There's something unusual nestled among shops and restaurants on a street in Chingford. An old betting shop has been transformed into a zoo for 300 animals.
At 'Get To Know Animals' children and adults can see fish, turtles, rats, snakes - and a lot more. And it means children can handle animals that they have only seen in books.
The zoo says it wants people to feel close to nature and therapy that the animals bring.