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Sea Life London Aquarium

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Address: County Hall 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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Price ok but wouldnt return

I brought a ticket online for me and my daughter which was well priced. If you think pre-buying would get you in quicker, think again, We still had to queue up for at least 20... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mflint5
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Chatteris, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We used our merlin passes and considering this is a big London aquarium it's lacklustre and the same as every other sealife resort. Rock pool was touch a star fish leg, no cleaning shrimp and no crabs as seen in other resorts. Disappointing. Ushered through a lot at the end as resort started closing 30 minutes before hand and so... More 

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Chatteris, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I brought a ticket online for me and my daughter which was well priced. If you think pre-buying would get you in quicker, think again, We still had to queue up for at least 20 mins when we got in there. Although I expected it to be busy as it was School Holidays, I found it was TOO busy and... More 

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Thank Mflint5
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been to this a few times with the kids and each time gets disappointing. Todays adventure was the worse yet and i can safely say i won't be going back. Grubby, crammed, sweaty and filled with damaged walkways and halls. Still no real help or assistance with the stairs. A constant vomit in throat smell of spicy bad boy odour... More 

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Thank mark g
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10 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to a few aquariums and I expected more from this with it being in London. We had walked around the entire thing within half an hour, there wasn't really much to see at all... tanks were quite small and seemed very overcrowded which was actually quite sad. Definitely not worth the expensive price!

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Thank Lauren F
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it was a great summer visit. lots of different fish to look at. the large aquarium in the centre is a joy full of large sharks/turtles/etc. they also got penguins at the end which they never used to.

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Thank JUPPAL74
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day here with the family this week . The staff were really friendly when we got there and very helpful when we wasn't sure where we were going . One thing they need to look at was that the fire alarms went off whilst we were in the middle of the centre , we did not... More 

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Thank ClaireMichelleW
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful few hours here with the kids. They loved looking at all the different fish. Particularly the sharks and penguins. It can get busy in certain areas and you can't always see the penguin exhibition for instance as its set up down a smallish corridor layout that bends round. We couldn't find space to see them being fed.... More 

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Thank GlobeTrotter
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A Good variety of fish. There was Lots of information throughout the aquarium , about the different species of fishes around the aquarium. It Was okay not much interaction. The Staff were helpful. There were Plenty of viewing areas to see the fish and take pictures.

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Thank Amy C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the London Aquarium. Had previously visited Birminghams Aquarium and enjoyed that and this one is even better. Was really impressed, when after my 8 year old had taken the time to listen to one of the staff give a talk about coral reefs and had stayed all the way through, (while other people had come... More 

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Thank SarahAbbotsLangley
Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid £42 for myself, partner and daughter to get in as we had a 2 for 1 offer. In and out in just over an hour. Daughter enjoyed it but £24 a ticket is absolutely disgusting.

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