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Hattie Lloyd 20/04/22

Twilight at London Zoo

If you ever go to the zoo and find their only animal is a dog…

…you’ll know it’s a shih tzu.

London’s Zoo, however, has an impressive 15,000+ animals to see, from pygmy hippos to Galapagos tortoises, including endangered species who benefit from the zoo’s conservation programmes. The only problem? Sometimes it can feel like there are 15,000 other visitors, too, and a lot of them can be quite… screamy.

Lucky, then, that they’re opening their doors after hours this summer to let you roam the zoo by twilight.

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At these adults-only evenings, you’ll be able to see all the animals at your own pace (before they get tucked in at 9pm); before sampling botanical cocktails from the pop up bars in the Secret Enchanted Garden; brushing up on biology by dropping into talks and walking tours; snacking on street food; listening to live music (including a harpist by the stunning old art deco penguin pool); strolling round the beautiful animal lanterns dotted round the zoo; and taking part in artistic workshops inspired by the animals.

Time to finally create your abstract, single-stroke masterpiece: Portrait of a Worm.


NOTE: Twilight at the Zoo runs on Thursday & Friday nights from 30th June – 22nd July 2022. You can find out more, and purchase tickets (£21.50 / £17.20 early bird tickets until 5th May) HERE.

Twilight at the Zoo | ZSL Zoo, Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY

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Twilight at London Zoo

ZSL London, Regent’s Park, Regent's Park, North London, NW1 4RY
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