About SEA LIFE London
SEA LIFE London is an aquarium that holds one of Europe's biggest collections of global marine life, with over 500 fin-tastic species of aquatic creatures. The London aquarium is home to the UK's largest living coral reef along with 7,000 sea creatures in two million gallons of water.
The SEA LIFE Centre is located on London’s South Bank in the County Hall building, within walking distance of some of London's top tourist attractions, including Big Ben, The London Dungeon, DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London and the lastminute.com London Eye.
A day at the aquarium is also an ideal date idea, with the water providing the most romantic lighting nature can create. Or catch up with friends amongst the fishes and enjoy a relaxing tour in your own time, taking in the sights of some of the strangest sea creatures you’ll ever meet. Have a day out with a difference as you spend time inches away from sharks and up close and personal with penguins.
Offering the ultimate day out in London, SEA LIFE also hosts daily talks and activities at the aquarium, along with immersive storytelling at the Beluga Dome. Learn all about marine life and the wonders of the ocean, from the tropical Pacific all the way to icy Antarctica. Experience the frenzy of feeding time for octopuses, rays, gentoo penguins, green sea turtles, sharks and rainforest creatures throughout the day.
Come face-to-fin with all kinds of aquatic creatures, from starfish to sea anemones, or meet the penguins and turtles in an experience you'll never forget.
Prepare to explore the ocean and make magical memories with friends and family alike – your underwater adventure starts here.
SEA LIFE Centre Photo Gallery
SEA LIFE Tickets
Tickets for the SEA LIFE London Aquarium are available here. Skip the queues with a priority fast track pass, or go explore the aquarium with an exclusive behind the scenes tour. Book SEA LIFE London aquarium tickets in advance here:
SEA LIFE FAQs
What are the opening hours for SEA LIFE?
SEA LIFE in London has varied opening hours and typically opens between 9:30, 10:00 and 11:00 each day and closes between 16:00 – 18:00 each evening, with occasional early closing times at 14:00 and 15:00 on selected days throughout the year. Last admission is one hour before closing time. View the full timetable for 2020 here.
How long does SEA LIFE in London take?
The SEA LIFE experience takes around 1.5 to 2 hours on average to enjoy the full experience. However, there is no time limit and you can complete the tour of the aquarium in your own time to fully enjoy the underwater world.
What time should I arrive?
Please arrive at SEA LIFE London within the time slot indicated on your booking confirmation. The time on your ticket is your arrival time and you will be admitted to the aquarium as soon as possible.
Where is the SEA LIFE Aquarium?
SEA LIFE London Aquarium is located in the County Hall building on the south bank of the River Thames. The full address is SEA LIFE London Aquarium, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB. Located in central London, there are a variety of way to reach the SEA LIFE Centre.
How to get to SEA LIFE London Aquarium:
By Underground – the nearest Underground stations in walking distance are Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines), Embankment (Circle, District, Northern and Bakerloo lines), Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo lines) and Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee lines).
By Bus – along with sightseeing bus tours, you can also take the 211, 77, 381 bus routes and the RV1 bus route to the aquarium.
By Train – the closest rail stations are Waterloo, which is a five-minute walk, and Charing Cross Station, which is a 15-minute walk.
By Boat – what better way to prepare for your time underwater than to get a river boat service on the Thames. Choose from services departing from The O2, Bankside, Embankment, Blackfriars, London Bridge, Tower, Canary Wharf, Hilton Docklands, Masthouse Terrace, Greenwich, Royal Arsenal Woolwich, St. Katherine's or Westminster Piers.
By Car – Q-Park in Westminster is the nearest car park. Please note that SEA LIFE is in the Congestion Charge Zone.
Can I take photos?
Yes, you can take photos to remember your experience, however flash photography is not allowed as this may scare and harm the creatures. You can also purchase photos at the aquarium. If you purchase photos at SEA LIFE, please enter your unique code on the ticket you received to access a downloadable version.
Are accessible facilities available?
Yes, SEA LIFE is fully accessible for all guests who have special access requirements and two-for-one essential companion/carer tickets are available. There is a ramp at the entrance, lifts and accessible toilets throughout the attraction for wheelchair users. Assistance dogs are permitted.
Are there age restrictions for SEA LIFE in London?
The aquarium is family-friendly and children aged under three have free entry to the centre. Children aged 15 and under need to be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over. The aquarium is aimed at families with children aged four to 10 years old.
How much are tickets for the SEA LIFE Aquarium?
Standard ticket prices start from £23, subject to availability. Children under three go free. Priority fast track passes are also available to skip the queues, along with a unique behind the scenes tour option to take your exploration even further.
How do I book SEA LIFE tickets?
The easiest way to book SEA LIFE tickets is online in advance. Save time and money by booking online – view tickets here. You can book by time and date in advance. SEA LIFE tickets through Ticketmaster Official are verified and safe to buy.
Is Wi-Fi available in the aquarium?
Yes, SEA LIFE has free Wi-Fi provided by O2.
Are there food and drink options?
There is no café or restaurant within the aquarium but there are vending machines and Polar Point Refreshments during peak times for visitors to buy food.
Please note that Ticketmaster can only deal with questions and issues regarding tickets. For all other enquiries, please visit the SEA LIFE website or contact them directly.