Offering the chance for guests to enjoy an up-close and personal experience with some of the most astonishing undersea creatures, the aquarium is the perfect attraction for families looking for a place to entertain the kids, as well as for grown-ups with a penchant for nature and the nautical.
Top attractions of the London Sea Life Aquarium
There really is a wealth of great things to see and do for anyone planning a trip to the London Sea Life Aquarium, with 14 themed zones spread over three floors meaning guests can explore the many wonders of the sea without ever leaving dry land.
Interactive feeding areas for some of the aquarium’s more gregarious inhabitants allow for visitors to get close to these amazing creatures during their stay, while a number of diving displays and touch pools take place and are open throughout the day as well.
Fans of the movie Jaws are in for a treat when visiting the London Sea Life Aquarium, as more than 40 individual sharks spanning 12 species can be found here. In addition, more than 500 species of aquatic animal from around the world can be viewed, with all these creatures living in the more than two million litres of water that the facility can hold.
Thousands of individual animals are housed at this fabulous attraction, ranging from tropical fish that can only be found in some of the warmest places on Earth to penguins of the freezing Antarctic.
Visitors will learn all about all of the individual creatures they see during their stay, as well as the natural habitats in which they can be found, as well as the need to protect these waters and environments so future generations can continue to benefit from and enjoy the massive diversity of life that can be found in the planet’s seas.
One of 28 Sea Life attractions to be found in the UK and Europe, the London Sea Life Aquarium is “the jewel in the crown” of the brand and it is an attraction that visitors to the capital will not want to miss.
Planning a visit to the London Sea Life Aquarium
Open seven days a week day from 10am until 7pm (last entry is at 6pm), the facility can be found at County Hall on Westminster Bridge Road in the heart of one of the busiest and most and historic areas of the capital, the City of Westminster.
In close proximity to a range of other outstanding London attractions – Big Ben, The London Dungeon, the Palace of Westminster, the Coca-Cola London Eye and Westminster Bridge, to name just a few – visitors will want to plan their journey in advance, as the streets are likely to be crowded and hectic.
Several nearby Underground Tube stations can be found in the vicinity of the London Sea Life Aquarium, including:
- Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines)
- Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
- Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines
- Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee lines)
- Lambeth North (Bakerloo line)
Visitors can also travel via overground rail services to the nearby Waterloo Station.
Meanwhile, travellers planning to arrive by bus should head to stops in the vicinity of Waterloo or Westminster Bridge Road, with regular services including the 12, 53, 59, 76, 148, 159, 211 and 341.
Driving to London Sea Life Aquarium is not advised for visitors, as the facility lies right in the heart of one of the busiest parts of the capital and traffic in the area is always dense. If people are adamant about driving though, there are parking options at the nearby South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall, or at the underground parking facility at Waterloo Station.
Standard admission will cost £26.50 for adults buying tickets on the day (discounts can be achieved by booking online and in advance), while children aged between three and 15 can gain entry for £19.95. Children under three can get in for free.