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SEA LIFE London Aquarium Tickets Guide

The SEA LIFE London Aquarium is a fascinating spot for children – and adults – to learn about more than 500 species of marine animals. The aquarium opened in 1997 and was previously known as the London Aquarium. Discover over 7,000 creatures across 14 themed zones.  With unique zones such as Ocean Invaders, Rainforest Adventures, and the Coral Kingdom, there is something for everyone to explore at SEA LIFE London Aquarium. The highlight is the majestic all-glass walkway that provides splendid views of the many marine species that call the aquarium home. 
Read on to find out more about choosing the best SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets and discounts, opening times, what to see, and more. 

All Your SEA LIFE London Aquarium Tickets Options

As one of the busiest attractions in London, the SEA Life London Aquarium sees over a million visitors annually. Given its prime location that’s close to several famous London landmarks, such as the London Eye, Big Ben, Shrek’s Adventures! London, Houses of Parliament, and more, the attraction is always crowded. Due to this, the waiting line here is long and often time-consuming. Instead of booking your tickets on-site, we recommend purchasing your SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets online and in advance for an easy and seamless entry. 
There are two ticket variations to choose from — a standard entry ticket that gives you direct access to all zones of the aquarium, and combo tickets, with which you can access not only the SEA LIFE London Aquarium but also other attractions in London. 

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Combo Tickets

SEA LIFE London is home to one of the largest exhibits of marine animals in Europe. Enjoy unlimited access to all animals here and learn about what you can do to protect and conserve the rich underwater ecosystem around the world.

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SEA LIFE London Aquarium Ticket
Enjoy direct entry into the SEA Life London Aquarium and discover wonderful creatures from sea anemone and unique corals to penguins and turtles, octopus, and sharks. Enjoy a flexible cancellation policy and a 10% cashback with this ticket.
Experience the best of London’s attractions with combo tickets. Avoid the hassle of making multiple bookings and save big. These tickets offer entry to not just SEA LIFE London Aquarium, but other experiences such as Kew Gardens, Thames River Cruise, and more.. 

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  • Sea Life Tickets and 24 Hours Thames River Cruise Combo
    Indulge in two of London’s best attractions: the Sea Life London Aquarium and the Thames River. With this combo ticket, cruise on the Thames River and enjoy the aquatic wonders of the SEA LIFE London aquarium. 
  • Combo (Save 5%): Kew Gardens + SEA Life Tickets 
    Explore the botanical beauty of the Kew Gardens along with an aquatic adventure at the SEA LIFE London with this combo ticket. This ticket also incudes access to the galleries, Kew Palace, and the Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens.  

Which SEA LIFE London Aquarium Tickets Should You Go For?

Based on your needs, here is how you can pick the right ticket: 

If you are on a budget:

If you are on a budget, the standard SEA LIFE London Aquarium Ticket is your best option as it gives you direct access to all 14 themed zones of the aquarium for a low price.

If you want to explore London further:

A combo ticket is your best option when it comes to exploring London further since it allows you to save money, save time, and see more. Enjoy access to famous attractions like Kew Gardens and the Thames River Cruise along with your entry pass to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium Tickets Offer

Free Entry

Toddlers under the age of 3 can enter the aquarium for free, while children between the age of 3-15 enjoy reduced pricing.

Cashbacks and Discounts

Headout offers up to 5% discount on tickets and an additional 5% cashback after purchase.

