Zoo Nights

Tickets for 2018 dates have now sold out - please check back for information about more Zoo Nights dates early in 2019.


As the sun goes down, the curtain goes up on the most original after-hours event of the summer.​

Zoo Nights is back for 2018 and you’re invited to come and see the Zoo as you’ve never seen it before, serving up a unique mix of wildlife and city life on Friday nights over the summer.

Explore the Zoo after hours from 6pm - 10pm, take a guided Birds and The Bees tour* to discover the weird and wonderful world of sex in the animal kingdom, grab a drink from one of our watering holes, and chill out surrounded by relaxing music, animal lanterns and entertainment.  

And when you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy an array of street food vendors offering exciting flavours and unique dishes from around the globe. This is no ordinary feeding time at the Zoo, and we keep herbivores and carnivores equally happy.


All new for this year

  • Live comedy

  • Wild yoga - find your zen with animal-inspired moves.

  • ZSL Superheroes Trail - super strength, UV vision, limb regeneration and more... discover the awesome and sometimes downright weird super-skills of our wildlife.

Please note, our food vendors are card and mobile payment only. Bars accept cash, card and mobile payments. 

If you are coming along, make sure to download our Zoo Nights planner to make sure you don't miss out on anything! 

Zoo Nights

Book to be a VIP at our Zoo Nights event at ZSL London Zoo! Our VIP Zoo Nights stay includes the following:

  • Entry to ZSL London Zoo from 10am.

  • Free car parking (subject to availability).

  • Welcome drink on check in at your lodge.

  • 1 night’s cosy accommodation for 2 adults in an ensuite twin or double lodge.

  • Food vouchers to use at one of the many food stall available on the evening.

  • Entry to Zoo Nights Event.

  • Full English breakfast.

  • Private morning tour with the chance to help feed some of our animals their breakfast.

  • Spend the following day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo or ZSL London Zoo.

*Tours an additional extra £10

Terms and conditions apply.


Competition time 

Your chance to win a Meet the Animals experience! Simply share a photo of your Zoo Nights adventure tagging @ZSLLondonZoo and #ZSLZooNights on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win a close encounter for you and a friend with our penguins, giraffes, or rainforest animals! We'll announce one winner every week! Find out more

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