Firstly, apologies for my absence this week - I've been superbusy and without internet! More posts in the pipeline, I promise. Today my friend James came up to London to visit and we took a trip to ZSL London Zoo, something I've wanted to do ever since I moved here. I've always been a huge zoo lover, and ZSL is absolutely huge - we managed to get round most of the exhibits in the four hours we were there, although there were a few we didn't get to see.
Some of my highlights were: Seeing a tiger climb a pole to grab some chicken, the absolutely adorable monkeys (who had a tendency to, er, lick each other in the 'rear area', seemingly), the Rainforest and 'Meet The Monkeys' areas where you were actually in the animals' space - including having monkeys pretty much climbing just above your head, and saying hello to a cute little goat - even though he seemed more interested in his food! The exhibits are really well laid out, meaning you get to see the animals pretty closely, whilst still placing importance on conservation and creating an appropriate living space for all the animals.
Adult entry is £25, which I initially thought was a bit expensive, but the amount of time you can spend there and the huge range of exhibits definitely makes it worth it. Unfortunately, me being me, I forgot to print out a voucher, but at the moment you can get 2 for 1 entry at ZSL and loads of other attractions worldwide with a printed voucher and a train ticket to London for that day - so it actually works out cheaper to buy one for a couple of quid from a station near to London, even if you're not travelling in by train!