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Regents Park

Regents Park is one of London’s most beautiful open spaces. Situated in the north-western part of central London, the 166 hectare (410 acre) park is one of the Royal Parks of London and is  a mixture of open parkland, beautifully designed gardens, a lake, a boating area, sports pitches, and children’s playgrounds.

The south, east and most of the west side of the park are lined with elegant white stucco terraces of houses designed by John Nash. Running through the northern end of the park is the Regent’s Canal.  And at the north end of the park is London Zoo.

Regents Park is fun place to go boating.

 

 

London Zoo

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London Zoo is a great place to spend a day in London. Located at the north end of Regents  Park, the 35 acre site has over 750 different species of animals.

Founded in 1828, London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo in the world. One of the most popular attraction is the Monkeys walkthrough. The enclosure houses a breeding group of black-capped squirrel monkeys in a habitat designed to recreate the Bolivian rainforests. Well as close as is possible in the centre of London!

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Getting up close and personal with the giraffes.

TIP:  London Zoo is very popular and its queues can be very long. The fastest way to get into the Zoo is by buying your ticket in advance.

Location: Regents Park (North Side)  London NW14RY
London Zoo Opening Times:
London Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day
From 6th March until 16th July 10.00 – 17.30
From 17th July until 5th Sept     10.00 -18.00
From 6th Sept until 30th Oct     10.00 – 17.30

Last admission is one hour before closing time

Nearest Underground Tube Station: Chalk Farm (Northern Line)