Use our helpful checklist to make sure you are fully prepared for your school visit to ZSL London Zoo. We would also request that each school read and follow our behaviour guidelines to ensure a fun and pleasant trip.
Use this PowerPoint presentation to help you prepare your class for their visit to ZSL London Zoo.
Map and visitor information
A map of the Zoo and helpful information for planning your school visit.
Getting to the Zoo
Please see our complete guide on finding your way to the Zoo by public transport. Whether you're coming by tube, bus, car or even waterbus this page has all the information you need.
Coach parking at the Zoo
Parking in the coach park at ZSL London Zoo is free of charge for minibuses and coaches of schools visiting the Zoo, during term time only. The Zoo's Gloucester Slips Car Park is situated on the Outer Circle of Regent's Park, NW1 4RY.
Please note: From 27 September to 22 October 2017, ZSL London Zoo’s car park will be reduced in size while essential Thames Water works and the annual Frieze Art Fair take place. This means unfortunately there will be no drop off or parking facilities for coaches during this period. The nearest TfL bus stop is on Prince Albert Road near the bridge over Regent’s Canal, a short walk from our entrance (approximately the same distance as from our car park).
From 23 October 2017 we hope to reinstate a coach drop off zone, although parking will remain unavailable. ZSL is exploring alternative parking options as we know coaches are important for our schools and groups visitors. In the meantime, the latest coach parking information is available from Transport for London at https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/coach-drivers/.
Did you know that ZSL London Zoo is easily accessible by public transport?
Camden Town underground station is only a short walk away, with Regent’s Park tube also within walking distance (c.20mins through the park).
Alternatively, buses C2 (from Victoria via Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street) and 274 (via Marble Arch/Baker Street) stop near the zoo regularly.
Find out the closest tube station and bus stops here or plan your journey at https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
We have a great range of activity sheets and resources to help pupils to make the most of their time in the Zoo. These sheets are designed to encourage observation and discussion and the full range can be downloaded from our online resources.
Please support ZSL’s sustainability aims and print all resources double-sided and fold them in half to make a booklet.
Like all zoos and wildlife parks, we have to operate under the Zoo Licensing Act. We are subject to an annual inspection by enforcing officers, who look at the way we take care of our animals and the safety of visitors and staff.
If you have booked an education session for your group, please download the relevant pre-visit information for this session. This will enable you to prepare your class appropriately.
Book a free 30 minute slot in our schools lunchroom. Time slots are for any age group visiting the Zoo and are free but must be booked in advance for the best chance of availability. Don’t worry if you forget, on the day of your visit you can enquire with our Schools Supervisor at the Main Entrance to see if any free slots are available.
Have your students take home a special ZSL souvenir as a reminder of their time at ZSL London Zoo. Save time and hassle by ordering souvenirs ahead of time to be picked up in bulk during your visit at the main gift shop. Or have your order sent directly to your school. See our selection of souvenirs, terms and conditions, and order page for more details.