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London Zoo Lodges – what to expect


ZSL London Zoo is so big that it may take four to five hours to explore every nook and cranny of the park. 

By the end of the day, you get exhausted and lose the energy to travel back home. 

So instead of going back home, why not stay at London Zoo lodges for a night and escape the noisy, bustling city?

ZSL London Zoo lodges let you immerse in the serenity of nature and wildlife by taking a nap in the lap of mother nature. 

Before you visit the wildlife attraction, read up everything about London Zoo tickets.

How do ZSL London Zoo lodges look like

The ZSL London Zoo lodges are situated in the heart of the Zoo, in the Lands of Lions exhibit. 

The lodges are wooden-fenced and surrounded by lush green vegetation, so you’ll breathe fresh air every time you peek out of your window. 

The design of the lodges is inspired by the Asiatic lions’ native home- Gir Forest. 

The lion-themed hotel rooms make you feel closer to the wildlife throughout your stay.

Room in London Zoo Lodge

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The lodges have animal murals of those found in Gir forest, after which they’re named. For instance, you can find murals of Kingfishers, Leopards, and many other animals.

All the nine lodges at the Zoo are cozy and comfortable, with either double or twin beds and an en-suite bathroom, prices of which vary. 

The lodges are luxuriously equipped with all services and facilities like food, beverages, clean toiletries, a communal library of books, puzzles, games, and many more.

Each lodge has a private veranda giving you the personal space and solace to relish bedtime or morning tea amidst the screeching sound of monkeys and the roar of lions.

Prices from London Zoo lodges start from £192.50 per person based on twin share & £65 per additional child. 

Don’t want to spend so much? Opt for London Zoo’s skip the line tickets.

Where are London Zoo lodges located?

The ZSL London Zoo Lodges are deep inside the Land of the Lions exhibit of the wildlife attraction.

If you have booked a London Zoo Lodges ticket, you must use the East Service Gate entrance.

Where is the London Zoo Lodge
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What’s included in a stay at London Zoo lodges?

  • Complimentary drink upon arrival
  • Two exclusive after-hours tours of the Zoo at sunset and after-dark
  • One exclusive tour in the morning after breakfast, including a meet and greet with a keeper 
  • Overnight stay in a private lodge – double or twin bed, en-suite, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities 
  • A delicious two course dinner and buffet breakfast
  • Free entry into ZSL London Zoo for two days on either side of your night’s stay. You are also welcome to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on your second day
  • Free car parking (This is valid upon showing ticket confirmation at the car park entrance)

Why should you book a stay at London Zoo lodges?

As said before, the ZSL London Zoo lodges offer luxurious accommodation at a justified price. 

We have many reasons why you should book a stay at ZSL London Zoo for your upcoming visit.

Private tour

The package offers you three private visits to the London zoo, two at night (after the crowd disperses) and one in the morning (before visitors’ arrival).

This means you can make your trip at your pace and comfort away from the crowd. 

Friendly staff and hosts

The private tours are guided by enthusiastic and entertaining zookeepers who share a lot of fascinating facts along the way. 

The best part is you may get a chance to feed some animals at the Zoo and trust us, children love this the most.  

Top-notch services and facilities

Every lodge at the Zoo has a style and character of its own.

The lodges provide access to private verandas and have clean toilets, in-house coffee-making machines, kettles, comfy sofas, and hair dryers.

Delicious food and drinks

No trip or stay is complete without food and drinks. 

The ZSL London Zoo provides some mouthwatering snacks and beverages that you and your kids will love. 

The Zoo offers vegetarian and vegan options with a wide variety of food items to pick from- you can dig into a healthy potato and spinach gnocchi or your all-time favorite penne pasta. 

In drinks, you can choose wine, beer, and even shakes. 

Accessible for guests with disabilities

Accessibility is the key to defining the usability and worth of any hotel or lodge. 

The ZSL London Zoo will not disappoint you here, too. 

Leopard lodge is accessible for wheelchair users and has an adapted shower and more spacious bathroom facilities.

This lodge has two zip-lock twin beds (which can be converted to a double) to accommodate a maximum of 2 adults (or 1 adult and 1 child) and 1 additional child due to the size of the sofa bed.

Value for money

The services and ambiance offered at the ZSL London Zoo lodges suit the prices charged for a stay. 

There are double rooms (for two adults sharing a common lodge), single occupancy rooms, family rooms (two adults and two kids), and lodges for guests with a disability.

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