London, a city associated with the stiff upper lip and all things prim and proper, a city that is known for sophistication, culture, elegance and savoir-fare. But London has an equally wild side. Pubs and discotheques, quirky markets with curio stores and art galleries, open-air rock concerts in the city’s famous parks… but the wildest time in the city can be experienced in in one famous locale. London Zoo…with all the wild animals, it’s quite literal too! Jokes aside, the ZSL London Zoo, the oldest zoological park in the world is actually an amazing tourist spot. With Christmas around the corner, there is a wonderful event in store called ‘Meet Santa at the Zoo’. A double treat for children is to enjoy the wild beasts and birds as well as the Christmas activities. There is a special ‘meet and greet’ with good old Santa Claus with the zoo’s real reign deer joining in the fun. Another reason why most tourists often stop by at this park is because of its prime location. Most of the great budget friendly places to stay at are hotels near London Zoo. A popular hotel with great facilities and a decent price is the Comfort Inn King’s Cross. It is located very close to the zoo as well as the Camden market, which a famous London shopping spot with everything from clothing to crafts to restaurants and stalls. The hotel is located in a quaint and peaceful street, which is a great place to unwind for holiday makers and business traveller’s alike.
What to do in hotels near London Zoo?
To begin with, hotels near London Zoo are close to the world famous Regents Park. In fact the zoo is also housed in its grounds and that is why locals often refer to it as Regent’s Zoo. The 395 acre park includes Queen Mary’s Gardens, William Andrews Nestfield’s Avenue Gardens, sports facilities, open air theatre, Primrose Hill, with UK’s largest water fowl collection of a 100 species of wild birds and of course the famous London Zoo. Walks are very popular in London. Especially in the areas near Regent’s Park as there are so many interesting spots to see, just a few minutes from each other. The area also has a profound impact on the intellectual life of England with the presence of The British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, the University of London, and the British Library among others.
Eclectic shopping at Camden market
CamdenTown with its bustling Canal and Camden market, waterside hang outs at Camden Lock, street food stalls is a wonderful slice of London life. This is shopper’s paradise where commoners and celebrities alike look out for some good bargains. Holborn, popular with youngsters who enjoy nightlife is right next door. If you are looking to party, the area has plenty of great restaurants, pubs and bars. It also hosts one of London’s craziest tours, the Holborn Haunted Walk. Many brave tourists and thrill seekers can be found enjoying this little tour.
In fact one can travel anywhere from hotels near London Zoo due to proximity with King’s Cross Station or from other nearby stations like St. Pancras and Euston station, as well as Eurostar London.