Sea Life London Aquarium
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB
As soon as you enter the aquarium, it becomes dark. You will have to walk over a glass floor where you can watch the sea creatures swimming around underneath you.
There are several different sections to walk through, including rock pools and a shipwreck. Spotting Betty, the guitarfish is a highlight… she is half shark and half ray!
Look out for the tiny blue poison dart frogs…
… and the sunbathing jellyfish!
Educational talks take place throughout the day about the penguins, sharks, octopus, rays and the rainforest. Make sure you check times for the ones you want to learn about.
Sea Life London Aquarium is involved in a ray breeding program as well as others including growing corals.
Sea Life London Aquarium supports the big fish campaign, which educates people about home aquariums and responsible buying. They also promote ways to help reduce the carbon footprint, choose sustainable seafood and reducing plastic litter in the rivers and oceans, by working in partnership with Sealife Trust Charity.
I bought mine on the door and it cost me £27, however had I purchased it online it would have cost me £24. If you are planning on visiting another attraction such as the London Eye then online there are combined tickets you can purchase. Buying them individually costs £62 and together costs £38!!! You have up to 30 days from the date of purchase to visit the attraction too so its worth bearing in mind.
£7.20 (online cost) for a behind the scenes tour
£130 for a 15 minute snorkel with sharks experience – available from 18th December 2018. Sharks you will snorkel with include nurse, tiger and black tipped reef sharks.
Standard visiting times are 10am-6pm weekdays and 9:30am-7pm weekends. The aquarium is open later during the summer months but, bear in mind the last entrance is one hour before the doors close.
Another reason to purchase a ticket online is to guarantee your time slot. Some days there may be an hour’s queue to enter and you may then have to wait even longer for a time slot to be available. That’s a lot of waiting around!
Why not combine a visit to Sea Life London Aquarium with one or more of my other favourite things to do when in Southbank and Bankside.