Opening times

Paying visitors need to pre-book their tickets in advance. Paid tickets grant visits any time after the time shown on your ticket, with last entry times below. Find out more here.

Members, Patrons and Fellows do not need to pre-book on any day at the moment and can visit during opening hours at their convenience.

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

Dates Opening Last entry Closing
27 March - 4 September 2022* 10:00 17:00* 18:00*
5 September - 30 October 2022 10:00 16:00 17:00
31 October 2022 - 10 February 2023 10:00 15:00 16:00
11 February 2023 - 25 March 2023 10:00 16:00 17:00
  • Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time
  • Some animal exhibits may close up to 30 minutes before closing time
  • *Last entry/Closing time on selected dates may be affected by special events. Current plans are for 30/06, 01/07, 07/07, 08/07, 14/07, 15/07, 21/07 & 22/07 to close at 5pm instead of 6pm.
  • 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.

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On-site facilities opening hours

Eateries and cafes

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. 

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
  • 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. No adult scooters are allowed on site.
  • Heelys roller shoes must not be used as skates, but may be worn as shoes
  • View full terms of entry here. 
A meerkat at ZSL London Zoo

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