What To Expect
There's a lot going on beneath the surface at SEA LIFE London Aquarium and now you can team up with our expert aquarist guides to go deep behind the scenes and discover how we care for over 600 marine and fresh-water species. You'll have privileged access to the working areas usually closed to the public where you can learn about our extensive breeding, research and conservation programs and see how the fish food is prepared and even help out at feeding time!
So, if you want an even deeper experience, immerse yourself in our Behind the Scenes tour.
With your priority entrance ticket, you can spend the rest of your time discovering the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium! Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from Gentoo Penguins to tropical sharks. To get any closer you'll have to get wet!
One of the most popular and dramatic displays at SEA LIFE London Aquarium is the revamped shark reef. Encounter sinister Sand Tiger sharks, Bow Mouths, Black Tips and Grey Reefs (and a shoal of less menacing fish to keep them company)! It's as close as you can be to these fascinating and eerie creatures of the deep without getting wet!
CLAWS will bring together a spectacular collection of the "B-movie monsters" of the marine world, from the gigantic Japanese Spider crab (which can grow to 12 feet long) and the colorful Rainbow crab to the humble blue lobster (they only go pink if they're cooked!). Built like miniature armored tanks, these powerful crusty creatures of the deep are natural warriors and guests can inspect them at close quarters in a newly themed area featuring quirky displays designed to resemble giant crabs.
A mechanical model shows the workings of a crab's claw and interactive features enable guests to feel the textures of their shells. Specially created B-Movie style displays add to the fun, including low and pop-up windows allowing visitors to examine these alien like animals from every angle. Add in fun, informative graphics and vibrant theming and you have a monster new addition to one of London's most popular attractions.
Explore a lost temple and peer through a tangle of roots and vines to find the mysterious sea dragons, the curious alligator pipefish and the vivid yellow seahorses. Guests can watch these mystical creatures and learn interesting facts about them.
Not only will all guests have a fun and interactive experience, SEA LIFE London Aquarium provides the UK with a leading center of excellence on marine management, conservation, preservation and education in the heart of the capital.
In addition to fostering conservation through enhanced awareness, SEA LIFE regularly makes a more direct contribution towards conservation and marine animal welfare.
Frozen Planet at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Experience the magical polar ice worlds of BBC Earth's epic natural history series: Frozen Planet. Using Augmented reality, follow in the footsteps of the BBC's film crews and encounter polar bears and killer whales in the icy wilderness. Frozen Planet: Face to Face uses the latest entertainment technology to take visitors above and beneath the ice through spectacular polar landscapes in a re-voiced interactive walk-through experience. Get an opportunity to record and take photos of your close encounters and share with friends and family after the visit!
Penguin Point Experience (Late May 2016)
SEA LIFE London Aquarium is reopening Penguin Point, a state-of-the-art viewing and learning experience complete with a colony of Gentoo penguins in an enlarged and carefully designed enclosure. Get a fascinating insight into the habitat and behavior of penguins and discover how to aid in conserving their environment.
See thousands of sea creatures in over 2 million liters of water.
Discover over 500 species from every part of the world.
See more than 40 sharks from 12 different species.
Explore Shark Reef Encounter and brave the Shark Walk.
Enjoy over 65 displays, filled with 30 species of plants and foliage.
Visit 14 themed zones over 3 floors.
Interact with the animals at our interactive public feeding, diving displays and touch pools.
Weekdays and off-peak times
10:00 to 19:00 (last entry 18:00)
Weekends and peak times
09:00 to 19:00 (last entry 18:00)
Behind the Scenes tour
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Priority Access does not guarantee immediate entry and means that pre-booked guests are given priority over other guests who buy their ticket on the day. Queuing may be needed in line with the capacity of the attraction and can be quite long during busy holiday periods.
Children below 3 years old are free of charge. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
*You may choose your visit date any time until expiry indicated in voucher.
On average it will take you 1.5 to 2 hours to enjoy the full experience of SEA LIFE London Aquarium.
The maximum capacity per behind the scene tour is 15 people.
Flash photography and the use of tripods are not permitted.
The London Aquarium has full disabled access to all areas of the attraction.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 hours 30 minutes
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