On Saturday, Tilly and I took a trip to the Sea Life’s biggest and best attraction in Britain, the Sea Life London Aquarium and we both loved it. Although we went mid afternoon and Tilly was starting to get tired she perked up at the sight of the aquarium when she realised where we were going. Once inside we were able to see over 500 different species of fish in over 2 million litres of water. Each of the tanks where clean and clearly well maintained. Each tank also was accompanied by a board to inform us of relevant information such as the names of the species and how endangered that species is.
There were 14 sections within the aquarium which Tilly and I to looked around, each with their own theme such as my favourite which was the Ice adventure zone where we were able to see the Gentoo penguins. However between sections there are pictures and facts on the walls to ensure that you are never board and you can learn more about the creatures that you are seeing.
Tilly was amazed at all the variety of different colours and sizes of fish that you can see as most of the larger tanks had windows on 2 or more sides of the tanks and the windows when from ceiling to floor to ensure that even small children were able to see a wide variety of fish.
Tilly’s favourite was seeing the sharks. The Sea Life London Aquarium has over 40 sharks from 12 different species and she loved walking through the glass tunnel where you are able to see sharks and other fish swimming right above your head.
If you are planning a trip to the Seal Life London Aquarium I would recommend that you time your visit to coincide with one of the many feeding times. This way you are able to watch some of the animals being fed and learn more about them.
During certain times you are also able to touch some of the starfish. Tilly got right in there and loved this experience.
All the staff within the Sea Life London Aquarium are very helpful and friendly people who will go out of their way to help you. From the moment you enter the building they make a special effort to make your visit special. They are also very knowledgeable and can answer any questions you may have about a certain species. This made the experience more enjoyable.
The Sea Life London Aquarium does a lot of conservation work, they help to bread, rescue and re-home many endangered marine life. For example they do a lot of work protecting sharks from being killed for their fins and they are helping to set up rescue centres for turtles. Throughout the Aquarium there are sign that tell us how we as individuals can help with the conservation of marine life such as offering suggestion to similar but less endangered fish to eat.
The Sea Life London Aquarium is very easy to get to; it is located on the south bank of the river Thames, right near the London Eye. It is walking distance from London Waterloo train station and Embankment Tube station.
Both Tilly and I would highly recommend going to the Sea Life London Aquarium as it is makes a perfect family day out. You are free to wander the Aquarium at your own pace however I would recommend that you give yourself 2 hours to have a look around. The Aquarium is wheelchair and buggy friendly as you can use lifts to get to the different floors.
For more information or to book tickets to the Sea life London Aquarium, please visit https://www.visitsealife.com/london/ where you are also able to find opening times and feeding times. Ticket prices are £23.50 for an adult and £16.95 for a child over 3, however if you buy online you can save 15%. you are also able to buy combined tickets for many other London attractions such as the London eye. this offers greater savings if you are planning to do more then one attraction.
written by Kimmy