Sea Life London Aquarium, London
The London Aqaurium is a great Place to go to get away from the hussle and bussle of London. Its especially good if you have children. There is lots of things to see and some talks on various animals. You can even touch some of the animals.
I first visited the London Sea Life Aquarium in 1999 where then it was just opened. I enjoyed the visit to the Aquarium and appreciated life under the sea! I made a return visit to the Aquarium with a friend in November 2013 where we spent a couple of hours admiring the sea creatures which are housed in over 2 million of water. I enjoyed the Aquarium very much on my 2nd visit and respected the fact that Sea Life does a lot of conservation work for the marine community.
It cost me 8.00 gbp (April 1999) to visit the Aquarium but my friend and I paid 20.70 gbp each in 2013. A significant rise in the admission fee but I felt it was worth it.
Please check out the website for further information.
This is an amazing place to visit, if you like the sea (and seafood!), of course.
Designed to enjoy, there is a world of marvelous creatures displayed strategically, strange inhabitants in their environments, and a huge pool full of sharks as well. Nice.
But we made a mistake, we arrived in Easter, then, billions of avid tourists, numerous families with tons of kids, the place was overcrowded then our visit wasn't enjoyed, for us it was a boring view of backs and heads of hectic people instead the pristine blue waters and their inhabitants. So, try it, but avoid those kind of celebrations dates as Easter is, otherwise your conclusion will be that the expensive tickets price is too much for almost nothing.
3-15 children £18.00
We spent an enjoyable morning down amongst the sealife of London.
The buliding itself is down amongst the depths and so maybe leave this trip for a rainiy day, as you don't see any sunlight until you are back on the South bank again.
The fish are great to look at, and you get three floors of different views of the main tank. Plenty of small sharks and rays.
One big tip would be to try and travel by train. This gets you a 2 for 1 offer on adult prices. The on the door full price is mighty expensive at £20 each.
Going towards the London Eye, there is the aquarium where they have many creatures from the sea and Arctic treasures. Of penguins. Most enjoyable with the little ones where there are hands on experience . As I seen these before in the States, the sharks were always the guilty ones to see.
The aquarium is located in the old County Hall which houses one of Europe's largest collection of marine life with over 500 species, 14 different themes and 2 million gallons of water over three floors. Many different species of sharks can be seen as well as plants and foliage. You cannot miss the entrance as there is a huge penguin standing outside. Check the feeding times and also there is an opportunity to Snorkel with the sharks for the ridiculous sum of £125 or £25 for a spectator.
Open daily 10 am -6 pm (Fri, Sat , Sun closes 7pm)
admission charge £17.82
or £3 extra for priority ticket to skip the queue ***
*** these bloodsuckers will think of anything for an extra few pounds.
The London aquarium is very interesting and one of my favorite places to visit in London.
It has a large selection of maritime life from the whole world and you can almost scratch the sharks behind the ears there.
I have been there with my niece who was 6 years old at the time and she loved the place to bits so it's also a very child friendly place to visit.
The location of the London aquarium is also good, near Waterloo station, right next the the London eye.
The Aquarium is a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the streets of London. There are lots and lots of interesting fish to see & at certain times of the day there are talks about the different species housed there or you may be lucky enough to be around at feeding times - amazingly, the sharks are only fed three times a week!! (Glad I'm not a shark!!) My favourite area was the touchpool, this is a large open tank where the visiting public are encouraged to put their hands in & stroke the friendly rays, I was a bit reluctant at first but once I saw that everyone else survived the experience with no loss of limbs, there was no stopping me - the rays were so cute & not at all as slimy as I thought they'd be!
On the way around the aquarium you'll find information about conservation of marine life and ways in which you can help towards protecting them. While I was there I listened to a talk about Sharks & was saddened to hear that in parts of the world they are hunted for their fins, to make shark fin soup, the sharks are caught, de-finned and then thrown into the water to drown. Apparently they are killed at such an alarming rate that it could have devastating consequences for the future of this great creature.
