When visiting the United Kingdom, a visit to the world famous city of London is absolutely a must! The capital of Great Britain has a lot to offer and one of the best attractions is the London Sea Life Aquarium.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Sharks in London AcquariumCredit: SouthBankLondon.comSea Life London Aquarium is home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life. They show more than thousands of creatures, 500 species of sea life from every part of the world, like for instance starfish, rays, sea turtles, sea horses, over 40 sharks from 12 different species, more than 2 million liters of water and 14 themed zones over 3 floors. In 2010 London Aquarium launched a new zone, which is called Rainforests of the World.

The Shark Walk is one of the spots you have to see in the aquarium. You can watch various species of sharks swim beneath your feet from a suspended glass platform.


The Sea Life Aquarium is located on the South Bank of the river Thames and you can find the attraction within the county hall building. The aquarium is right next to the London Eye, the big ferris wheel and just a small walk from the world famous Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

There are various ways to go to the London Aquarium, but the best way to go there is by public transport.

By underground

Westminster and Waterloo are the nearest underground stations. From Westminster, take the exit onto Westminster Bridge, cross the bridge and walk towards the London Eye. From Waterloo, you should follow the exit signs to South Bank and walk towards the London Eye.

By Rail

The nearest rail station is Waterloo East. Follow the signs to South Bank and walk towards the London Eye. The Charing Cross train station is also close to Sea Life London. Take the exit for Hungerford bridge, follow the Jubilee Gardens signs and walk towards the London Eye.

By Bus

All the London sightseeing buses pick up and drop off at points close to the aquarium.

Furthermore, there are a lot of London bus services which stop in the vicinity of the Sea Life London Aquarium. The following bus lines run from and to the area: 12, 53, 59, 76, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341 or RV1. Buses 1, 4, 26, X68, 76, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 507 and 638 stop at Waterloo Road, which is just a short walk away from Sea Life.

By Car

When going by car, please be aware of the London Congestion Charge, which runs from Monday to Friday. The nearest car parks are on the South Bank at the Royal Festival Hall and the underground parking facility at Waterloo Station.

Opening Times and Admission Fee

London Sea Life AquariumCredit: madametussauds.comSea Life London Aquarium is open from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 hrs until 18:00 hrs. The last entry is at 17:00 hrs. From Friday to Sunday the aquarium closes at 19:00 hrs, while the last entry on those days is at 18:00 hrs.

Children under three years enter Sea Life London for free. Children under 16 years of age pay 12.50 GBP and adults pay 18.00 GBP. If you buy the tickets in advance via the website of Sea Life London Aquarium, then you get a 10% discount.

If you combine your trip to the Sea Life London Aquarium with other famous attractions in London, like for instance the London Eye or Madame Tussauds, then you can make a nice saving by buying combi tickets.

Besides the tickets mentioned above, Sea Life also offers Priority Entrance-, VIP Family- and After 3 PM-tickets.

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