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Celebrate 190 Years of ZSL London Zoo

The ZSL London Zoo officially opened on 27 April 1828, making it the oldest scientific zoo in the world. According to its own Daily Occurrences, a notable visitor on the first day of its unveiling was Prime Minister Duke of Wellington as well as eighty-five others. Today, ZSL London Zoo has more than a million visitors every year and is one of London's most cherished attractions.

Join them in celebrating their 190 years of existence by booking one of the five outstanding event spaces they offer.

1. The Terrace

The Terrace offers a fun and modern interior with a generous bar. With plenty of space both inside and outside this venue can hold up to 800 guests. This venue is perfect for summer parties where guests can enjoy the warmer weather and the in-built dancefloor while taking advantage of the delicious food and drink.

summer parties

2. The Prince Albert Suite

Decorated with contemporary comforts and neutral colours, this suite delivers the perfect blank canvas to transform the space into anything for any type of event. It also features its own fixed bar and an astonishing rooftop terrace that overlooks the Penguin Beach. This venue can be perfect for anything from conferences and boardroom meetings to birthday parties and wedding receptions.

The Prince Albert Suite

3. Unique Animal Houses

ZSL London Zoo offers the exceptional opportunity to host events in some of their unique animal houses. The different venues including; the Aquarium, Komodo Dragon House, Penguin Beach, the Land of Tigers and more, provide the perfect backdrop to really WOW guests.

Unique Animal Houses

4. Huxley Theatre and Barlett Suite

These adjoining function spaces can be booked separately or as one space and are both perfect for educational presentations or corporate meetings. The Huxley Theatre features a traditional lecture-style fixed tiered seating, while the Barlett Suite is a bit more versatile and can transform into additional seating for the theatre, a boardroom, or a breakout area.

Huxley Theatre and Barlett Suite

5. Mappin Pavilion

This beautiful building offers the most stunning views of everything from Regents Park and the Tiger Territory to the great Australian Outback enclosure full of kangaroos, wallabies, and emus. The floor to ceiling windows and warm neutral decor creates the ideal setting for lovely wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Mappin Pavilion

ZSL London Zoo is a venue like no other, and by booking your event here, you will be contributing to ZSL, a charity that supports the global conservation of animals and their habitats.

Book a venue today for an unforgettable experience.


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