If you are a lover of the underwater world, a must on your trip to London is a visit to Sea Life Aquarium, the largest aquarium in England, home to no less than 500 different species. Sharks, penguins, octopuses, seahorses, as well as various amphibians and reptiles, are some of the examples of the marine fauna that you can see during your visit.
In addition, the aquarium has several thematic areas, interactive activities and a glass tunnel that will allow you to get closer to the sharks than you would have ever imagined. Undoubtedly, if you are a lover of the seabed, visiting this aquarium is one of the best things to see and do in London.
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Explore the depths of the sea among more than 400 species including sharks, octopuses and penguins.
Do not miss your ticket to the London Aquarium; a perfect option to make the most of your visit to Sea Life Aquarium and avoid wasting time at the ticket office.
Recommended if you are a lover of the underwater world, as it is the largest aquarium in England and hides more than 400 species, or if you go with children, because they will enjoy the most of the experience while learning.
How much do tickets to the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium cost?
Tickets for the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, are priced from 35 € (£30) to 70 € (£60) approximately, depending on the mode and how far in advance you buy them.
Among the different modalities is the standard ticket which is priced from 42 € (36£) and includes a visit to a total of 14 thematic areas spread over three floors. It is possible that if you book this ticket online in advance you benefit from a 10% discount and you can buy it for a price from 35 € (30£).
On the other hand, you also have the possibility of buying the general admission plus one attraction whose approximate cost is 53 € (£45), the entrance plus two attractions which is located at an approximate price of 70 € (£60) and you will benefit from a discount of 42%, the entrance plus three attractions whose price will be from 88 € (£75) or the entrance plus four attractions that will cost from 106 € (£90).
You can complement your visit with tickets for the Madame Tussauds museum, Big Bus Tor, tickets to London Dungeon, Shrek's Adventure or tickets for the London Eye. If you want more information about combined tickets, I recommend you to read the post London Eye and Madame Tussauds Museum: combined tickets to have all the details on how to save on the visit to both attractions.
- Ticket price: 42€ (36£)
- Ticket price purchased in advance: 35€ (30£). 10% discount
- Admission plus one attraction: £53 (£45)
- Admission plus two attractions: £70 (£60)
- Admission plus three attractions: £88 (£75)
- Admission plus four attractions: £106 (£90)
How to get tickets for the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium?
If you are wondering how to get tickets for the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, the most convenient way is to book them in advance through official travel websites although it is also possible that you can buy them in person at the box office.
Is the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium included in any tourist pass?
The visit to the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, is included in the London Explorer Pass and Merlin's Magical London. On the one hand, London Explorer Pass is a voucher with which you can choose between visiting three, five or seven attractions and has a duration of up to 30 days from the time it is activated when you access the first visit. The price of the three-attraction pass starts at €55, the five-attraction pass starts at €85 and the seven-attraction pass starts at approximately €110**.
Meanwhile, Merlin's Magical London gives you the option to access the five attractions of the Merlin group which are London Eye, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Sea Life Aquarium London, Shrek's Adventure and London Dungeon. Like the London Explorer Pass, depending on the number of attractions will have a different cost. Even so, I recommend you to read the post the best tourist card in London to know all the information about this type of vouchers and which of them suits you best depending on your trip.
What not to miss at Sea Life Aquarium London?
The London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, the largest in England, has a total of three floors divided into 14 thematic areas. On your visit you can not miss the sharks that reside in the space and that are of 12 different species, as well as the underwater tunnel. In fact, from the latter you will have the chance to interact with the sharks.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to see penguins, octopuses, rays, sea turtles, British aquatic species, tropical fish, seahorses, coral reefs, as well as reptiles and amphibians native to the Amazon.
Is it advisable to go with children to the Sea Life Aquarium?
Visiting the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, in the company of the youngest members of the family is a highly recommended activity. Children will enjoy this experience to the fullest, and more importantly, they will have fun learning.
They will learn all the details of the underwater world and will have the opportunity to observe and interact with different species such as sharks, penguins, rays or turtles. In addition, this is a visit that can be used to instill certain values such as respect for nature and the animal world.
How to get to the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium?
The London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, is located in the Westminster area very close to Big Ben or Westminster Bridge, and to go there is the option of taking the London Underground or the bus. From my point of view the most comfortable and fastest is the subway, although it is true that the bus stop at County Hall is very close to the aquarium.
Going to the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, by Tube
If you decide to go by tube to the Sea Life Aquarium you have the possibility to take different lines. On the one hand, you can take the Circle, District or Jubilee lines and get off at Westmister Station stop or you can also take the Jubilee, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City or Northern lines and get off at Waterloo stop.
