From city farms to wildlife reserves, London is a great place to see animals. Whether you're an animal lover yourself, or you've got little ones to amuse, take a look at our map for inspiration for your next animally trip in London. Did you know, for example, that you can visit Battersea Dogs and Cats Home seven days a week — and you don't have to be interested in adopting one of their animals to do so?
Want to get closer to animals? Many of these places take on volunteers to help with running them — check websites for details. Many also run regular or one-off events.
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