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Sea Life London Aquarium

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Address: Westminster Bridge Road | County Hall, London SE1 7PB, England
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Let your imagination soar as you explore the wonderful riches of underwater...

Let your imagination soar as you explore the wonderful riches of underwater life, from the beautiful coral reefs of the Indian Ocean to the dark, mysterious depths of the Atlantic and Pacific.

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We went as a package ticket and it was worth the price paid, only downfall is the 40 minute queque outside to exchange the prepaid tickets to sea life tickets. The aquarium itself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went as a package ticket and it was worth the price paid, only downfall is the 40 minute queque outside to exchange the prepaid tickets to sea life tickets. The aquarium itself was very good and one of the best we have visited. Would recommend if you are visiting the city.

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Thank Diane B
Surrey, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We did with every belief that we would be able to visit two in one day. After very long queues to see our first venue, Shrek World, we were then told that we would have to queue again for Sea Life. Unfortunately, whilst we did queue, it was so busy that we could not get in on that day and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited here as part of a discounted ticket to see several attractions in London. There was some impressive shark tanks along with the penguin encloser wich was a highlight. We waited in a cue for over half an hour to get in and of we had paid on the day it would have cost myself and my partner £51... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the aquarium as part of a birthday trip into London. We booked online and walked straight into the aquarium with no queues. There was one school party of about 7 year old children and a few young families as well as a couple of young couples and that was it! The exhibits were clean and generally well lit... More 

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Thank steph252016
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thankfully myself and daughter had a voucher 2 for the price of one. If we had paid £51 for this experience we would have felt thoroughly robbed. We enjoyed our 90 minutes there and was hoping to buy a fridge magnet, however they only had tacky ones available for £3.99 - needless to say I left without buying one.

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Thank SportyLorna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good aquarium, we spent 5 hours there and enjoyed every minuite! The Gentoo penguins are a definite highlight and their enclosure is very good. There is so much to see and you can see the turtle and shark tanks from differnet levels. Almost all the tanks are free from algae so there is nice clear views of the animals.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to say about this- it was disappointing from start to finish. Luckily we had the 241 ticket voucher which softened the blow but I would have been annoyed if I had paid full ticket price for this. The place is in need of a makeover and a lot of the tanks were disappointing. I do really enjoy sea... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A good trip. Wish we'd had longer there so we could have seen more of the feed times/talks. My kids 14/11 really enjoyed the day so that more than makes up for any shortcomings. Timed tickets seemed like a good idea but offers less flexibility and we didn't know that when we booked to go to the dungeons just along... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited early on a Sunday morning so there were no queues. There were so many types of fish, sharks, turtles, jellyfish etc and really cute penguins. We also got to touch a starfish. Only took an hour to walk round, which was probably because it was so quiet. Would recommend to get your tickets with your tesco clubcard vouchers.

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Armadale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Without wanting to spoil anything, I really enjoyed the sealife centre from the minute I walked through the door! Lots of different types of sea creatures and many things to read and interact with on the way. Little disappointed that there was nowhere to get some food inside. But that's more a personal thing coz I like my food. Lol.... More 

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