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Quingo Scooters Accessible Attractions: ZSL London Zoo

Quingo Scooters are back with another Accessible Attraction for you and your family to enjoy! We’re in the capital this week discovering what more London can offer us.

If you’re an animal lover, this attraction is perfect for you! Set in the heart of London the ZSL London Zoo is perfect for a fun-packed day out with family or friends.

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Welcome to the wild

Within Regent’s Park sits a bustling zoo filled with animals and nature from all over the world. Set between heritage-listed buildings and beautiful gardens, the zoo boasts over 800 incredible animal species to discover. Visitors have the privilege of enjoying interactive experiences, displays, feeding times and talks all at no extra cost!

The newest edition to the ZSL London Zoo is the Land of Lions exhibit, three walkways cover the 2,500sqm exhibit, meaning you can get closer than ever to these mighty creatures. For the first time, big cat lovers can be immersed into an interactive activity, in order to help the veterinary team as they come to the rescue.

Some of the most popular animals, adored by many, are meerkats. They live in families, stand guard and babysit. Travel to southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert from the centre of London to learn about these adorable creatures.

Observe the monkeys in their natural habitat at the Bolivian inspired exhibit, it holds no boundaries between the animals and visitors. Getting up close and personal to your favourite animals has never been easier, so you can enjoy monkeying around…

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Meet your favourite animals!

At the ZSL London Zoo, visitors have the chance to meet their favourite animals. An unforgettable experience to cosy up to some of the world’s most incredible animals. Meet and greet is available with many of the animals, such as:

  • Penguins
  • Giraffes
  • Kangaroos
  • Meerkats
  • Rainforest creatures

There’s even more to do at the London Zoo, daily events occur frequently – whether that be a talk or a feed there’s sure to be something to do! Demonstrations occur throughout the day, such as:

  • Early Birds
  • Penguin Beach Live
  • Tigers Live
  • Lunch with the Otters
  • Going Underground
  • Giraffe High Tea
  • And many more!

Ticket prices and opening times

For visits up to 29 October 2017 prices (at the gate) are: £29.75 for adults, £22 for children (3-15 years), free for children under 3 and £26.80 for concessions; all include a voluntary 10% donation. Online ticket prices vary, as of 30 October 2017 the prices will be changing. We advise to check online before visiting the zoo. For more information visit the Ticket Prices page.

ZSL London Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. From 1 April 2017, the zoo is open from 10am, last entry at 5pm and closes at 6pm. From 4 September, the zoo will be open from 10am, last entry at 4.30pm and closes at 5.30pm. from the 21 October 2017, the zoo is open from 10am, last entry at 4pm and closes at 5pm. From the 30 October 2017, the zoo will be open from 10am, last entry at 3pm and closes at 4pm. For more information visit the Opening Times page.


The zoo is more than 170 years old and contains many old buildings, 12 of the buildings are listed. The majority of the zoo is accessible for scooter users, lift access is available in the Tiger Territory for people wishing to access the higher viewing platform. The aquarium has scooter friendly access via an entrance to the left of the main doorway. The Lubetkin penguin pool has limited access however, there are plenty of areas to still watch and enjoy the animals.

The zoo paths are generally tarmac with level or ramped access to most of the buildings. The slopes leading to the two tunnels in the zoo are rather steep.

Accessible toilets are located throughout the zoo site; toilets for men and women are located opposite BUGS and in the Children’s Zoo. Men’s only toilets are located by the aquarium, women’s only toilets are located near the African Aviary and zoo entrance.

There are six disabled parking bays near the zoo entrance, five are in the small car park opposite the entrance and one bay is immediately in front of the entrance. There is pay and display parking on the Outer Circle and in the zoo car park. For more information visit the Accessibility page of the website.

Getting to the zoo

Visitors travelling to the zoo by tube can use Camden Town and Regent’s Park stations, within walking distance of the zoo. Baker Street station can also be used as well as a short bus ride. Regent’s Park station is 20 minutes away from the zoo, Camden Town 15 minutes and Baker Street is 30 minutes away or a short bus ride.

Camden Town has Northern Line connections, Regent’s Park has Bakerloo Line connections and Baker Street has Jubilee, Bakerloo and Metropolitan Line connections.

By bus, the 274 service runs from Marble Arch and Baker Street to Ormonde Terrace. The C2 route should be picked up from Victoria station, Oxford Circus or Great Portland Street to Gloucester Gate. For more information on tube or bus services, visit the Transport for London website.

Visitors travelling by car should first follow directions for the centre of the city, before following directions for Regent’s Park.

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