London Zoo Lates

Last ticket available - I'm leaving office now, so please just purchase on this page and I'll be there with it for you - if you are later than 6.30pm, text me so I know who's name to put on the ticket in case I have to leave it at the kiosk. 07809601366. Jobeda

Wild nights in the urban jungle

Every Friday night in June and July, London Zoo opens after hours and invites you to explore the wilds of the ultimate urban jungle. Minus kids and plus booze - what's not to love?!

Monkeys go ape and birds of paradise strut their stuff with animal talks, improvised comedy, twisted cabaret, roving performances, pop up bars, street food festival, acoustic stages, carousel rides, the incredibly short film festival and approximately 17500 creatures great and small.

The big cats are taking over the capital in 2013

Zoo Lates tickets also include access to the brand new Tiger Territory . Delve deep into the lush foliage of the Indonesian jungle, as you get closer than ever before to one of nature’s most awesome predators, the Sumatran tiger.

Zoo Lates runs from 6-10pm and is an over 18s only event. No BYO glass or alcohol.

We went last year, it was a small group, but we had some of the best fun in the Geek Chic Calender! Imagine walking around with a glass of wine watching the lions and gorillas and we even saw a cobra eating a chicken! Ew.

More info:


Cost and Booking

The Geek Chic discounted tickets are now sold out.

You can now:

1. Buy a normal priced ticket for £25 here:

Please put yourself on the Waiting List and let me know when you've bought your ticket and I will bump you up to Attending.

2. Put yourself on the Waiting List for a discounted ticket. If an existing Attendee cancels, I will inform you, in waiting list order, if a discounted ticket becomes available. It's not likely there'll be more than 1 or 2 cancellations, but you might want to take a chance.

Discounted tickets for Geek Chic Members are £13.25.

Discounted tickets for Non-members are £16.25.

(See below for how become a Geek Chic member. Payment for the discounted tickets will need to be made on this page by Paypal.)

Meeting up

We'll meet between 6pm - 6.30pm inside the Zoo gates, but outside the ticket barriers. For any late-comers, I will leave your ticket at the desk, but it's tricky because the actual 'tickets' are all on one page, so please do your best to arrive before 6.30pm.

I'll have a Meetup sign and my number will be in comments the day before the event.

OMG - I've been twice already and it's been so much fun, I can't wait to go again!


Geek Chic costs: Full Membership of this group is £15 a year. You can attend two events for free. You can pay any time by Paypal using the link on the left navigation pane, or

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  • Rob

    Jobeda, thanks for organising another great evening!

    Good to meet those of you I did, and those I didn't, next time! :)

    July 27, 2013

  • Michael Hayes

    Great event, friendly people

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When's the next one? I really wanted to come along but had something else planned. Hope to join you next time.

    July 27, 2013

  • Steve Scott

    I enjoyed myself thanks!

    July 26, 2013

  • Jon Ed

    Very enjoyable evening, the otters were great.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Jason

    Damn, something's come up and I have to attend elsewhere.

    July 25, 2013

    • Jason

      I'm not sure what the convention is as there's already a waiting list. I'll defer the decision to Jobeda, if that's ok

      July 25, 2013

    • Judith

      Please do, can't make it anyway.

      July 26, 2013

  • Jobeda Ali

    We will meet for dinner back in central section with bars and stalls at 8.30pm near silent disco. Call me to find out exactly where.

    July 26, 2013

  • Jon Ed

    Wearing green jeans and white tshirt with backpack and sunglasses

    July 26, 2013

  • Jon Ed

    I'm at an entrance with people on stilts with
    pink costumes

    July 26, 2013

  • Jobeda Ali

    Hello all, I'll be there at 6.15, sorry. If you can see this, please find each other and let people know and I'll see you soon. Jobeda

    July 26, 2013

    • Nick O

      I'm here!

      July 26, 2013

    • Emma Brookes

      Hey I'm here but can't see anyone familiar.

      July 26, 2013

  • Jon Ed

    Arrived at the zoo, but where are you all? There's a lot of people

    July 26, 2013

  • Mick

    Arranges something else.

    July 26, 2013

  • Tony Glanna

    There's a free space now, and I would like to go. I don't want to push in though...!

    July 26, 2013

    • Tony Glanna

      Jobeda, have all on the waiting list been asked, just wondering when I can go ahead...?

      July 26, 2013

  • XiangWen Meng

    I am now in the waiting list, so I need to buy the ticket by myself then can be updated to attending ?

    July 13, 2013

  • Rachel Jade

    Sounds so good.

    July 13, 2013

  • Jason

    You had me at monkeys, food and booze. I'm in!

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Jobeda Ali

    Yippee, we've passed 10 people, so we will all get discounted tickets :-D

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hi, I RSVPed and paid but my RSVP hasn't been updated. I've paid as a full member separately also. Cheers, Michelle

    July 1, 2013

    • Jobeda Ali

      There's been meetup-paypal issues all day today. Let's hope it shows up tmrw, otherwise I'll put you down as reserved manually.

      July 2, 2013

    • Jobeda Ali

      It's come through! Thanks.

      July 2, 2013

  • Ildikó Tóth

    Sounds really good opportunity we are in it:)

    June 29, 2013

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