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Price on the Day: £40
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Merlin's Magical Pass (5way)

  • Madame Tussauds (timeslot to be booked)
  • London Eye
  • Sea Life London Aquarium
  • London Dungeon
  • Shrek's Adventure! London
Up to 50% discount!

What to expect

Europe's largest aquarium welcomes you just across the River Thames, opposite the Palace of Westminster. Housed within the renowned County Hall, Sea Life London is a must-visit attraction during your stay in the English capital. During your visit, you'll encounter hundreds of species from both saltwater and freshwater habitats. From sharks to crocodiles, seahorses to penguins, London's aquarium has surprises in store for every member of your family. As you explore the various themed tanks, you'll embark on an underwater journey around the world, encountering astonishing creatures. Be sure to book your tickets in advance to skip the entrance queues.

Hours and Days of Operation at SEA LIFE London Aquarium

SEA LIFE London Aquarium is open year-round, but its hours vary depending on the season. Generally, it opens its doors every day of the week, typically from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM. Extended opening hours are available during school holidays and weekends, allowing you to choose the perfect time to explore this enchanting underwater world.

What to See at the London Aquarium

A visit to SEA LIFE London Aquarium immerses you in an aquatic world filled with discoveries. Among the highlights, you'll find:

Encounter with Sharks

Experience excitement and adrenaline as you venture into the underwater tunnel, where majestic sharks swim overhead. This unique experience allows you to observe these impressive predators up close.

Sea Turtles and Exotic Creatures

The aquarium is also home to beautiful sea turtles and a variety of exotic fish in dazzling colors. Don't miss the opportunity to admire them up close and learn more about their natural habitat.

Meeting the Penguins

One of the most popular attractions at the aquarium is the area dedicated to penguins. You can observe them in their recreated environment and learn all about their fascinating way of life.

Interactive Experiences for Children

The aquarium offers interactive zones specially designed for young visitors. Children can touch certain marine creatures and participate in educational activities that make the visit even more memorable.

The Visit Zones at Sea Life London

Coral Kingdom

Explore the colorful coral reef at SEA LIFE London, the largest living coral reef in the UK, in the Coral Kingdom zone. As you enter this dazzling underwater oasis, you'll traverse the shallow, verdant waters of the mangroves while Coral Kingdom transitions from day to night. You'll encounter royal tangs, cardinal fish, clownfish, and many more swimming in the giant aquarium. Immerse yourself in the world of reef inhabitants and meet these fascinating reef residents.

Ocean Invaders

Ocean Invaders invites you to enter the fascinating world of jellyfish at SEA LIFE London. As you cross the threshold of the UK's largest jellyfish experience, Ocean Invaders will take you on a journey into the captivating world of jellyfish through three unique interactive zones.

Rainforest Adventure

Feeling brave enough to trek through the Amazon? London Aquarium invites you to discover its brand-new Rainforest Adventure! A storm has hit SEA LIFE London, and Ranger Andy needs your help to unearth what lies beneath the surface of the Amazon. In this incredible adventure, you'll have the chance to meet fascinating species such as Red Bellied Piranhas, African Dwarf Crocodiles, Poison Dart Frogs, and impressive fish. Get ready to explore this mysterious and exotic world.

Polar Adventure

Travel to the frozen extremities of the Antarctic and experience life with a colony of Gentoo Penguins. The more the temperature drops, the more amazing discoveries you'll make in this icy landscape. You will also get to meet the stars of Polar Adventure - our Gentoo Penguin Colony. Through Polar Adventure, SEA LIFE London is supporting the efforts of the charity Falklands Conservation. From giant polar bears to an inquisitive orca whale, creatures from the Arctic will be brought to life using amazing state-of-the-art Augmented Reality and 3D technology, which is set to take intrepid adventurer's breath away. Get ready to be amazed by species like Gentoo penguins, Spiny Lobsters, and BEams.

Open Ocean

A breathtaking scene awaits you in our Open Ocean zone at SEA LIFE London! As you explore the replica bones of a great Grey Whale, you'll encounter Purple Tangs, Triggerfish, Snappers, and hundreds more gorgeous tropical fish. Imposing Southern Stingrays patrol the seabed while small Cownose Rays dance above their heads. Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing glass tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while enormous Green Sea turtles glide slowly over your head.

