Sea Life Centre Overview

The exquisite underwater realm of SEA Life Centre London Aquarium is the home to 40 different species of marine creatures from across the world. It is one of the largest aquariums in Europe with 14 distinct themed zones that preserve the aquatic animals in their natural habitat. The aquarium hosts fun events and educational programs that teach around 40,000 schoolchildren every year about topics like aquatic breeding. It also works with conservation organisations to safeguard the wellness of marine biodiversity.

Sea Life Centre London Aquarium, located on the ground floor of County Hall on the banks of the river Thames, is a family-friendly tourist attraction that receives about 1 million visitors every year. It is the safe haven of underwater sea creatures and other marine animals since they are preserved and nurtured in their natural habitat. The aquarium rose to popularity in 2005 when it displayed three robotic fish that could swim around and cross the obstacles like real fish. It is divided into 14 different themed zones that are home to an array of fishes like sharks, jellyfish, clownfish, turtles, coral reefs, and octopuses. Explore this aquatic wonder with our Europe packages from India.

You can witness a multitude of tropical fish like Stingrays and Cownose Rays at the Open Ocean Zone, tickle a starfish at the Rockpool Explorer Zone, experience a close encounter with the sharks at the Shipwreck zone or spot ray fishes at the Ray lagoon zone. The aquarium also hosts fun events like the Pirate Treasure Hunt for people of all ages in which the participants have to find the lost treasure that is hidden around the aquarium. It has two classrooms themed like the conservation campaigns supported by the zoo to organize education programs for school students and the general public.


• Walk through the underground Ocean Tunnel and get up close with exotic sea creatures like grisly sharks, octopus, vibrant coral reefs, colourful clownfish and sea turtles.
• Witness UK’s largest coral reef and its inhabitants in the Coral Kingdom, marvel at the fascinating jellyfish at the Ocean Invaders and meet rare sea dragons and seahorses at the Seahorse Kingdom.
• Take a tour around the Rainforest Adventure zone to experience the hot and humid rainforests that are home to some spectacular aquatic animals.
• Visit the Polar Adventure zone, meet the Gentoo Penguins and watch them have fun sliding down the ice patches on their bellies and taking turns to dive into the ocean. 
• Watch the majestic creatures of the Pacific sea empire by walking on the Shark Walk glass window. 

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Sea Life Centre FAQs

How long does it take to go around Sea Life London?

It will take you around 1 to 1.5 hours to explore Sea Life London. However, you have a choice to stay longer and enjoy this underwater world. If you are arriving without prior booking, you might need some extra time for the booking formalities.

How big is the Sea Life Aquarium?

Sea Life London Aquarium is home to around 500 underwater species, and it has a total tank volume of approximately 2,000,000 litres.

Is the Sea Life London Aquarium suitable for children?

Yes. Sea Life London aquarium is accessible for people of all age groups. The place has several exhibits which are perfectly suitable for inquisitive young kids. The aquarium is majorly aimed at families that have 4 to 10 years old kids. If your little one is a curious bird, you can let him spend his time in the Interactive Rockpool Zone.

What is new at Sea Life London aquarium?

The Sea Life London Aquarium has moved two giant Beluga whales from around 6000 miles across the globe. If you want to witness these whales, plan your visit to the aquarium and spend a day full of adventure and fun.

What is the Sea Life London Aquarium?

Sea Life London Aquarium is home to Europe's most extensive underwater collection. This place provides an ideal opportunity for all the explorers to admire marine life for a day. From sharks to shrimp and crocodiles, the aquarium has a wide variety of aquatic species covered within itself. If you want to delve deeper into marine life and its conservation, you can listen to one of its sea life experts during interactive sessions and talks.

What is inside the Sea Life London Aquarium?

Sea Life London aquarium has successfully preserved one of Europe's largest collections of marine life. The place is home to bountiful sea creatures including shrimps, sharks, Green Sea turtles, and Gentoo Penguins. The aquarium has a cooperative staff which will leave no stone unturned in introducing you with the aquatic world.

Which items cannot be taken into Sea Life London Aquarium?

Here is a compiled list of articles which are prohibited inside the Sea Life London Aquarium:

1. Scissors
2. Tripods
3. Motorcycle Helmets
4. Alcohol
5. Drugs
6. Knives
7. Rollerblades
8. Skateboards
9. Replica Guns
10. Metal nail files

 Apart from the aforementioned articles, you also can't carry eatables within the premises of the aquarium. Certain types of photography and film equipment are also prohibited here.

Where can I buy food and drink?

Sea Life London aquarium doesn't have any in-house cafe or restaurant. The property has also restricted the visitors from carrying any eatables inside the premises. However, you can use their vending machine and polar point refreshments for buying snacks and drinks. You can also find several food joints and restaurants nearby where you can relish a sumptuous lunch before the aquarium visit.

Can I bring a camera?

Yes, you can bring your own cameras to take the memories of sea creatures on your way back home. However, you are not permitted to do flash photography as it might harm the creatures. The aquarium has also prohibited the use of tripods, and if someone still wishes to use it, they need to get prior approval from the press team.

What sharks can be found at Sea Life London Aquarium?

Sea Life London Aquarium has a huge variety of sharks in its reserve. Sand Tiger Shark, Black Tip Reef Shark, and Nurse Shark are some of the most popular sharks that can be found here.

Sea Life Centre Reviews

Jeevan Singri
Reviewed: 06 May 2022
Took my kids to this amazing aquarium and witnessed a variety of sea life. They also have 14 interactive themed zones and live feeding sessions. My kids loved it and all the credit goes to Thrillophilia for this!
Girika Prajapat
Reviewed: 05 May 2022
Since we were visiting with children, a friend of ours recommended that we take a tour of the London Aquarium. We were browsing through the tickets online, and came across Thrillophilia’s fantastic discounted tickets. We were also really happy with how easy the booking experience was.
Kumar Nambeesan
Reviewed: 19 Jan 2020
Happy to see the cheerful and beautiful marine creatures. Thanks to Thrillophilia!
Gobinda Asan
Reviewed: 22 Jan 2020
My entire family enjoyed greatly at the aquarium which turned out to be really fun-filled and joyous. Thumbs us!
Anjali Prajapat
Reviewed: 21 Jan 2020
Amazing experience with different Theme Parks. Once in a life experience it was. Must visit once if you are in London.

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