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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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+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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$24.75*
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Sea Life London Aquarium: VIP Behind the Scenes Tour
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SeaLife London Aquarium with Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

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I went with my wife to Sea Life London Aquarium as we both were likes sea life... we felt good but they have done the place better .... there was only one Big Aquarium which we... read more

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Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This place sucks. I've been wanting to go for so long but it was just a stressful experience. I know businesses can't really account for rude tourists, but the organization of how you're filtered though the aquarium is terrible. And I just got the sense at every tank I looked at that the environment was the wrong size, the fish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I went with my wife to Sea Life London Aquarium as we both were likes sea life... we felt good but they have done the place better .... there was only one Big Aquarium which we will from different place ... and few penguins hardly 3 to 5 ...only one good this we were able to see few sharkes... expected... More 

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Thank nsujay
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Payed a lot of money for something that didn't deliver the queuing with young one's was a very long time about 1 hour 30 minutes in the rain and wind for tickets that booked and paid for only needed to be picked up and the trip through the aquarium was a bit of a crush not too good for young... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was a really lovely walk around very interesting and so much to see, the Sharks and sea turtle were amazing! But I would probably wait until the new section at the end is done as its a fair walk through with nothing to see apart from white curtain and is a bit of a downer on the original ambiance of... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 4 year old daughter and I visited with our Merlin Premium passes in half term. Don't believe the website when it tells you passholders need to pay £1 each to book a time slot, after joining the queue an employee came round asking for passholders and ushered us straight in! The aquarium itself is well laid out with a... More 

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Thank Amy K
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was to be honest a little bit disappointed with our visit it wasn't quite what we had expected having visited other sea life aquariums. It was very busy which made it hard to keep an eye on the children let alone see any sea life I thought it was very overpriced I fully understand that the aquarium is important as... More 

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Thank rach2311
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids wanted to visited and really enjoyed it. We have visited the one local to us and we didn't like it. But kids did like this one. Some is closed due to renovation but they have reduced the tickets. Small queue and was in within 10mins. Kids liked the shark and string rays. The walk way tunnel isn't as large... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not cheap but simply fantastic! Well organized, very helpful staff and so much to see and experience. Defiantly one of the highlights from the recent trip to London.

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest it wasnt what I was expecting only penguins and sharks are very attractive,other is like aquarium in Galway,we had luck , it wasnt too busy so we could see all the animals - kids have enjoyed

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Ashkelon, Israel
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not such an interesting place to be honest, and even a little bit waste of time. You can do other things at this time. For those who like the real sea world and aquarium I think the big name will come with a big disapointment. I was at the Aquarium in Barcelona and it's 100 times better from this place!

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