Mon-Fri & Sunday : 10am to 5pm (last entry)
Sat: 9:30am-6pm (Last Entry)
Extended Opening times: 9:30am-6pm (Last Entry)
The SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 SEA LIFE attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor.
The mysterious experience, spread over three floors, starts by taking a submarine style lift to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the journey, a stunning glass tunnel walkway offers guests an unforgettable experience by strolling underneath a Tropical Ocean. There is plenty of interaction along the way, from feeding the Stingrays and watching diving displays to touch pools and discovery zones. Other stars of the show include Green Turtles, Seahorses, Octopus, Zebra Sharks and the ever popular Clown Fish. The true highlight however, commences as guests complete their journey in the deeper darker zone of the Pacific Ocean - take a walk on the wild side and watch 10 species of Shark swim beneath your feet from a suspended glass platform.
Get up close and personal in ‘Rainforests of the World’: with over 3000 of the rainforests’ most famous and feared residents from a pair of 6 ft West African Dwarf Crocodiles to a family of highly toxic Poison Arrow Frogs and over 30 lethal piranhas!
Travel to the frozen extremities of the Antarctic and experience life with a family of real Gentoo Penguins! As the temperature drops visitors journey through an icy landscape full of fun interactive features. Look at the world through snow goggles, run your hands along a wall of real ice or dip your hands into freezing touch pools. Guests can even get a taste of polar “White Out” training as they explore a recreation of a remote ice station complete with authentic equipment donated by leading science and research organisation British Antarctic Survey*. When they arrive in the Penguin viewing ice cave, visitors will get a direct window into the habitat of the magical Gentoo Penguin, both above and below land. As they dive beneath the water and play in their carefully created new home complete with real ice, guests will discover the challenges of life in the most inhospitable landscape on earth and the dangers its inhabitants face. They will also be able to meet some other Antarctic dwellers - a trio of Japanese Spider Crabs.
Shark Reef Encounter
One of the most popular and dramatic displays at SEA LIFE London Aquarium is the revamped Shark reef. Encounter sinister Sand Tiger Sharks, Bow Mouths, Black Tips and Grey Reefs (and a shoal of less menacing fish to keep them company!). It’s as close as you can be to these fascinating and eerie creatures of the deep without getting wet!
Claws at the Aquarium
CLAWS will bring together a spectacular collection of the “B-movie monsters” of the marine world, from the gigantic Japanese Spider crab (which can grow to 12 feet long) and the colourful Rainbow crab to the humble blue lobster (they only go pink if they’re cooked!).
Built like miniature armoured tanks, these powerful crusty creatures of the deep are natural warriors and guests can inspect them at close quarters in a newly themed area featuring quirky displays designed to resemble giant crabs.
A mechanical model shows the workings of a crab’s claw and interactive features enable guests to feel the textures of their shells. Specially created ‘B-Movie’ style displays add to the fun, including low and pop-up windows allowing visitors to examine these alien like animals from every angle. Add in fun, informative graphics and vibrant theming and you have a monster new addition to one of London’s most popular attractions.
SEA LIFE London Aquarium, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
Nearest Train Station: Waterloo East
Nearest Underground: Westminster or Waterloo
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