In addition to the hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from all over the world, including stingrays, sharks, piranhas and sea scorpions, the aquarium's Shark Walk allows visitors to walk over a glass platform with sharks swimming just below their feet. Californian cownose rays, which swim in synchronised formations, are another notable feature, as is a tunnel constructed from a 25m-long whale skeleton, beneath which visitors can watch a tropical ocean of fish, coral and green turtles. The Rainforests of the World area, complete with exotic vegetation and a tropical waterfall, is home to a pair of six-foot dwarf crocodiles. A crustacean invasion is coming; the aquarium's newest exhibition, 'Claws' brings together species from the gigantic Japanese Spider crab (which can grow to 12 feet long) to the humble blue lobster (apparently they aren't pink until they are cooked). Guests can see the crabs from all angles in the new crawl-through tunnel and discover how these armored creatures’ function with at the giant mechanical claw.
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
|Venue name:||SEA LIFE London Aquarium||Contact:|
Westminster Bridge Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 10am-7pm (last adm 6pm); Jul 20-Sep 1, Oct 26-Nov 3 Mon-Sun 10am-8pm (last adm 7pm)|
|Price:||£20.70; £15 3-15s; free under-3s; £64.26 family (2 adults + 2 children)|
Average User Rating
2.7 / 5
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- 1 star:3
Very very fun the aquarium is.It has loads of amazing animalls.Its very fun when you get to tuch a star fish and a crab!Plus if you go to the London zoo it is very cold in the winter so you should go to the London aquarium in the winter.
overpriced tourist trap-avoid and go to London zoo instead. shuffle around in tight corridors and end up in the shop of all places, couldn't wait to get out!
We went for my housemates 21st birthday, were allowed to touch starfish and anemones also given stickers.
I loved the `rays`.....they were really sweet, not what i imagined, very inquisitive ....Sea horses have to be another firm favourite.....but unfortunatly for larger animals i feel the tanks vast as they are still need to be a lot bigger and I also feel that these wild animals should maybe be left in the wild....to be free , not to be gawped at by 100s people daily......We got a 2-4-1 offer off peak rate so it wasnt too expensive. The penguins looked really `hacked off` standing there with the painted scene of the arctic? in the background......i felt they really should`nt be there!! a member of staff commented that the penguins were the main attraction so no chance of those guys getting their freedom soon then....i really dont know now where i stand in this day & age about Zoos, unless its `vital conservation` and even so species will come and go through the ages as they`ve always done so. ...similar stuff around circus`s...who now have Very few animals as acts......a sign of changing consciousness
Do yourself a favour, give it a miss and go somewhere else like London Zoo (same price but much more variety and pleasanter) or the Museums (free). This place is overpriced, over-rated and a blight on the landscape. £70 to for a family to queue up for an hour then get shuffled around quickly looking at fish in glass tanks.
rather expensive, but definitely fascinating, especially the giant sea turtle, the sharks and the underwater tunnel.