Off to the London Zoo. “the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. In 1831 or 1832, the animals of the Tower of London menagerie were transferred to the zoo’s collection. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847“
Despite its age, it was really well laid out. Despite being tourist season, it was a joy crowd wise. As with most things this trip, we couldn’t see it all. Museums and art galleries share this with big zoos.
First off, a gorilla.
Then the reptile house.
Then the limited but super cool bird area.
Then the Aquarium
Some Random Stuff along the way.
We ate at the Zoo Cafe. The food was great and I could have a beer like a responsible adult.
When we finished lunch we spied a merry-go-round.
Seems fitting the next and last stop was the Butterflys
On the way out some flamingos, penguins and a camel, but more important was the Winnie the Pooh statue , identical to the Winnipeg one, at the London Zoo.
We then went to Little Venice to tour a section of the 200 year old London canals. A very laid back and cool trip through history
When we got off the boat we went to the Camden Market, which again was too big to see all in one shot.
We went back to the flat briefly and then headed to a Queens Park local cafe called Bob’s Cafe. We got off to a rough start with Adelle’s Gin and tonic (someone put in rhubarb tonic) but the rest of the meal was stellar!
Tomorrow is the theatre with a possible High Tea