How to get to ZSL London Zoo without public transport

Plan your journey to ZSL London Zoo with our suggested routes and useful travel information.

Please check your local government guidance and observe any tier restrictions that apply to you, on your journey.

By car

ZSL London Zoo’s car park is outside the congestion charging zone on Outer Circle, Regent’s Park. Sat nav: NW1 4SX. Cars and motorbikes are charged at £14.50 for visitors to the Zoo. For more details please see full parking information.

Please note that a small area of Prince Albert road will be closed off from 19-30 October. Diversions will be in place and the Outer Circle will not be affected.

A disabled parking bay is available in front of the Zoo entrance, with other dedicated spaces on the main road (up to four hours) and in the main car park. Follow our dedicated Twitter channel at @VisitLondonZoo for up-to-the-minute updates about our on-site parking availability.

Alternative parking may be found:

  • On the road just outside the zoo (Outer Circle). This is via parking meters, 4hr maximum stay Mon-Sat: Find out more. Disabled badge holders and motorcyclists park free of charge, but are subject to the same 4 hour maximum stay.
  • At other local car parks, including NCP Regent's Park, NCP Harley Street, NCP Maida Vale, Q-Park St John's Wood, Secure Park Baker Street. 
  • Via parking apps, including appyparking, parkbee, justpark, ringgo, parkopedia

By bike

Cycling to the Zoo is easy. We have a public bike shed in the car park opposite the main Zoo entrance.

We also have two TfL Santander Cycle Hire docking stations – one in the small car park opposite the main Zoo entrance and another in the Zoo's main car park.
You could also consider one of the dockless cycle hire schemes in London, for example Mobike, Lime or Jump. 

ZSL takes no responsibility for any damage or theft of any cycles left in our cycle stands. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that cycles are secured before leaving them. Please do not chain bikes to Royal Parks railings. If using a dockless bike, please leave it responsibly positioned, ensuring it doesn’t block pathways or entrances.


London Zoo is easily accessible on foot from many parts of London – we’re less than a mile from Camden, Kentish Town, Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill, Belsize Park, St Johns Wood, Marylebone, Regent’s Park Estate, Euston, Lisson Grove and Swiss Cottage.

Many routes are mainly traffic free too.
From the south you can arrive via a walk through Regent’s Park including Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens and the Broadwalk.
Or visit us via Regent’s Canal from Camden Market to the east or Little Venice to the west.
Primrose Hill park to the north also offers panoramic views over the zoo before arriving at our gates.

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ZSL has no affiliation to any of the car parks, hire services or other transport providers mentioned. All details are for information only and are used at visitors’ own risk.


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ZSL London Zoo

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Tel: 020 7722 3333
Fax: 020 7586 5743