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Sea Life London Aquarium

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Sea Life London Aquarium

KidRated’s Sea Life London Aquarium Top Tips:

  • Best for kids & teens: Ocean Tunnel is like walking under water without getting wet!
  • Best for adults: Plan your visit during feeding times
  • Top tip: Love fish? Check out other aquariums at London Zoo or the Horniman


Have your kids ever wondered what life forms exist deep down in the oceans? Do they want to get up close to a Sand Tiger shark? Then the Sea Life London Aquarium is the place for them!


With many listed as conserved and endangered, visitors can see over 500 species of marine creatures from every area of the world. The aquarium has 14 themed zones to explore, and kids can interact with animals at its touch pools, feeding pools and diving displays.


The Ocean Tunnel gives visitors the sensation of being alongside animals in the ocean and the aquarium’s Ice Adventure means everyone can experience the extreme conditions penguin live in. The courageous can even buy a ticket to go snorkelling with sharks! On offer is also a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn infinite amounts about the rare and untouchable creatures of our planet’s oceans.


In a recent survey, 96% of kids thought that Sea Dragons were mythical creatures. Luckily the London Aquarium is here to prove all those doubting kids wrong with the new Sea Dragon Kingdom. Unfortunately, the four-inch sea creatures don’t actually breathe fire, but they are pretty cool and now in the new attractions kids can learn all about them.

To make a day of it The London Eye is just next door!

Sea Life also have aquariums in Birmingham, BlackpoolBrighton, Great Yarmouth, Gweek, Hunstanton, Loch Lomond, Manchester, Scarborough, and Weymouth for those further afield 

Booking Advice: 

  • Tickets are cheaper if you chose to go in the final hour it’s open
  • Buy tickets now for discounts and fewer queues
  • Under 2s go free



County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road


How to get there:

Tube: Westminster, Waterloo
Uber boat to Waterloo Pier

Teen Verdict

Things to do, places to go for kids and teenagers - cool, academic, fun and entertaining in London and beyond with KidRated


I really loved visiting Sea Life. It was my first time at an aquarium and it really is magical. My favourite bit was definitely the Ocean Tunnel – it was like something out of a movie. It was a lot bigger than I thought it would be with so many creatures to learn about. I also liked the flow of the aquarium because they had these themed zones that made it really enjoyable.

Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • The first hour in the morning and the last couple of hours of each day are less busy and tickets are cheaper if you can arrive at these times.
  • It does get really crowded so try not to get stressed so you don’t rush through.
  • The toilets are pretty grim so use the free loos below the London Eye booking hall in County Hall before or after your visit.
  • Do talk to staff within the aquarium as they are really knowledgeable.
  • It’s hard to get decent photos of the aquatic creatures so spend more time looking without a camera.

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