Britain’s Best Getaways: A ‘wild’ getaway at London Zoo

Visit one of the most popular wildlife hotspots in Britain, the London Zoo.

Also known as ‘Regent’s Zoo’, the London Zoo opened its doors for the public in 1847 and has been entertaining visitors ever since. The Zoo is the oldest scientific Zoo in the world and though it is located in the city of London, it houses over 800 incredible species from around the world including lions and tigers, penguins, giraffes, camels, monkeys as well as lots of beautiful sea animals.

The zoo is divided up into many different areas, and there are daily events, feeds and demonstrations you can look at or take part in. For more on that, click here.


You could visit the mighty Gorilla Kingdom, be fascinated by the Butterfly Paradise and witness the beautiful sea animals in the aquarium. Or you could say ‘hi’ to some of the Zoo’s newest inhabitants. It’s a guaranteed fun day out for all ages with lots to do, plenty to see and so much to learn. 

The Zoo, as part of the Zoological Society of London, also does some very interesting and important conservation work to protect endangered species and to educate people about these issues. To support this important work, and to find out more, click here.

London Zoo is located at the Northern part of Regent’s Park. To get there, it’s just a 10 minute walk through the park from Regent’s Park tube station on the Bakerloo line or a shorter walk from Camden Town tube station on the Northern Line.

Ticket prices vary so check their tickets page for more information. Currently, tickets are £15.90 for kids and £21.81. Group and family tickets are available, and under 3s get in for free!

For more information on the Zoo, go to their website:

St. Ermins is located at the very heart of central London; in fact, it’s only a bus ride from the hotel to London Zoo! Besides London Zoo, St Ermins is also walking distance from the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St James Park and different tube stations that will take you almost anywhere you want… After a long day seeing London’s attractions, St Ermin’s grand and sophisticated lobby will welcome you back. You could spend the evening in, enjoying the comfort of your room in a fluffy white robe, or enjoy some much needed tranquility in the antique book-lined library.

Book your stay at St. Ermins to guarantee yourself a comfortable stay only a short distance from the London Zoo and many other famous hotspots in London.

Meerkat and vulture image by Paul Hudson, Lemur image by Pelican Monkey and Bird demo image by S Pakhrin