Sunday, 28 May 2017

Sealife London Aquarium - Merlin Entertainments.

Situated along South Bank, near Westminster Bridge, Sealife London  Aquarium is easy to find. The Sealife centre is well served by underground links and bus services.

Based in County Hall with several of the other Merlin Entertainment attractions, it makes it the ideal attraction to visit as part of a Merlin multi ticket. Standard tickets start from £26 per adult/£21 per child (online discounts available.)


Standard Opening Hours 
Weekdays                                      10.00-18.00
Weekends                                      09.30-19.00

(Timings are subject to change.)

It's worth noting that Southbank gets extremely busy so online booking is highly recommended, not only to save you time but money too! Arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your booked time slot to allow for queuing. It was crazily busy when we visited, although the Sealife queue was a little quieter than the other attractions, inside was very busy.

The Sealife London Aquarium has daily Talks and Feeds, the girls enjoyed these as they added more interest and the guides were a great source of information and were happy to answer lots of questions.
There is also a hands on experience in the Rockpool, here you can feel starfish and sea anemones.

One of the girls favourite parts was the Shark Walk, here you can step over the shark tank on a glass walkway! We are used to small sharks at our local Sealife Centre, but London Aquarium has some much larger specimen.

The absolute star attraction for us were the Green Sea Turtles in the Ocean Tunnel. Such graceful creatures. One of whom was particularly playful, showing off in one of the viewing windows!

During your visit you will be naturally guided round each of the zones by the layout, this makes sure that you don't miss a thing.

Throughout the Aquarium you will see information about their commitment to conservation and efforts in sealife protection. They also advertise their adoption programme.

Penguin Point was exceptionally busy and we struggled to get through to see the penguins here, in the end we opted for just letting the girls squeeze through so they could see and Chris and I gave it a miss.

New for 2017 is the Ocean Invaders Zone, housing the Jellyfish. This was a neon light area which helped to showcase the stunning Jellyfish.
Jellyfish are believed to have first lived 500 million years ago! And this is the largest UK Jellyfish exhibit.

We enjoyed our visit to Sealife London Aquarium, it took us approximately an hour and a half to complete the visit, we had the usual battle getting the girls through the gift shop at the end with lots of "Can I have xxxx?" 
It was very busy so worth looking into visiting on a weekday if possible, however, being in London it is busy most of the time.
A nice add on when looking into the Multi Tickets.

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