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SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London

(2.8/5 based on 4,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The queuing system and number of staff to handle the demand is very odd. Even though I had paid in advance we were required to queue with people who hadn't yet paid - queuing for 45 minutes. That was ...  more »
  • Disappointing in general. Some staff were very rude and we were made to move out of the way on several occasions due to school trips. I love kids and would happily move out of the way for them, but I ...  more »
  • I visited recently in the half term week, I expected it to busy so pre-booked tickets but it was ridiculous. The amount of people they let in at one time is silly, you can barely see the fish as there...  more »
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  • Great for kids & family! Location: Conveniently located by the London Eye along with many other attractions that are kid and family friendly! Exhibits: Uniquely designed exhibit concepts! Lighting within the exhibits provides the true ambient underwater experience. Good variety of creatures and shark exhibit the most interesting. Key Takeaway: Recommended if traveling with kids and family. Not a MUST go otherwise.
  • Been here many times before as have a Merlin pass so paid for a ticket for my.friend over the phone. This was definitely the right thing to do as I get a discount and the queue for tickets is always really long. There were list of people in the aquarium so did struggle to see some of the animals as people blocking the glass. My friend loved seeing the sharks. The quietest area was where the rainforest animals are. The busiest bit besides for the entrance was the tunnel going under the water which people got told to walk in two queues with one lot walking straight through (people still kept blocking it to take pictures). Overall it is a good place to visit but my favourite time to go there is in the evening before it closes as most people have gone home or gone to have dinner so the aquarium is quiet.
  • This place is much bigger than you expect, and if you have kids there's a fair amount of walking involved and its not like you can stop anywhere for a break. But it really is awesome and miles better than any of the other Sealife centres I've been to. Simply spectacular.
  • The Aquarium itself is very interesting, but there are so many people inside that it is very hard to see anything. I went with my twin seven year olds and they were squashed and not really able to view the glass screens. I think that for the price, it isn't worth going, which is a shame for kids.
  • Poor penguins. The fact there are penguins in essentially a ' small cold room' with no natural light or fresh air was horrible to see and hypocritical to the messages trying to be portrayed on the fact sheets throughout the aquarium. In fact it was embarrassing that 'educated' British people think that this cruel penguin display is acceptable to show to the millions of foreign visitors. Bristol Zoo has an outdoor multi million pound facility that is much more suitable, although still less than ideal. We should be setting an example. I will not be visiting again for this reason.