What to Do Before or After Your Visit

Make the most of your day in London by exploring the area around SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Here are some suggestions:

Visit the London Eye

Located near the aquarium, the London Eye is an iconic giant Ferris wheel offering spectacular views of the city. It's a fantastic activity to gain a different perspective and admire London from a new angle.

Discover the Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster, home to the British Parliament, is just a short walk from the aquarium. You can admire its impressive architecture and take a stroll along the Thames for picturesque views.

Madame Tussauds London

If you're interested in celebrities, Madame Tussauds London is also nearby. You can come face to face with wax statues of famous personalities from around the world.

In summary, a visit to SEA LIFE London Aquarium promises a fascinating and educational experience, perfect for travelers of all ages. Discover the wonders of the marine world, meet incredible creatures, and enjoy nearby attractions for a full day of entertainment in London. Whether you're a marine life enthusiast or just curious, this destination will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Customer Reviews

4.8/521 reviews

Published over a year ago
Had a booking but because of covid had to reschedule and they was so helpful
Published over a year ago
Enjoyed it, very nice experience
Joanna E.
A day out at the London Aquarium
Published over a year ago

A day out at the London Aquarium. Tickets bought the night before online with a discount. Very easy and straightforward.
Our 1.5 year old loved it. Very buggy friendly and has changing facilities. Lots of places on the Southbank to eat that cater for families with young children.

Published over a year ago
Great!!! Thank TFL
Easy fast efficient no problems
Published over a year ago
Easy fast efficient no problems
Nice and easy
Published over a year ago
Nice and easy
Abdelhak B.
Staff very friendly and helpful
Published over a year ago
Staff very friendly and helpful
Urszula N.
Facile à utiliser
Published over a year ago
Facile à utiliser
Virgilio O.
Just perfect
Published over a year ago
Just perfect


Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7PB London

Common questions

Where is SEA LIFE London Aquarium Located?

SEA LIFE London Aquarium is conveniently situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, at the Riverside Building address. It is in close proximity to iconic attractions such as the London Eye, the Palace of Westminster, and Big Ben, and less than 4 km from the Madame Tussauds London wax museum.

What Are the Opening Hours of SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

Opening hours vary, but generally, the aquarium is open every day of the week from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The last entry is at 5:00 PM (to allow at least 1.5 hours for your visit).

How Can I Get There Using Public Transportation?

You can take the London Underground to either Waterloo station (Jubilee line) or Westminster station (District, Circle, and Jubilee lines), both of which are nearby. The aquarium is also accessible by bus (lines 12, 53, 59, 76, 148, 159, 211, 341, 77, RV1, 381, 1,4, 26, X68, 76, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 507, and 638), taxi, or even by walking from various points in the city.

How Much Does an Entry Ticket to SEA LIFE London Aquarium Cost?

Ticket prices vary based on age and the time of your visit. For adults, prices generally start at £29.50 when purchased in advance. At the gate, the adult ticket is £40.

What Can I See at SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

You can admire a wide variety of marine creatures, including sharks, sea turtles, exotic fish, and even rays. There's also an experience with penguins!

Are There Interactive Exhibits for Children?

Yes, the aquarium offers several interactive zones specially designed for children, where they can touch certain marine creatures and learn more about underwater life.

Can I Pre-book Tickets Online?

Yes, it is recommended to pre-book your tickets online in advance to skip the entrance queues (not the bag check queue) and also save money! Tickets purchased in advance are cheaper than those bought on-site or at the last minute online.

How Long Should I Allocate for a Full Visit to SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

A complete visit to the aquarium typically takes around 2 to 3 hours, but you can stay as long as you like.

Are There Special Shows or Presentations?

Yes, the aquarium regularly offers educational presentations and shows with divers in the tanks to provide further insights into marine creatures.

Is There a Café or Restaurant On-Site?

Yes, you will find a café inside the aquarium where you can enjoy refreshments.

What Can I Do Around SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

You can extend your day by visiting the London Eye, London Dungeon, or simply take a stroll along the Thames to soak in views of the city.

Are Photography Allowed Inside the Aquarium?

Yes, photography is allowed, but it is recommended to disable flash to avoid disturbing the animals.

Are There Certain Times of the Year When SEA LIFE London Aquarium Is Particularly Crowded?

Peak times are usually during school holidays and weekends. To avoid crowds, consider visiting on weekdays or during off-peak hours.

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