Explore our enormous indoor rainforest. Trek through the humid tropics via SE Asia, West Africa and South America.
Hops were originally used in beer-making to stop the drink going sour. You can find hops growing in our Outdoor Gardens, near the Rainforest Biome.
Hops were originally used in beer-making to stop the drink going sour. In the days when water in Britain was not clean, beer provided a nutritious thirst-quenching alternative. As late as the 1600s men, women and children sometimes drank around three litres of weak beer a day.