SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Explore the rich marine worlds of SEA LIFE London Aquarium, sheltering a variety of endangered creatures and showcasing a number of underwater habitats, from the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean to the shadowy depths of the Pacific and Atlantic. Drop by to see nearly 500 species from around the world, displayed across 14 zones and over three floors. Come feed the octopuses, penguins, and sharks, or interact with lobsters, turtles, crocodiles, and colorful coral. This is the largest aquarium in London, providing a wide range of adventures to over one million visitors each year. Check out the numerous ticket options and activities online to take advantage of special offers and discounts. Plan to visit SEA LIFE London Aquarium and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended London attractions using our London vacation builder.
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When i saw the pics of Sea Life i was excited to visit the place. I thought it to be a underground tunnel with glass covering and sea life all around but it was just a meter of portion. It is a usual ... read more »
Visited last weekend and it was horribly overcrowded. Also don't like the 'forced' photo session at the beginning. I had to mention several times that we don't want one taken. What made the visit thou... read more »
The aquarium is a nice place to visit, but we weren't impressed. It's like every aquarium we visit before. Nothing impressive. But is a nice place to go with your kids.
My 2 year old loved it. Reading the reviews before going, we were worried. However the comments about trip hazards and no room to move were over the top. Top a push chair and had lots of room to walk around. (Except in the tunnel) Not too dark to see or walk around. Those complaining about tanks being too small, well I don't have anything to compare it too apart from being in the wild! But then I would be able to show my kid any fish/ sharks etc! All around a good trip and we enjoyed it!
They've changed the entrance hall now Shreks Adventure is in its place. The winding queue was a shambles with various misplaced signs about priority this, pass holder that, when in fact it was one long queue and only 3 people on the desk. This was presumably to slow people from actually entering as was very busy down there. The aquarium itself is still great and has been expanded, though for the record whilst they've clearly spent a bit of money on the new penguin enclosure, I felt uneasy at watching them live their lives underground. The interactive polar bear thing is clever and made my boy smile but on the whole was a bit pointless. Good hour spent on the merlin passes whilst seeing London Eye and shrek but mixed feelings overall.
Much smaller than expected, not very much to see. The display tanks are not very large, making it difficult to view animals if/when there is a crowd i.e. when the sharks were being fed, there was a group of approx 10 people at the window which meant our view was obstructed. This also gives an indication of how small it is. Penguin enclosure was the best part, though again limited in size/space and looked like a miserable environment for the penguins themselves. Not much to do at the aquarium in terms of activities, including lack of being able to interact with the animals. An okay experience, definitely overrated.
Have been here a couple of times and everytime found something new. Its good fun with lots of interactive things to do to learn about sealife. I am not sure why the lighting is kept so low but it always results in poor pictures. I feel it might be to keep from disturbing the fish but never got the logic.
Nice sized aquarium and a good place to go to get out of the rain or heat. It is very expensive though, and not totally worth the price. They print out a lots of pictures and put it in a booklet for you to sell it at the end. If you don't buy it they throw it away - which seems very wasteful. I appreciated that they are educating people on the harmful effects that we can have on marine animals. A very cute aquarium, I'm glad we went. Do expect it to be crowded - it is right next to the popular London Eye and the London Dungeon.
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