- Circle Line to Westmister Station
- District Line to Westmister Station
- Jubilee Line to Westmister Station
- Jubilee Lines to Waterloo Station
- Bakerloo Lines to Waterloo Station
- Waterloo & City or Northern Lines to Waterloo Station
Going to the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, by bus
On the other hand, if you prefer to go by bus you have many options. There are numerous lines that pass by the Sea Life Aquarium. The closest stop to the aquarium is County Hall and to get there you have the possibility of taking lines 12, 77, 148, 159, 159, 211 and 381.
Do you have parking for the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium?
The London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, has no parking, but there are some parking lots very close, less than five minutes walk, such as Waterloo, St. Thomas' Hospital or Royal National Theatre, whose prices range between 7 and 8.5 € the first two hours.
- Waterloo: from 8 € the first two hours
- St Thomas' Hospital: from 7 € the first two hours
- Royal National Theatre: from 7 € the first two hours
Opening hours of the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium
The London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, is open every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which is the latest time allowed to enter the enclosure. Even so, there are certain days of the year when the aquarium is closed, such as December 25, and others when it has reduced opening hours, such as December 24, when it is open until 3 p.m. or December 31, when it is open until 4 p.m.
How much time do you need to visit the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium?
The London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, can be seen in about two hours, but it all depends on the pace at which you go and how much you distract yourself in each thematic area. My recommendation is that, prior to your visit, decide which of them you want to stop with more time and so you will have an estimate of the time of your visit to see what other activities you can combine it with in your sightseeing day.
Main Attractions near the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium
Once you finish your visit, keep in mind that you are very close to other sites worth visiting as London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the British Parliament or SouthBank Center.
It is an impressive Ferris wheel. In fact, with 135 meters high, is the highest Ferris wheel in Europe. It is located on the South Bank along the River Thames. Every year it receives the visit of almost four million visitors. If you want to be one more, know all the information about prices, views of the London Eye and schedules of the London Eye. Also, keep in mind that you can visit the London Eye at night, which is a totally different experience.
This impressive Anglican Gothic church has witnessed some of the most important events in the history of England and is the burial place of several monarchs and illustrious personalities such as Diana of Wales, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Michel Faraday, Charles Dickens and William Turner, among others. I leave you a post about tickets to Westminster Abbey and another about the prices of Westminster Abbey so you know all the details before your visit to Westminster Abbey.
Big Ben and the British Parliament
Who thinks of London and Big Ben doesn't come to mind? Undoubtedly, one of the most emblematic sites of the British city. The Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, dates from the mid-nineteenth century, is Gothic in style and houses the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Its most popular tower, Big Ben, has a height of 96 meters and was built in 1858. However, the tallest tower of the building is the Victoria Tower, which measures almost 100 meters.
If you want to take a walk along the Thames, what better place than SouthBank Center, an ideal place to relax or have a snack. This walk hosts several points of great cultural and tourist interest such as the Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, National Theatre London, Hayward Gallery or Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Are there any guided tours or complementary activities at Sea Life Aquarium London?
The London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, offers some complementary activities such as educational sessions and workshops in order to inform in detail about the different marine species it hosts, as well as underwater life in general. These visits are conducted by experts and are aimed at schools. Teachers can go along with the students. The cost of the visit can range from 2 to 7 € per student and usually the entrance of teachers is free.
Recommendations for visiting the Sea Life Aquarium, Sea Life London Aquarium
If you are sure that the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, will be one of your visits of your trip, I throw a series of recommendations in order to make your experience as satisfactory as possible:
- Buy your ticket in advance and book the day and time slot you prefer to avoid wasting time in unnecessary queues.
- Go first thing in the morning or at lunchtime when there will be fewer visitors and you will be able to see the different areas with greater comfort and peace of mind.
- Buy a combined ticket, either with two, three or more attractions, and also take the opportunity to see Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, Shrek's Adventure or London Eye. All of them are great fun and, in this way, you will benefit from a percentage discount compared to if you buy the tickets independently.
- Make your visit coincide with a rainy day and, in this way, you will protect yourself from the bad day with an unbeatable plan.
- Make the visit with friends and family. Undoubtedly, this is a visit that is best enjoyed in good company. And if you go with the little ones of the house, even better.
- Don't forget your camera and don't use flash when taking pictures.
- Plan your visit in advance and decide which areas you like the most (sharks, penguins, turtles...) to know how much time to invest in each of them, especially if you are short of time. Keep in mind that the visit lasts about two hours, but you can stop as long as you want in each area.
The visit to the London Aquarium, Sea Life Aquarium, is especially recommended:
- If you go with children, as they will learn all the secrets of underwater life and enjoy an unforgettable day of learning.
- If you are a lover of underwater life, as Sea Life Aquarium is the largest aquarium in England and has more than 500 different species.