London Zoo was opened in 1828 and is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was originally intended to be used solely for scientific study but was eventually opened to the public in 1847. Today it houses a collection of 755 species of animal, with 16,802 individuals making it one of the largest collections in the UK.
How to get to London Zoo by train
From Camden Town exit the station and walk along Parkway for about 5 minutes until you reach Prince Albert Road. Turn right into Prince Albert Road and continue for about 5 minutes until you reach the traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing. Cross here and walk over the Regent's Canal footbridge and turn right where you will find the entrance to the Zoo 200m further along the road. From Regent's Park exit the station and turn right and cross the Marylebone Road and turn left into Park Square East. Continue until you reach the entrance to Regent's Park on the corner of the outer circle. Walk through the park heading north until you reach the outer circle again. Turn left and the entrance to the zoo is 200m on the left.
London Zoo Address: Regent's Park, Outer Circle, London, NW1 4RY