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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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Stunning place to visit

The kids enjoyed the place more than usual because it was their first time in an aquarium especially the big pool with the sharks. must go there

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The kids enjoyed the place more than usual because it was their first time in an aquarium especially the big pool with the sharks. must go there

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

£24 each for a ticket. The fish in the aquarium were interesting at first, but walking through the aquarium quickly got repetitive. You'd at least expect the walk to be 2 hours. We got out in a short 1 hour. So in summary it was a poor value for money experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great day and would recommend a visit. Good array of sea life presented in an interesting way. Plenty of sharks and always nice to see penguins. Was not too overcrowded which is nice.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 3 hours at least in this place, and if you so much interested in sea life you can spend even more! I would suggest to do some shows and to enhance the air condition in some places.

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

Dear Mohammad 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. It takes time and trouble to write feedback, and it is very important to us to hear what our guests... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the aquarium quite expensive for the amount of time it takes to go around, we were around in just under 2 hours. It was busy which, as it is school holidays, was to be expected. We found the staff to be very friendly and always willing to help with a smile. The variety of fish, sharks and rays... More 

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

Dear Chris E, 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... More 

Elsenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As previous posters have all said, It is quite expensive for what you get. Me and my girlfriend traveled by train to get to London and thus used the 2 for 1 promotion offered. Which still cost over £20 to enter. We went on a busy saturday which didn't help either. Good points. The main highlight is obviously the Shark... More 

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Thank Danreds18
MSLLA, Guest Services Coordinator at Sea Life London Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear Danreds18, 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 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For a very expensive aquarium I found the whole experience over-crowded and disappointing. Since there is only one route around the aquarium the movement of the crowd is very slow resulting in a quite unpleasant experience. While the exhibits themselves are ok (not the best of any aquarium I've seen), they are small. With all the other amazing attractions in... More 

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

Dear Siobhan1311, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a Saturday afternoon, just walked to the place from a hotel nearby, without any advance booking. We stood in line for about 10-15 minutes and then went in. This is a great aquarium, with several large tanks, plus the usual tunnel with sharks, stingrays, other big and small fish, several smaller tanks with more exotic and colorful... More 

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

Dear MaxV_96, 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. It takes time and trouble to write feedback, and it is very important to us to hear what our guests think.... More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little overpriced for what it is. I don't know how people can spend there all day. It's small and we were done in 2 hours. Definitely nothing compare others we saw abroad. We had few hours to kill before our train otherwise we wouldn't go.

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

Dear Marina B, 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... More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss the 'behind the scenes tour'. We learnt so much - who knew that starfish get stressed?! Our tour guide (Hannah) was excellent - knowledgeable, friendly, patient. It took about 50 mins and was well worth it. Went back into the aquarium seeing the fish in a different light. Excellent day out.

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

Dear HannahC642, 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, particularly the Behind the Scenes Tour. It takes time and trouble to write feedback, and it is very important to us... More 

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