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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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US$ 24.75*
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Skip the Line: Sea Life London Aquarium
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US$ 30.46*
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Sea Life London Aquarium: VIP Behind the Scenes Tour
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US$ 53.30*
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SeaLife London Aquarium with Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

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Lovely half term activity. Merlin pass visit.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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115 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I will preface my review by stating that one should support their local aquarim which do a tremendous job in preservation of sea critters. Now with respect to the Sea Life London, I was a bit disappointed, London being a world class city, I was expecting more. That said we have been spoiled by visiting the Toronto Aquarium, which is... More 

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Thank Eduardo G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to London aquarium a week ago and was rather disappointed. It was very busy and the lack of aquatic creatures made it difficult to fully enjoy it. One positive thing was the penguins as you could get very close to them and get good pictures.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother and I know a lot about fish so we really wanted to go there. We loved it, my 4 year old sister loved it, my mom loved it and even my dad who wasn't sure if he wanted to do it. It was the biggest aquarium I've ever been to and there was adventure everywhere you turned! The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok me and my partner visited in half term and yes it took around 20 minutes to get in. We had booked an online slot, but hadn't appreciated that half term was earlier this year. The staff did their best to get us in, although the London Dungeon queue snaked through the middle of the aquarium queue and caused congestion.... More 

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