Opening times

ZSL London Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day

Dates Opening Last entry Closing
From 29 October 2017 10:00 15:00 16:00


ZSL London Zoo Fire

We are all naturally devastated by the fire at the Zoo, but are immensely grateful to the fire brigade who reacted quickly to the situation to bring the fire under control. You can read more here.

Please contact our Supporter Services team for refunds on tickets booked for Saturday 23rd Dec (Including Meet Santa) on 0344 225 1826 or at

Bag checks in progress

We always want to make sure that ZSL London Zoo is a safe and secure place to visit. In line with increased security measures being implemented across the UK, we will be carrying out bag checks at the Zoo entrance. We would also recommend, wherever possible, you leave large bags at home. 


Book tickets to the Zoo

  • Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time
  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult
  • Some animal exhibits may close up to 30 minutes before closing time
  • For your security, bag checks will be carried out as you enter the Zoo. Please have your bags ready for checking. Thank you for your co-operation.

Terms of entry

  • Permission must be obtained for all filming and photography for commercial purposes
  • Children under 16 will not be admitted without an adult
  • No dogs are allowed on the ZSL London Zoo premises
  • Bicycles are not allowed on Zoo premises
  • Rollerskates, rollerblades, skateboards are not allowed on Zoo premises. Children's scooters are permitted as long as they are supervised by an adult.
  • Heelys roller shoes must not be used as skates, but may be worn as shoes



Book tickets online

Great savings when you book zoo tickets online in advance

Visitor information

With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL London Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages.

Our Visitor Information page has all the information you need to plan your day.