This is the best known of London's zoos and sanctuaries and also probably the easiest to visit as it's located in Regent's Park.
There is a wide range of animals and you don't need to feel guilty about seeing animals in captivity because London Zoo is in the the forefront of captive breeding and conservation programmes. This work is undertaken by the Institute of Zoology, the research arm of London Zoo.
Amongst the animals you can see are lions, tigers, bears, hippopotomuses, monkeys, apes, birds of prey, parrots, giraffes, gazelles, reptiles, waterbirds, owls and many many more. There is also a Children's Zoo and Pet Care Centre.
While you are there, be sure to visit one of the latest and most exciting exhibitions, the Web of Life, which demonstrates biodiversity. Inside a specially designed building, they recreate some major habitats and the range of animals found in them.