SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium tour

The SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium is a public aquarium located inside the London Eye on the South Bank of the River Thames in central London, England.

The SEA LIFE Centre has displays of British and tropical marine and freshwater fish species; sharks; stingrays & turtles and a coral reef with hundreds of different corals and more than 1,000 creatures including eels, leopard sharks and lionfish. There are also daily talks from conservation experts as well as feeding shows where visitors learn about endangered species from around the world.

SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium tour
SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium tour

The aquarium has several displays

The Cold Water Quest is an underwater walkthrough with sharks, stingrays and turtles. It was made by Merlin Entertainments in conjunction with the Sea Life Centres. The attraction features penguins in a frozen habitat, described as “Britain’s coldest experience”. Visitors can interact with multiple giant touch screens that show different sea life. A simulation of sea water allows visitors to learn about marine conservation through games and quizzes. Coral Creepers are scientists who wear bottom dwelling creatures on their heads to educate children about sea life. There are three different types of coral creepers at London SEA LIFE centre including corals, lobsters & clownfish.

Does sea life London have penguins?

YES! Penguin Point is a walkthrough exhibit that opened in 2017. It houses a colony of Humboldt penguins and their new home was designed by the same team who built the five-star Monty’s restaurant . Penguin Point has three sections, including a rocky coastline with large windows to view sand divers from above, a dark area, and the world’s first underwater viewing tunnel.

How long do you need at Sea Life London?

You could spend hours at this place! If you are visiting with younger children or you want to make sure they don’t get bored, I recommend coming on an off peak day (not during school holidays). The aquarium is open all year round except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

How long does it take to get through Sea Life Aquarium?

It depends how you plan to spend your time there. Personally, I recommend looking around Penguins Point, Penguin Point and the Underwater Tunnel first. Spend the rest of your time doing interactive games in Coral Creepers, touching sharks & turtles at Stingrays Rock or exploring Sharks Realm.

How long can you stay at SEA LIFE?

You can stay as long as you want, but my advice is to leave a few hours after the busy periods. Around 12pm and 2pm each weekday there is a massive influx of school children visiting so don’t come during these times!

Is SEA LIFE Aquarium indoors?

Yes, you can visit the SEA LIFE in all weathers.

How long is the SEA LIFE tour?

The SEA LIFE Centre London Aquarium has two levels and each level will take you about half an hour to get around, depending on how much time you spend watching feeding shows. There is only one way in and out of the attraction (except swimming!) so don’t forget your ticket.

Is the SEA LIFE tour suitable for wheelchair users?

There is a lift inside the building and it is accessible for wheelchair users. There is no disabled toilet on site, but there is one at the Anchor Terrace nearby.

Is Sea Life London Ethical?

SEA LIFE aim to conserve and protect all sea life and they do this through educational tours, feeding shows and campaigns. They work hard to help reduce the threats facing our seas today such as climate change, plastic pollution and fisheries mismanagement.

How long does it take to walk through the aquarium?

Depending on how fast you walk, it will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. If you are visiting with children I recommend setting time aside for feeding shows and interactive games in Coral Creepers.

What can you see at London Aquarium?

There are over 8,000 animals at SEA LIFE London. Visitors can walk underwater with sharks and stingrays in Stingrays Rock. Kids will love the Deep Sea Diver plunge pool where they can swim with leafy sea dragons, sea horses, groupers and more. Cold Water Quest is an innovative new attraction that gives visitors the chance to dive into the deep ocean. Penguin Point is home to Humboldt penguins in a walk-through exhibit that was designed by the same team who built Monty’s five-star restaurant in London . There are giant green sea turtles, playful otters and lovable sealions in Seal Bay. Doing feeding shows throughout the day, Penguins will waddle about their home and there’s even a life-sized model of the world’s deadliest spider, the Sydney funnel-web.

How much does sea life Aquarium cost?

This prices checked for 2021 and you can buy tickets here.

Ticket TypePrice on the day/School Holidays/Weekends
Adults
Child (3-15 yrs)$35
Student or Senior$39
Child (0-2 yrs)FREE
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