Plan Your Visit To SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Timings

Getting There

Guideline/Facilities

What are SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s opening times?
Official aquarium timings are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last admission is at 5:00 PM) on weekdays, 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (last admission is at 6:00 PM) on Saturday, and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday (the last admission is at 5:00 PM).
On days of special events, timings may be revised. If you purchased your tickets online, the timings for your selected day will be mentioned on the confirmed ticket. If you intend to purchase them on the spot, make sure to check the official website for timings before you visit. 
When is SEA LIFE London Aquarium closed?
The aquarium is closed on Christmas Day.
What is the best time to visit SEA LIFE London Aquarium?
It is best to avoid visiting the aquarium on weekends as the location sees larger crowds. You would be better suited visiting in the mornings on weekdays. You can visit at any time during the year, however, keep in mind that the months between May to September witness larger crowds due to the holiday season. 
How long should I spend at SEA LIFE London Aquarium?
You will need an average of 90 minutes to make the most out of your SEA LIFE London Aquarium visit. 
Where is SEA LIFE London Aquarium located?
SEA LIFE London Aquarium is located within County Hall at Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7PB. 
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How do I get to SEA LIFE London Aquarium?
You can get here by the following means: 
Train:
 Take the train to Waterloo Station and use the exit gate for South Bank. It is a 9 minute walk to SEA LIFE London Aquarium from there. 
Car: Navigate to Q-Park Westminster car park, which is a 15-minute walk away from the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. The aquarium offers a 15% discount for visitors who pre-book their parking. 
Bus: You can board a bus to Westminster Bridge Road. The aquarium is just across the Westminster Bridge. It should take you an average of nine minutes to walk to the aquarium from the bus stop. These are the bus numbers that have Westminster Bridge Road as a stop: 12, 53, 59, 76, 148, 159, 211, and 341.
Can I take the metro/subway to SEA LIFE London Aquarium?
Yes you can take the metro to SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Get off at Waterloo Station and use the exit gate for South Bank. It is a 9 minute walk to SEA LIFE London Aquarium from there. 
Can I take the bus to SEA LIFE London Aquarium?
Yes. You can board a bus to Westminster Bridge Road. The aquarium is just across the Westminster Bridge. It should take you an average of 9 minutes to walk to the aquarium from the bus stop. These are the bus numbers that have Westminster Bridge Road as a stop: 12, 53, 59, 76, 148, 159, 211, and 341.
Is SEA LIFE London Aquarium wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the London Aquarium is wheelchair accessible. The aquarium has ramps for entry and exit, and all levels are wheelchair accessible by elevators. 
Is a storage facility available at SEA LIFE London Aquarium?
No, SEA LIFE London Aquarium has no locker facility. 
Are there any dining options available at SEA LIFE London Aquarium?
No, there are no dining facilities within the aquarium, and visitors are not allowed to bring their food. You can, however, buy snacks and drinks from vending machines, subject to availability. 
Is photography allowed inside SEA LIFE London Aquarium?
Yes, personal photography is permitted. However, any form of flash photography is prohibited. Photography using tripods is not permitted unless prior permission is granted. SEA LIFE London Aquarium must be contacted in advance for professional photography and filming.

Explore SEA LIFE London Aquarium Zones 

SEA LIFE London is spread over 3 floors and hosts over 14 themed zones dedicated to various creatures or settings. The major zones are Ocean Invaders, Rainforest Adventure, and the Coral Kingdom, each presenting an aesthetic and alluring ambiance that complements an oceanic setting. With over 600 species and 7,000 creatures spread across these zones, including Gentoo Penguins, Sand Tiger Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Red-Bellied Piranhas, Cuban Crocodiles, and many more, the SEA LIFE London aquarium makes for a mesmerizing marine walkthrough experience. 

Ocean Invaders

Dive deep into the world of exotic jellyfish through these 3 fun and interactive zones. Discover jellyfish through different stages of their lives and understand their ecosystem. The final stage is a mysterious wonder that’s sure to pique your interest. Also familiarize yourself with several kinds of jellyfish that come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. From the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish to Upside Down Jellyfish, Moon Jellyfish, and more, there’s plenty to go around. 

Rainforest Adventure

Embark on a voyage that brings the best of an Amazonian aquatic adventure to London. This zone is dedicated to reptiles, bugs, spiders, carnivorous fish, and more. This themed zone recreates the wonders of the rainforest. Navigate through this zone to see animals such as the Chilean Rose Tarantula, African Dwarf Crocodile, Leaf Cutter Ants, Snapping Turtles, Piranhas, and others, each more fascinating than the last. This is a zone truly for the brave at heart. 

Coral Kingdom

This charming zone is a sight to behold. Discover the superheroes of the underwater world at the Coral Kingdom. Discover the vivid coral reefs and get a glimpse of a few of the many species that depend on coral reefs. From the clownfish to the yellow tang, this marine canvas radiates colors. 

Best animals here

Your SEA LIFE London ticket allows you to navigate through three levels of striking marine animals. The aquarium hosts the world’s largest collection of Cownose Rays and is home to other exotic species such as the mythical seahorses, the adorable Gentoo Penguins from the frigid Antarctic, and even Polar Bears, Seals, and Belugas from the North and South Poles. 

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at SEA LIFE London Aquarium 

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have enforced a couple of safety measures:
  • As of 24 February, 2022, COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in England, allowing you to have the best experience possible with precautionary measures to ensure everybody's well-being.
  • Unless exempted, wearing a face mask while exploring indoor attractions is encouraged.
  • To affirm hygiene, multiple hand sanitizer points and social distancing markers are set up throughout.
  • Visitors should make online reservations, check social media, and the website for the up-to-date information on the attractions.

