There are p-p-plenty of penguins at London Zoo's stunning Penguin Beach – England’s biggest penguin pool.
London Zoo's Penguin Beach recreates a South American beach landscape in the heart of the city, with stunning colony of Humboldt penguins.
Penguin Beach features a large pool with stunning underwater viewing areas so you can see how our flippered friends fly under water. The 1200 sq metre pool holds 450,000 litres of water.
Our large demonstration area turns feeding time in to an even bigger spectacle than before. Penguin Beach Live features twice daily feeds where visitors can watch the birds diving for their food.
Penguin Beach is a breeding facility for colonies of Humboldt penguins with a special penguin nursery, including a chick incubation unit and a pool where the youngsters can learn how to swim.
Humboldt penguins take an autumn swim London Zoo Penguin Beach
A Humboldt penguin at London Zoo
Penguins standing on penguin beach
A penguin chick enjoys a swim at Penguin Beach
Penguins being counted during the Annual Stocktake
McVities Penguin at the Zoo
We’ve teamed up with McVities Penguin to get young people and their families closer to nature, because building knowledge about animals is the first step towards protecting them. We’ll working together to inspire more people to care for our planet, while also helping to fund our global conservation impact.
We’ll be bringing fun facts from our Zookeepers to new audiences through an on-pack design and celebrating wildlife together at Penguin Beach.
Game of Thrones penguins
Because of our keepers' love of the show, some of our penguins are actually named after Game of Thrones characters and houses. But don't worry, unlike their namesakes, our penguins get on very well. Living in England's largest penguin pool, there's plenty of room (and fish!) for all of them and no Iron Throne to fight over.
In fact, Lannister is actually one of our friendliest penguins and Targaryen is one of our shyest. And, we promise we didn't plan this, but Targaryen is partnered with Stark!