ZSL London Sunset Safari

Looking for something different to do this summer in London? I’ve got just the thing…

Every Friday night in June & July, between 6pm and 10pm, ZSL London Zoo is open to explore as the sun goes down! There’s food and drink stands, a carnival, live music, face painting and live talks. I met up with my friends from Uni and we had the best evening just chilling, mooching round the park and getting our faces painted. Totes big kids.

Most of the animal enclosures are open until about 9pm, so it was a squeeze getting it all in. We managed to see the majority of the animals but we’ll definitely have to pop back in the day time when there’s a less tighter schedule.

There were carnival processions going through the park which were fun to watch, it was nice to see them mingling with the crowd and making sure everyone was having fun.

Food and cocktail stands were all heaving with people and it had a really good carnival atmosphere. I’m sitting here regretting not trying the churros though.

Life decisions eh.

The highlight of the evening for me was the face painting. For £5 you could have either half a face or a full face of painting done. I chose the blue leopard half face paint with all the glitter and gems and sparkle.

Can you imagine me travelling out of London, on a train, late a night, with my whole face painted in some kinda animal?

Not cool guys not cool.

There’s also a funky little photobooth in the park and we of course took full advantage of it. They’d transformed a London taxi cab into a booth with loads of props and hats to use. It cost £3.40 for photos but it’s well worth it for the laughs!

They had live music playing and people were lounging about on deck chairs and bean bags.

It was just the best way to spend a chilled summers evening in London.

Tickets are £19.50 and are being snapped up quickly, so don’t miss out!


  1. Mel Burt
    June 15, 2016 / 11:31 am

    This sounds like such a cool concept! If I had any plans to go to London this month or next month I would totally try and get my way in. Excellent choice on the face painting by the way!

    Raise The Waves

  2. Rachael Broomfield
    June 15, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    This sounds amazing! I would love to do that! Your photos look fantastic (and I can imagine how awkward it would be coming home with the face paint omg)

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  3. June 15, 2016 / 11:14 am

    I love the Zoo and every year I say I want to go to this..
    I think you've sealed the deal here – I NEED to book!
    Fab photos 🙂
    ♥ Fran – http://www.frannymac.com xx

  4. June 15, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    loved the face paint 🙂 ive only been to this zoo once but I really wanna go back 😀
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  5. Laura Butcher
    June 16, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    This sounds so good! Was nice to bump into you getting off the train too haha you're face paint looked amazing!!! 🙂 Laura x

  6. Lauren Barden
    June 16, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    This looks amazing, I definitely want to do this!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  7. June 17, 2016 / 12:23 am

    I love the sound of visiting London zoo as the sun goes down! Such a lovely idea! 🙂 & I love your pics! <3Serene |

  8. Alina Bostan
    June 27, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    What a great experience to be able to explore London Zoo in a different light. Gutted I'm not there for the rest of the summer now as I'll be missing it. Stunning photos x

    Beauty with charm

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    June 30, 2016 / 7:55 am

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  11. Tamzin Swann
    July 3, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    I went to this last year and absolutely loved it! Wish I had got my face painted though. Looks like you had an amazing time. I grabbed the churros.. Couldn't not!! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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