Top Things To Do In London 

Add to the fun and make the best of your trip by exploring the top things to do in the city of London.

Tower of London 

Discover the rich, royal, and robust history of London surrounded by the sturdy walls of the Tower of London. With your Tower of London tickets, you get the opportunity to absorb the history of the attraction that dates back to 1078. Witness the amazing exhibitions that flaunt the Crown Jewels. If you’re a history buff, you’re bound to explore these walls that played a multifaceted role as a mint, armory, fortress, and much more in the history of England. 

Kew Gardens 

Allow yourself to be swept away by the beauty of Kew Gardens in London, which will undoubtedly make you understand what the Romantics wrote about. With your Kew Garden tickets, explore over 300 acres of flora at London’s largest UNESCO Heritage Site. Wander amongst glasshouses, gardens, galleries of botanical art, and more at this lush site. 

London Eye 

Witness the ginormous attraction of London, which is also a statement landmark that sees more than 3 million visitors annually. With your London Eye tickets, encounter London from a new perspective. The observation wheel offers an ethereal view of the city’s skyline. 

Madame Tussauds London 

Capture world-famous icons’ wax statues at Madame Tussauds London. Enrich your core London tourist experience with your Madame Tussauds London tickets, which grant you access to over 8 themed zones and 150 statues. Meet the Avengers and members of the Star Wars universe, with celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, Queen Elizabeth I, Arnold Schwarzenegger and more.

Shrek's Adventure 

Live out your Dreamworks fantasy with this experience. Navigate with a 4D bus, accompanied by the much-loved Shrek character Donkey. With your Shrek's Adventure London tickets, you get a chance to experience 12 live shows based on Dreamworks’ famous characters. 

London Theatre 

You can't think of London without thinking of theatre. With your London Theatre Tickets, you can see the best shows in the city, including The Lion King, Les Misérables, Wicked, Mamma Mia, and more. From opera to ballet, there’s a whole catalog of entertainment in London for you.

Harry Potter London Tours 

Embark on a true Potterhead’s quest to unravel the magical universe. From filming locations to props, costumes, and more, geek out over these attractions that’ll surely leave you beaming. Book Harry Potter London tours and tickets to unlock a world beyond magic.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium Tickets FAQs

Are SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets available online now?

Yes, it is mandatory to book your SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets online. Visitors must pre-book their tickets online to reserve a slot at their time of convenience.

What are the different types of SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets?

There are two types of tickets: the standard entry ticket, which grants you unlimited access to all themed zones, and combo tickets, which allow you to pair a visit to the aquarium with other attractions in the city.

Are discounts available on SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets?

Children under the age of 3 can enter the aquarium for free, while those between ages 3-15 enjoy reduced pricing. Headout offers up to 5% discount and additional 5% cashback on tickets.

What are SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s opening times?

The aquarium's opening times are:
Monday to Friday, and Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last admission is at 5:00 PM)
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (last admission is at 6:00 PM)

How do I get to SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

You can get to the aquarium by the following means:
Train: Take the train to Waterloo Station and use the exit gate for South Bank. It is a 9 minute walk to SEA LIFE London Aquarium from there.
Car: Navigate to Q-Park Westminster car park, which is a 15-minute walk away from the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. The aquarium offers a 15% discount for visitors who pre-book their parking.
Bus: You can board a bus to Westminster Bridge Road. The aquarium is just across the Westminster Bridge. It should take you an average of nine minutes to walk to the aquarium from the bus stop. These are the bus numbers that have Westminster Bridge Road as a stop: 12, 53, 59, 76, 148, 159, 211, and 341.

What is the best time to visit SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

It is best to avoid visiting the aquarium on weekends as the location sees larger crowds. You would be better suited visiting in the mornings on weekdays. You can visit at any time during the year, however, keep in mind that the months between May to September witness larger crowds due to the holiday season.

Is SEA LIFE London Aquarium wheelchair accessible?

Yes, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is wheelchair accessible across all levels.

Is photography allowed at SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

Yes, personal photography is permitted at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. However, any form of flash photography is prohibited. Photography using tripods is not permitted unless prior permission is granted. The aquarium must be contacted in advance for professional photography and filming.

Is parking available at SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

The nearest car park is the Q-Park Westminster car park, which is a 15-minute walk away from the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. The aquarium offers a 15% discount for visitors who pre-book their parking.

Are there any dining options at SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

No, there are no dining options within the facilities, although there are vending machines in some zones. You can, however, dine at several eateries near the aquarium.
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