2011 was Taylor Swift‘s busiest year to date, and with a new album on the way, 2012 is not going to be too far behind. Before things get hectic, it seems Taylor is enjoying some down time — a little slice of normal life pie — as she was spotted enjoying the London Zoo yesterday (Jan. 26).

Swift strolled through the virtually empty animal park and listened to music on her headphones as she took in some fresh air and spent time with the animals there. Unexpectedly, she blended in as if she were just anyone else. The ‘Love Story’ singer sported an unusually casual outfit, trading her typical classic dresses and red carpet look for blue jeans and a pea coat.

As we reported on Tuesday, Taylor is over the pond not just to enjoy a holiday, but to work on her upcoming movie role. Amidst a day of shopping in rainy London, the singer was spotted leaving theater producer Cameron Mackintosh’s office, perhaps following a meeting about her part in ‘Les Miserables.’

We’re glad to see that Taylor is getting a chance to be an average 22-year-old girl for awhile, because it won’t last long. She returns to the road in March when her Speak Now World Tour continues in Australia.