Sea Life London is located on the Thames near the London Eye. The building that once housed London’s city council now houses a stunning aquarium with three levels where sharks and stingrays can be viewed from above. In addition, there are over 600 species to view, including a number of rare specimens. A 25-metre transparent tunnel runs through a tropical ocean environment where the fish and other sea creatures seem to swim around you.
It is not the largest aquarium in existence, but the educational exhibits make it very special. There are 17 themed zones for different oceans, climates and aquatic environments: from an impressive coral reef to a jellyfish experience.
what is there to see?
here you travel to the frozen ends of Antarctica and meet the Gentoo Penguin colony
here you step into Britain’s largest jellyfish experience, an interactive experience through 3 unique zones
here you’ll dive into an awe-inspiring underwater oasis and wave your fins at Britain’s largest coral reef
if you’ve always wanted to pet a starfish or tickle a sea anemone, now’s your chance
most days Sea Life is open from 10am – 4pm, but there are exceptions. Look here for the correct opening hours.
how do you get there?
Waterloo underground station is the closest. From here it is about a 5 minute walk (follow signs South Bank).
Embankment and Charing Cross are also not far away, these are on the other side of the Thames. From these stations it is about a 10-15 minute walk via the Hungerford Bridge.