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Sea Life London Aquarium

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Address: Westminster Bridge Road | County Hall, London SE1 7PB, England
Phone Number: +44 871 663 1678
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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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$25*
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Skip the Line: Sea Life London Aquarium
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Sea Life London Aquarium: VIP Behind the Scenes Tour
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$56*
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SeaLife London Aquarium with Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

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Great place to visit

Suitable for all ages the London Aquarium has many different species of fish in differing zones. More exciting than this however, were the penguins which can be viewed swimming or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lucy P
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Suitable for all ages the London Aquarium has many different species of fish in differing zones. More exciting than this however, were the penguins which can be viewed swimming or on land. Takes a couple of hours to get round, the price is a bit steep but Tesco Clubcard vouchers can be used if ordered in advance.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went their a few years ago and certainly the polar bit in the end is new. Still enough to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours. Would like to try the behind the scenes tour once.

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Mellieha, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No que to get in if you book online and prints off your tickets. Jaw dropping from the start. There is so much to see. Room after room of exhibits. There is a huge shark tank which is the central exhibit and the penguins are quite cute. You should visit if fish are your thing

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MSLLA, Guest Services Coordinator at Sea Life London Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear MaltesePhil, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Thank you for your comments; it was a pleasure to read. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you found our variety of creatures so interesting. It takes time and trouble to write feedback, and it is... More 

Aberdeenshire , Scotland
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked as part of a multi attraction ticket including Madame Tussauds, London Eye & Shrek Adventure all for £55. Great value

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here today and had a lovely time here looking at all of the sea life. It is a Very big aquarium and there are lots of types of fish to look at and take pictures of. There are sea life shows scheduled at different times which are shown on posters around the aquarium, we watched... More 

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MSLLA, Guest Services Coordinator at Sea Life London Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear leannechignell17, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Thank you for your comments; it was a pleasure to read. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and enjoyed watching some of the talks and feeds. It takes time and trouble to write feedback, and it is very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's ok. A little overpriced for what it is. Once you've seen one fish tank you've seen them all. We did like seeing the giant Ray fish and the Penguins.

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Thank ClareRees
MSLLA, Guest Services Coordinator at Sea Life London Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear ClareRees, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. I would like to reassure you that we take all of our guest’s comments very seriously and that your concerns are very important to us. I do apologise if you feel that the admission pricing was not representative of the experience inside... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love zoos and aquariums. I make it a point to visit as many as I can any time I visit a new place. I really enjoyed the London aquarium. The walk ways were huge and you can get close to the sea life. There is a nice kid section with a touch tank.

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Thank Shady W
MSLLA, Guest Services Coordinator at Sea Life London Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear Shady W, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Thank you for your comments; it was a pleasure to read. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and the Rock Pool. It takes time and trouble to write feedback, and it is very important to us to... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

OK so it was an aquarium and so it had fish in it. But it didn't have much else. Some penguins you couldnt see because the place was so full of children on school trips. The odd starfish and/or sea anenome and/or lobster but not much else. Even the majority of the fish were fairly common ones, to be seen... More 

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MSLLA, Guest Services Coordinator at Sea Life London Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear mixmix101, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. I would like to reassure you that we take all of our guest’s comments very seriously and that your comments are very important to us. Firstly, please allow us to apologise that your day with us did not live up to your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit was interesting, with lots of fish and sea life to watch and observe. The inside is dark with a little light, the smell was strong. Except a long queue.

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MSLLA, Guest Services Coordinator at Sea Life London Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear hala a, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Thank you for your comments; it was a pleasure to read. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and spent some time observing the creatures. It takes time and trouble to write feedback, and it is very important... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We saved on ticket prices by ordering online the night before. This aquarium was great and well laid out around two huge tanks which housed sharks and green sea turtles. This meant that you could see them from different angles as you walked around the aquarium. There are signs which tell you about the fish and the regions they inhabit,... More 

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MSLLA, Guest Services Coordinator at Sea Life London Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear Cassandra A, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Thank you for your comments; it was a pleasure to read. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, especially the Sharks and the Turtles. It takes time and trouble to write feedback, and it is very important to... More 

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