Three exclusive after-hours tours of the Zoo at sunset, after-dark and in the morning 
  • Overnight stay in a private lodge - double or twin bed, en-suite, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities 
  • A delicious dinner and breakfast on your lodge veranda
  • Free entry into ZSL London Zoo for two days either side of your night's stay. You are also welcome to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on your second day
  • Free car parking
  • Exclusive 15% discount on our Meet the Animals experiences
  • 10% discount in the gift shop and restaurant

 

What makes this overnight experience special?

A stay at the Lodges includes three exclusive tours, which all take place when the Zoo is closed to the public. 

On each tour guests will enjoy private viewing of various animals around the Zoo, guided by our experienced hosts who will share amazing animal facts and insider secrets about what goes on at the Zoo behind-the-scenes. 

No two days at the Zoo are ever the same and we like to keep what you see on our animal tours a surprise, so you won't know what animals you will see until you get here! 

Guests also get two full days access to the Zoo, with the option to explore ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on your second day.

Guests can experience ZSL London Zoo and discover what happens when visitors go home...

 

The Lodges

Inspired by the welcoming charm of hotels in the lions' native Gujarati home in India, our beautifully decorated lodges have a traditional feel and are each themed to a different animal found living with the lions in the Gir forest. 

Our nine lodges are cosy with either double or twin beds and an en-suite bathroom. Each lodge has a private veranda so that you can sip your bedtime tea whilst listening to the sounds of the Zoo at night.

Gir Lion Lodge Accessible Lodge Interior

 

What we’ve done to keep you safe on our experience…

  • Our lodges receive a deep clean with Safe4 disinfectant which has proven to kill the coronavirus on surfaces.
  • Additional lodge items, such as teas and coffees, have been removed but are available at your convenience. A full menu of items will be available for viewing in your lodge.
  • Any touch points within the lodges such as light switches receive an additional disinfection clean. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout your experience and an en-suite bathroom in your lodge for handwashing and hygiene. Our towels and linens are sent off site to be professionally serviced.
  • Our tours have been adapted to ensure that you don’t miss out on our exciting animal feeds whilst keeping both you and our animals safe. 
  • Our catering no longer involves buffets. Instead, we are offering a new dinner menu in an exciting location, at tables on the lodge veranda with table service to ensure we follow strict hygiene regulations.

Click here to find out how the rest of the Zoo has adapted.
 

Book your stay at ZSL london zoo lodges

We also offer stays at the ZSL London Zoo Lodges as a gift voucher. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone. 

 

Awards

Prices startiing from £192.50 per person based on twin share & £65 per additional child
 

We offer Adult only and Family nights that both have a very similar structure, however, our host team will tailor the talks and activities on the tours for our younger guests on Family Nights.

Exclusive discounts are available for ZSL Gold members, Patrons and Fellows. Please note that discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other and must be booked with our Supporter Services team on 0344 225 1826 or email

 

Adult nights

On our adult only nights, guests must be aged 14 years or older.

Each lodge can accommodate a maximum of two adults (or one adult and one young adult).

Rates

Lodge Pod - 2 adults sharing Prices from £192.50 per person
Lodge Pod - single occupancy  Prices from £269.50
Disabled person and carer (30% discount)           Prices from £134.75 per person (£269.50 per lodge)

 

 

Family nights

On family nights children must be aged 5-13 years old.

Each lodge can accommodate a maximum of two people plus an additional two children. Additional children in each lodge will sleep on a pull-out sofa bed.

Rates

Lodge Pod - 2 adults + 1 child sharing Prices from £150 per person
Lodge Pod - 2 adults + 2 children sharing Prices from £128.75 per person 
Lodge Pod - 1 adult + 2 children sharing  Prices from £150 per person

Unfortunately children under five years old are not able to attend on any night. 

Price for each additional child is £65

 

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2021 Dates and Prices

Dates 

ZSL London Zoo Lodges are open on select dates year-round.

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Price 

Lodge for 2 people from £192.50 per person per night (based on twin-share), with each additional child place £65 each

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

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Lookout Lodge

Fancy escaping to the countryside instead? Lookout Lodge is an amazing overnight experience at our sister site, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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Any questions?

Please see our frequently asked questions or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org

Guests staying at the ZSL London Zoo Lodges will enjoy three exclusive and insightful tours around the Zoo, all out of normal visitor hours, so you will feel like you have the whole Zoo to yourselves!

Led by our experienced hosts, our tours will give you an insider look at how we take care of our animals at the Zoo, and how we are working for wildlife around the world.

These tours are only available for guests staying at ZSL London Zoo Lodges, giving you unparalleled viewing of our animals when the Zoo is closed to the public.

