The much-loved SEA LIFE London Aquarium is one of the city’s top attractions for the whole family.

From Sharks and Penguins to Rays, Sea Turtles, Jellyfish, coral reef residents and more, SEA LIFE will take you on a magical journey beneath the waves. Every step will reveal something new as you enjoy face-to-face encounters with some of the oceans’ most amazing creatures.

Begin your visit by journeying over a glass walkway that provides an incredible view into the aquarium’s Pacific display. Watch as majestic ocean creatures such as Sand Tiger Sharks glide beneath your feet! Continue your journey along the world’s coastlines where you will meet Sand Eels, the Common Octopus and Ocean Rays, take a stroll under the sea as you pass through their incredible glass tunnel as shoals of fish, Stingrays, Sharks and Green Sea Turtles pass above and around you, find Nemo and his friends in the colourful coral reef, and get hands-on knowledge of rockpools and the incredible animals that live in them. Don’t miss getting to know the amazing creatures of the rainforest, from Piranhas and Blind Cave Fish to Poison Dart Frogs, Red-tailed Catfish and a Cuban Crocodile called Spice. Finally, travel to the frozen world of the Antarctic and discover a colony of Gentoo Penguins!

Focused on conservation and education, SEA LIFE London are dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans by partnering with conservation programs around the world and establishing their own breeding program to better understand different ocean species.

You will also enjoy live-feedings and talks as you get further acquainted with SEA LIFE London’s best-loved underwater residents.

Please note: Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or older


  • Glass Shark Walkway 
  • Get hands-on with creatures in the rockpool, such as Starfish, Sea Cucumbers and Sea Anemones.
  • Walk through the Ocean glass tunnel
  • Journey through Shark-infested and ship-wrecked waters
  • Discover schools of Purple Tangs, Triggerfish, Snappers, Southern Stingrays and Cownose Rays
  • Seahorse Kingdom - meet Seahorses, Seadragons and Pipefish
  • Learn about creatures of the rainforest
  • Meet the playful Gentoo Penguin population at Penguin Point
  • Live feedings and informative talks

Did You Know

  • There are over 500 species of Rays and Skate in our oceans and rivers
  • Some Humboldt Penguin populations have been found living in warm climates close to the equator on the Peruvian and Chilean coastlines
  • Octopuses have no bones and can squeeze into tiny spaces - as long as the gap is large enough for their eyeballs, they can fit through!
  • Some sharks lay eggs called Mermaid Purses, others give birth to live young such as the Black Tip Reef Shark. These sharks are called "viviparous".
  • It's believed that jellyfish first swam in our oceans around 500 million years ago

Using Your London Explorer Pass

Present your pass at the admissions desk at SEA LIFE Aquarium located in County Hall between the Westminster Bridge and Shrek's Adventure

How to Get There

London Underground: Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City)

Waterloo Station (National Rail Network)

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Monday 10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 09.30 - 18.00
Sunday 09.30 - 18.00


Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

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County Hall Westminster Bridge Road Londra, SE1 7PB