Event type
Event status
11 February - 15 November
2 hours
Meet at Barclay Court
Free with Zoo admission

This event is fully accessible.

At London Zoo, we offer dates throughout the year where we feature several British Sign Language-interpreted tours and talks over the course of the day.

On BSL days, there will be two, 2-hour, tours - delivered in British Sign Language - exploring different areas of the Zoo, starting at 11.15 am, and 2.15 pm.

The presentations are led by Deaf presenter John Wilson, and will help you learn more about the animals at London Zoo and ZSL’s global conservation work. The tour route may change each month. The schedule will be available at the meeting point on the day.

Both tours start at the large map in Barclay Court, in front of the Terrace Restaurant and gift shop. The Zoo opens from 10 am every day, and we recommend arriving at the Zoo 15 to 30 minutes earlier than the start of the tour so you have time to reach the meeting point from the entrance.

British Sign Language tours at London Zoo dates

  • 11 February
  • 29 March
  • 5 April
  • 5 May
  • 4 June
  • 12 July
  • 9 August
  • 13 September
  • 15 October
  • 15 November

25 people can attend each tour, and they are included in the price of entry tickets to the Zoo which can be booked on this website. A disability concession ticket entitles the holder to a free companion or carer place with each ticket. To let us know you wish to attend, and to guarantee a place on the tour, please email [email protected]. In your email, please include:

  • The date you would like to attend
  • The number of people attending
  • Which tours you would like to attend: morning, afternoon or both.

If there is availability, anyone attending the morning tour is welcome to join the afternoon tour as well, please indicate when booking if you would like to join both. Where possible, we will accommodate drop-in attendance, but we cannot guarantee this due to the popularity of the tours. Please note, tickets will be needed to access the Zoo which can be bought on this website. 

Buy Entry tickets

If you live in the UK and receive benefits such as universal credit, please do contact us as we are trying to work out a system for you to be able to purchase our Help for Household - low-cost tickets.

To reach Barclay Court, once you have had your ticket scanned and entered the Zoo, take the immediate left and follow the orange route. Once you reach Barclay court, to your left is the Terrace Restaurant and the Gift Shop, and the large map of the Zoo is opposite them. This is the meeting point for both morning and afternoon tours, which start at 11.15 am and 2.15 pm respectively.

If you are planning to bring a large group to the Zoo for this event, please email [email protected] to discuss a special tour for your group which ensures capacity of these days is available to individual visitors.

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Our commitment to accessibility has us working with local people and specialist organisations to learn how we can improve, and make positive changes to ensure every visitor has a wonderful day out.