 

Download the full experience packs here:

PDF icon ZSL London Zoo Lodges Summer Guest Pack (April-September).pdf (509.59 KB) (571.65 KB)

PDF icon ZSL London Zoo Lodges Winter Guest Pack (October-March).pdf (508.3 KB) (607.1 KB)

 

Upgrade your stay

Make your stay at ZSL London Zoo Lodges even more memorable by taking part in one of our animal experiences!

Guests staying at ZSL London Zoo Lodges get 15% off our Meet the Animals experiences. Find out which animals you can meet here

Call our team on 0344 225 1826 to upgrade your stay with an animal experience. 

 

Celebrating a special occasion? 

Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, birthday or treating yourself to a once in a lifetime experience, ZSL London Zoo Lodges are the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. 

Add a bottle of prosecco to your stay when you book or give us a call on 0344 225 1826 to add something special to your stay. 

 

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2021 Dates and Prices

ZSL London Zoo Lodges are open on select dates year-round.

Check availability >


Price 

Lodge for 2 people from £192.50 per person per night (based on twin share), with each additional child place £65 each

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

TripAdvisor

 

Lookout Lodge

Fancy escaping to the countryside instead? Lookout Lodge is an amazing overnight experience at our sister site, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

FIND OUT MORE

 

Gir Lion Lodges

Any questions?

Please see our frequently asked questions or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org

Inspired by the welcoming charm of hotels in the lion's native Gujarati home in India, our beautifully decorated lodges have a traditional feel and are each themed to a different animal found in the Gir forest.

Our nine cosy ZSL London Zoo Lodge cabins have either double or twin beds and an en-suite bathroom.

Each lodge has a private veranda so that you can sip your bedtime tea or hot chocolate whilst listening to the sounds of the Zoo at night. 

Key facts

  • Located in Land of the Lions at ZSL London Zoo 
  • Double or twin beds (sofa bed for children on family nights)
  • Private veranda
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Free Wi-Fi can be accessed within all nine lodges
  • Lodge from £192.50 per person (based on twin share) with each additional child place £65 each

We run both Adult only and Family nights.

On adult nights each lodge can accommodate a mximum of two adults.

On family nights each lodge can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children (or one adult and three children). Children must be between the ages of 5-13 years old. 

Please note that our accessible lodge can only accommodate a maximum of two adults and one child. 


In-room amenities

  • Comfy beds with soft linen and pillows
  • Sofa bed with linens (for children on family nights)
  • Kettle with selection of hot drinks
  • En-suite bathroom with toilet, basin and shower
  • Towels
  • Toiletries and other additional items available upon request


Lodges


Five double lodges are available: Langur lodge, Flamingo lodge, Oriole lodge, Parakeet lodge and Peacock lodge

Gir Lion Lodge Double Room Interior

Four twin lodges are available: Leopard lodge, Chital lodge, Sunbird lodge and Kingfisher lodge

Gir Lion Lodge Twin Room interior

 

One accessible lodge is available for guests with disabilities: Leopard lodge

This lodge is a DDA approved fully-accessible lodge and features a walk-in shower and more spacious bathroom facilities. A hoist is also available upon request.

Please note that the lodge does not have a full size sofa bed so can only accommodate a maximum of two adults and one child. 

If you would like to book the accessible lodge please discuss with us when you book. 

Guide dogs are also welcome to stay with notice. Please let us know if you have a guide dog that you are planning on bringing along on your experience by emailing experienceenquiries@zsl.org
 

Gir Lion Lodge Accessible Lodge Interior

 

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2021 Dates and Prices

Dates 

ZSL London Zoo Lodges are open on select dates year-round

Check availability >


Price 

Lodge for 2 people from £192.50 per person per night (based on twin share), with each additional child place £65 each

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

TripAdvisor

 

Lookout Lodge

Fancy escaping to the countryside instead? Lookout Lodge is an amazing overnight experience at our sister site, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

FIND OUT MORE

 

Gir Lion Lodges

Any questions?

Please see our frequently asked questions or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org

Enjoy a delicious evening meal and tasty breakfast at the ZSL London Zoo Lodges

Your stay at the London Zoo Lodges includes a complimentary drink, delicious dinner and breakfast.

 

Dinner & Breakfast

Following your sunset tour you will make your way back to your lodge for a delicious dinner on your vernada, whilst enjoy the beautiful surroundings. In the morning, enjoy your breakfast at your lodge, listening to the sounds of the animals waking up.

Our meals offer a selection of dishes which are sustainable, seasonal and sourced as locally as possible. 

 

View our menus here: 

PDF icon ZSL London Zoo Lodges - Menus.pdf (364.73 KB) (361.26 KB)

 

To ensure our chef has everything ready for your visit, you will receive a pre-visit email at least 2 weeks before your stay that will include a dinner form. When you receive this, please take a look at the dinner menu and let us know your preferences. You can also include any special dietary requirements that you may have so we can get these prepared for you. We can cater for vegetarians, vegans, Halal and a variety of allergies.

*Menus provided are subject to change