Snowdon Aviary London Zoo, Regents Park NW1 - Westminster, City of

Aviary designed by Lord Snowdon and Cedric Price in 1962-5 as part of a wider expansion of London Zoo. The Aviary is an aluminium and steel structure on concrete foundations, accessed via a cantilevered concrete bridge. Funding has been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the full repair of the Aviary, and Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent were granted in September 2017. Works will include the replacement of the aluminium mesh and alterations to the concrete bridge and entrance pods. Further investigative works are underway, partly funded by Historic England.

Snowdon Aviary London Zoo, Regents Park NW1 - Westminster, City of
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: SNOWDON AVIARY LONDON ZOO
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1323695
  • Local Planning Authority: Westminster, City of
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building


  • Building Name: Snowdon Aviary London Zoo
  • Postcode: NW1
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Westminster, City of
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Westminster North
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Charity (non-heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II*, RPG grade I, CA