London, the capital of England.
Bustling with diverse culture, Big Ben, Parliament, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey.
So many things to see and do but what about nature lovers who want to escape the concrete landscape and experience some wildlife?
Here’s what wildlife you can see in London…
The world’s oldest scientific zoo really is an amazing experience for all the family. London Zoo offers over 698 different species of animal to look at, making it one of the largest zoos in the UK. You could easily spend the whole day here as there’s a vast array of things to do.
Sea Life London Aquarium
Attracting over one million visitors each year, the London Aquarium is located on the South Bank near the London Eye. Over 500 species of marine life are on display from penguins to robotic fish.
Paradise Wildlife Park
Located in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire this family run park is ideal for sunny days outdoors. This ethical enclosure re-homes animals into bigger areas which aims to recreate the wildlife’s natural habitat.
Household Cavalry Museum
This gem of an attraction is a living, working museum where you get a fantastic learning experience delivered by experts in their fields. Tucked away in the centre of Whitehall in the heart of London, this museum is perfect for military enthusiasts and budding future officers.
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
What makes Greenwich park stand out is that it reflects the original wild landscape of London. This makes it a perfect home for many wildbirds and bugs. These animals are important as they keep the urban animal population in check.
London Wetland Centre
Voted Britain’s favourite nature reserve, this site is a must for lovers of birds. The centre boasts 100 acres of land specially designed for the protection of local wildlife. You can find the centre located in the London borough of Richmond Upon Thames.
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
Specially designed with kids in mind, this zoo is perfect for introducing children to the world of animals. There’s lots of fun animals to see including monkeys and kangaroos. Another unique selling point is the fact they can host birthday parties for a memorable experience.
Maryon Wilson Animal Park
A beautiful smaller park which you can explore for free. The park is located in Charlton in the borough of Greenwich. This might prove a more relaxing stroll for you and your family. Fun fact; the park is mentioned in the famous Squeeze song ‘Patchouli’.
Spitalfields City Farm
Open six days a week and located in the centre of London on Buxton Street. This community based farm has stood since the 1970’s providing a fun and wholesome day out for the family or even a quirky date perhaps?
Ham Creek Wood
A lovely leisurely walk that makes you feel like youve got out of the city. Lots of wildlife can be spotted during the walk and is also a decent cycle route. You’ll find the wood in Newham in Greenwich.