I’m overly-familiar with my inner child so I love the zoo. Going to one of ZSL’s Zoo Lates has been on my must-do list for a couple of summers so I was very happy to tick it off last night.
Obviously, admission to the Zoo Lates involves seeing some animals but it also includes cabaret, comedy, silent disco, live music, a food festival, and a ‘transformation station’. Childish attire (face-paint and animal costumes) is encouraged but the events are strictly over-18s as a considerable amount of alcohol is consumed by all!
It was such a fun evening and actually exceeded my expectations; we’ll be going back next year for sure and I’d definitely recommend it but you must book in advance as Zoo Lates only take place on Friday evenings in June/July and tickets always sell out!
Afterwards I met some friends in a pub in Camden where I caught the latter-half of the Olympic opening ceremony: wasn’t it spectacular?! I knew Danny Boyle wouldn’t let us down, hooray for Mancunians! I’ll be catching up on the parts I missed later today – whatever you have planned, enjoy your weekend :)ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY (nearest tube Camden Town).
(N.B.: I know some find zoos controversial. I agree that animals should be able to live in the wild but often the zoo is the safest place for them to be, sad as that fact is, and ZSL does a lot of fantastic conservation work which I fully support.)