London Zoo

The Zoological gardens, laid out in Regents Park, were created in 1828 by Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore and Sir Humphrey Davy, inventor of the miner's safety-lamp.
The transfer of animals from the tower of London and Windsor, saw the gradual increase in numbers of animals, by 1840 many exotic animals were on display.

In 1843 the Zoo opened the worlds first reptile house, followed a year later by the worlds first aquarium.

Today the Zoo is threatened with closure due to lack of funds.

Nearest Tube Station - Regents Park (with a walk through the middle of the park) or a short bus journey