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During our 2 night stay last month, we visited the wonderful London Zoo on our final day – Bank Holiday Monday. The sun was shining and we were excited to have a more peaceful day after two days of hustle and bustle in the city centre checking out the sights. Having been to London Zoo about 10 years ago pre children, I was looking forward to seeing what changes and developments have been made.
London Zoo is situated in Regents Park, and is walking distance from Camden Town tube station and a short bus or taxi ride from Baker Street Station. The nearest mainline station is Euston. As we had driven from Birmingham, we were in our car. We had driven from Tower Bridge which took about 30 minutes and parked in the Zoo car park opposite Regents park. It is £15 for the whole day, so consider this into your pricing unless you of course are getting there via another mode of transport. It’s also near to many more attractions, including Madame Tussuads – check out Birds and Lillies review here.
We arrived far too early – I know with three children how were we so organised! So we decided to go for breakfast in Regents park at the cafe. London Zoo opens at 10am but people were queuing to get in about 15 minutes prior to that time. If you fear queues, trust me this one moved quick!
We honestly had a wonderful day. You wouldn’t believe you were in central London. Yes its a busy attraction. But it doesn’t feel so hustle bustle as others and Regents park is such a picturesque location for such a great zoo. Our favourite part of London Zoo was the Land of the Lions. It’s a really fun themed way to get to see the Lions and we loved the theming! What’s even more exciting is that London Zoo offer the chance for you to sleep over in one of their Lion lodges! A pretty exclusive treat I say!
We loved the spaciousness of London Zoo and the staff went above and beyond to allow you to learn more about the beautiful animals they have there. Not only is ZSL a London attraction, but it is a charity that works so hard to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Its clean, the animals look so well cared for and its such a great location! We will definitely be returning!
*This is a collaborative post. We were gifted a family ticket to London Zoo in exchange for this blog post. All words and opinions are my own *
Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
I really wanted a concrete place to share my thoughts, ideas and my ups and downs on family life, sharing our family adventures and love for fashion. I’d love for it to be a community of support and advice for others too.
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