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HOW TO GET TO LONDON ZOO DIRECTIONS – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

INSIDE: How to get to London Zoo? All you need to know before you go guide. 

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Here’s all the info you’ll need on getting to London Zoo quickly and easily.

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: How to get to London Zoo

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The London Zoo address is Regent’s Park London NW1 4RY UK.

It’s in Regents Park, one of the best Royal Parks in London.

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No.1: How to get to London Zoo By Tube

ZSL London Zoo is within walking distance of Camden Town and Regent’s Park stations, and short bus ride from Baker Street station.

Visitors are advised to check the services to these stations before starting their journey.

For more information visit Transport for London’s service update page.

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From Regent’s Park station to London Zoo (a 20 minute walk):

  • Exit the station and turn right.
  • Cross the Marylebone Road and turn left immediately 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 along the Broad Walk (heading north) until you reach the outer circle again.
  • Turn left onto the outer circle.
  •  ZSL zoo entrance is 200 metres on the left

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From Baker Street Station to London Zoo:

  • Catch the 274 bus from Baker Street to Ormonde Terrace
  • Or if you fancy a 30 minute walk, exit the station on Baker Street.
  • Turn right and walk to the end of Baker street, cross over Park Road and turn left onto the outer circle.
  • Follow this road until you reach the zoo’s main entrance on your right.

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From Camden Town Station (a 15 minute walk):

Camden Town is the nearest tube station to ZSL London Zoo with its Northern Line connection.

  • Exit the station on the right-hand side and walk along Parkway.
  • Continue walking up Parkway for about 6 minutes until you reach Prince Albert Road.
  • Turn right into Prince Albert Road and continue for about five minutes until you reach the traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing.
  • Cross left here and walk over the Regent’s Canal footbridge.
  • Turn right and it’s then 200 metres up the road on the left-hand side

Please note:

  • On Saturdays and at other busy times, Camden Town station operates a one-way system.
  • Access to the Northern line is via a spiral staircase. Buggies must be folded.
  • Please top up your Oyster card to cover your return journey as the ticket hall is very busy.

Please note:

  • On Sundays, Camden Town station is exit-only between 1300 and 1730.
  • Please use nearby Mornington Crescent, Chalk Farm or Kentish Town stations for your return journey.

How to get to London Zoo from London Bridge station

From London Bridge station, walk 2 minutes to the London Bridge underground station. 

Catch the Northern Line Edgware via Bank to Camden town.

Walk 15 minutes to the zoo from here, as above. 

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No.2: How to get to London Zoo By Train

The nearest mainline station is Euston.

  • At Euston Station go to bus stop G and take bus number 253 towards the Narroway/Hackney Central to Camden High Street.
  • At Camden High Street go to Stop T and take bus number 274 towards Victoria Gate and the front entrance.

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No.3: How to get to London Zoo by Bus

274 Bus Route London TFL 

How to get to London Zoo from Victoria Station on the C2 Bus 

  • Pick up the C2 from Victoria station, Oxford Circus or Great Portland Street to Gloucester Gate.
  • The C2 bus starts at Victoria Rail Station and goes along Albany Street alongside Regents Park

Finding any more details on the C2 bus is near on impossible. The safest, quickest bet is to catch the 274 above. 

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No.4: By London Overground train

The nearest London Overground station is Camden Road station.

  • Turn right out of the station and follow Camden Road until you get to Camden Town Tube station.
  • Cross the road and walk along Parkway.
  • Continue walking up Parkway for about 6 minutes until you reach Prince Albert Road.
  • Turn right into Prince Albert Road and continue for about five minutes until you reach the traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing.
  • Cross left here and walk over the Regent’s Canal footbridge.
  • Turn right and the entrance is 200 metres up the road on the left-hand side

No.5: By Bike

The zoo has a bike shed for public use in the car park opposite the main Zoo entrance. 

Please note that ZSL takes no responsibility for any damage or theft of any cycles left in our cycle stands.

There are also two TfL Barclays Cycle Hire scheme docking stations:

  • one in car park opposite the main Zoo entrance. and
  • one in the Zoo’s main Gloucester Slips car park.

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No.6: By Waterbus

  • The London Waterbus Company runs a scheduled service along the Regent’s Canal between Camden Lock or Little Venice and the zoo.
  • For full details call the London Waterbus Company 020 7482 2550.

No.7: How to get to London Zoo By Car

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  • The zoo has extensive parking facilities, and is outside of the congestion charge.
  • Parking requires payment.

Further help with London Zoo Directions?

If you need any further help with getting to London Zoo UK, visit the London Zoo website or call 020 7722 3333.

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