London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom and one of the most populous city within city limits in the European Union. With five international airports and a large port London is an international transport hub. London also has Europe's largest underground railway system. London is home to a range of renowned universities, colleges and schools. It is also one of the major center of research and development. Literature is very rich in London and it has been the master plot for many works of literature. Two writers Charles Dickens and Samuel Pepys are closely associated with the city. London offers a great variety of cuisine as a result of its ethnically diverse population. London is home to major studios like studios at Pinewood, Shepperton, Elstree and Leavesden, as well as an important special effects and post-production community. In other words London has played a significant role in the film industry.
London Zoo was opened in London in 1828. It is the world's oldest scientific zoo. London Zoo was originally destined to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was in the year 1847 that it was eventually made open to the public. Presently the London Zoo has a rich collection of more than 651 species of animals. London Zoo is managed and supervised under the the protection of the Zoological Society of London. Zoological Society of London was established in the year 1826. It was the London zoo first opened the Reptile house in1849, first public Aquarium in 1853, first insect house in1881 and the first children's zoo in the year 1938. The London Zoo has taken many plans, renovation projects to replace the cages with enclosures which recreate animals' natural environments, giving a better lifestyle to the animals, and a more realistic experience to visitors. It was the Duke of Edinburgh who officially opened the new "Gorilla Kingdom" and "Clore Rainforest Lookout" a walkthrough rainforest replacing the small mammals building at Easter 2007 .
At London Zoo nothing separating you from this amazing wild habitat. You can as well you can feel the heat of South America within the tropical biome filled with tropical trees and alive with South American monkeys, birds and invertebrates. London zoo could be the most ideal place for those people who want to spend a night out with a difference. More over you can also spend a sultry summer evening at ZSL London zoo in the company of some of the most fascinating animals on earth.
ZSL London Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
10am - 5.30pm: Mar 5 - Oct 21
10am - 4.30pm: Oct 22 - Oct 28
10am - 4pm: Oct 29 - Feb 2008
Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time.
Directions to ZSL London Zoo:
ZSL London Zoo
London NW1 4RY
Tel: 020 7722 3333
Fax: 020 7586 5743