London Zoo

Do you love animals?
Do you love special popped up events?
Then you’ll love London Zoo as be it for a days outing to see the animals or to attend one of their special events in the evening.

London Zoo is is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London back on 27 April 1828 and originally was a place for scientific studies. In 1847 it opened to the public as a zoo for people to learn and admire a collection of over 673 species of animals, with 19,289 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom.

The zoo is open everyday of the year except Christmas day.

DatesOpeningLast entryClosing
31 March 2019 – 1 September 2019*10:0017:0018:00
2 September 2019 – 26 October 201910:0016:0017.00
27 October 2019 – 14 February 202010:0015:0016:00

* Please note, the Zoo will close at 17:00 on Wednesday 15 May for our Safari in the City gala. It will also close at 17:00 for Zoo Nights on the following dates: Friday 7 June, Friday 14 June, Friday 21 June, Friday 28 June, Friday 5 July, Friday 12 July, Friday 19 July, and Friday 26 July 2019. 

Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time
Some animal exhibits may close up to 30 minutes before closing time

Throughout the year they hold many different events.

I and others have had the pleasure of attending some on a press / blogger related opportunity.

Christmas Light Trial

On select dates between Thursday 22 November and Monday 1 January visitors can journey through the Zoo on a festive Christmas light trail, experiencing the landmark in a different light at night.  Guests will get to enjoy series of illuminated animal sculptures, light tunnels and Christmas surprises.

  • Enjoy fountains at the historic Lubetkin penguin pool
  • Hear the mesmerising sounds of the 30 metre tall Singing Treesand
  • Wander under an unforgettable canopy of over 100,000 gently glistening lights
  • Marvel at glittering flying flamingos and towering giraffe sculptures
  • Seek out a giant glowing lion

Head Whilst adventuring through why not enjoy a warming glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate, from the Zoo’s Christmas village for traditional treats including toasted marshmallows and roasted chestnuts.

Zoo Nights

Zoo Nights are held during Summer on Friday nights. Where visitors will be able to put their putting skills to the test at the Plonk crazy golf 9-hole course! which feature crazy loops, balancing beams and radical ramps taking golfers on a animal kingdom journey.

You’ll also be able to have a guided tour called You’ll Never See a Moon-walking Emu,where you can discover the strangest animal facts you never thought you needed to know, and will certainly never forget. Or, back by popular demand, find out what animals really get up to after dark in our Birds and the Bees tour, where their expert guides will help you unravel the mysteries of sex in the animal kingdom.

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Thanks to London Zoo for letting me and some other members of the community of Love Pop Ups London come down on this magical journey.  Read our blogs / reviews from the comments section below.

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