Every Friday night in the months of June and July each year, London Zoo opens it’s gates for a couple of hours for its Zoo Lates. This adults only events mixes a festival atomosphere with a unique way of viewing the zoo. Cabaret, silent disco and a foods of the world section mix with the more traditional fair of strolling around, checking out the animals.

It’s a nice idea, wandering around, beer in hand, checking out the animals enclosures as they are about to go to bed for the night. An enjoyable experience, most definitely, though one that I felt was a bit short. The zoo is open from 6pm to 10pm which really doesn’t give you much time to experience much of everything that is to offer. Still, if you get a chance and you haven’t been to the zoo for a while, something which I would still recommend.