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"London Zoo" London Zoo - Zoological Society of London Tip by gordonilla

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A friend and I went to London Zoo in late December; and I have to say that we were both a little disappointed. It did not seem to be as good an experience as we had hoped for it to be! It was quite expensive, but I did my good deed and agreed to pay the tax on my donation to the ZSL London Zoo.

The Zoo was opened in 1828 and it was the world's first scientific zoo; it was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles who also founded Singapore. The Zoo has 13 listed buildings which all have architectural or historic importance - one of the more famous is the world-renowned Lubetkin Penguin Pool which was listed as Grade 1 by English Heritage.

The Zoo is part of a European Community of Zoos - they have established a network of breeding programmes for each threatened species - this is called European Endangered Species Programmes (EEPs).

Address: Regents Park, NW1
Directions: Baker Street, Camden Town or Regents Park tubes, then a longish walk from each. Walking through Regents Park does make it slightly more pleasant even during the winter months.
Phone: 00 44 (0)20 7722 3333

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 28, 2007
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