I printed a smartsave voucher off the internet which entitled me to 20% off the normal admission price of £15. The voucher is free to print off & can be used in a lot of London's tourist attraction for up to 6 people too! www.discountbritain.net
Apparently there are over 50 "living" displays & in excess of 350 different species at the aquarium, with some of the larger "displays" including sharks and rays.
The aquarium is one of the largest in Europe and has a nice atmosphere. There are feeding sessions of the sharks and rays where diver go in and hand feed them (the British sharks, at least!).
There are great facilities ofr disabled people - or people with buggies!
Children love it here. Indeed it is lovely - but you are not going to be inside all day so if you are a family it can be a bit expensive. There is a very well stocked shop (of course!) at the end but it can be a little pricey! Apparently 42.5p of all entrane fees will go towards conservation.
Open daily 10am - 6pm
Adult £13.25 Child (3-14) £9.75 Family ticket (2+2) £44. Discounts are available for senior citizens, students etc...
The London Aquarium is located on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London, near the London Eye.
Witness everything from the beautiful riches of the coral reefs and the Indian Ocean to the dark depths of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On your trip you will see over 350 different species including eels, sharks, piranhas, rays, jellyfish, clownfish, tangs and many more...
A place for child and adult alike. The London Aquarium is the place to be.
You can have unlimited entry when you purchase an annual card that allows you to visit the aquarium as many times as you wish in a calendar year.
This venue is part of the 2for1 scheme, where a travel card holder can take a 'guest' for free along with them.
You have to have your travel card on you though to qualify for this free ticket.
More info re a fish adoptee program, the 2for1 scheme plus some really interesting facts are found on their website!
Located on the South Bank of the River Thames, within the historic County Hall Building, the LONDON AQUARIUM is one of Europe's largest displays of aquatic life and home to over 350 species, in over 50 displays, from sharks, stingrays and clownfish to moray eels and lionfish.
Prices of admission are as follows:
Adult: 9.75 ( off peak ) 10.75 ( Peak )
Children: 6.25 ( off peak ) 7.25 ( Peak )
Students & Seniors: 7.50 ( off peak ) 8.50 ( peak )
A well put together aquarium. You can enjoy petting the rays and watching the sharks get fed. If that is a bit much for you the aquarium has a large variety of fresh and salt water fish from all over the world to see. Not as large as the ones I have seen in some states but it has a nice layout. If you want to you can adopt a fish.Check out the website for more info on that. Admission to enter is 8.75 pounds for an adult
Since I'm only a stone's throw from the San Francisco Aquarium where I live, traveling to London to view their Aquarium wasn’t in my plans. After looking at the building that houses it, plans can change, this is one of the largest aquariums in Europe.. If you’re not too fond of your traveling companion you might be able to rid yourself of them there All around the museum you will find doors to private areas. On each of them you will find a sign telling you that trespassers will be fed to the sharks.
Inside you can find hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world with over 350 exotic species on exhibit in over 50 displays. You can see sharks, watch divers hand-feeding giant conger eels, encounter a piranha feed, and stroke friendly rays and starfish. Lighting and aromas are used to enhance the visitor's enjoyment of the displays. Two enormous tanks over three floors tall depict the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans respectively. The Pacific tank contains over one million liters of water and exhibits sand tiger sharks, brown sharks, stingrays, jacks and giant groupers. If you have any questions Shark and rainforest talks are given on a daily basis.
When you enter there’s a mini which has been changed into a fish tank, they are fed through the skylight I think. There’s many breeds of fish to be seen & is one of Europe's biggest & most amazing displays of aquatic life.
There’s three levels all reached by a lift, along the wall you can tounch modal fish & there’s sounds of the sea coming from loud speakers. On the first level is the Pacific display which houses a large tank with great white sharks in, lots of people were taking pictures with their camera phones; you can also touch the skates & adopt a fish.
London Aquarium is by the London Eye and Waterloo Train Station. It faces the Themes, althrough it can be a bit chilly along the South Bank.
Prices for Peak times are:
Adults: £9.75 (£8.75 off peak)
Kids: £6.25 (£5.25 off peak)
Student: £7.50 (£6.50 off peak) (applies to the unemployed)
Family: £29 (£25 off peak)