Sea Life London Aquarium
It was a very rainy Saturday in April, and every other person in London seemed to be queuing outside the London Aquarium, accompanied by very wet and miserable children. Harriet was no exception! However, once we were inside and had peeled off our wet coats, we were all much happier!
We all really enjoyed the whole experience (aside from the glass floor at the very start, which was loved by all except me – I was petrified!!). A photo was taken in a pretend shark cage, which could be purchased at the end - and probably something you would only get done once!
After a short lift trip down to the "depths of the ocean" we were surrounded by fish in large tanks. Harriet was completely fascinated and a little overwhelmed – I'm not sure that everyone else appreciated the screaming - and thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the fish, especially those which were extremely colourful.
I am not a big fan of sharks, but it was amazing to see them being fed - although I was a little disappointed they were only fed small octopus – I'm not sure what I was expecting... children!?
The enormous turtles were another highlight, as were the stingrays and the domed walkways were amazing, especially as some of the fish came really up close to the glass.
Sea Life London Aquarium was extremely child friendly, there was a section where children could touch starfish in rockpools (the one nearest us was called Patrick!) and there were low magnifying windows and trails children could follow as well as face painting.
Aside from the wide variety of fish, another new attraction was the penguins at the very end of the Aquarium experience. They lived up to their reputation and performed for their public!
We all throroughly enjoyed our Sea Life London Aquarium visit and would definitely recommend it.
PWT rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Sea Life London Aquarium has a range of ticket prices and it's cheaper to book online.
Open Monday to Thursday 10.00 to 18.00 and Friday to Sunday 10.00 to 19.00 – last entries one hour before closing time.