The animal kitchen at London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo
Here’s a sight you won’t normally see on a trip to London Zoo: the animals’ very own kitchen. It’s lined with chalkboards containing individual ‘recipes’ for each animal (FYI if you ever have a squirrel monkey over for lunch you’re gonna want to know how to delicately combine steamed aubergine with wet cat food). There are dozens of boxes of blueberry and apple tea, because – brilliantly – gorillas love a relaxing herbal beverage. There are huge tubs of star anise and ginger (the latter is like catnip for tigers). Also, so much fresh fruit and veg is delivered from Covent Garden Market every day that it takes a solid three to four hours’ worth of chopping to get it all prepped. Makes your office fruit delivery look a bit small fry, frankly.