The Sea Life London Aquarium | 6 Tips on Discounts

This post lists ticket prices and visiting information for the Sea Life Aquarium in London on the Southbank.

 

 


ABOUT THE AQUARIUM

The Aquarium is home to over 500 species from all across the world, including 40 different sharks.

Guests are led through the building to visit over 65 different displays and 14 themed zones spaced out over 3 floors.

Visitors are taken on an interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor and have the opportunity to see literally thousands of sea creatures – held in over 2 million litres of water!

Throughout the day there are interactive public feedings, diving displays, and touch pools to help guests get as close as possible to the creatures held within.

 

 

What sort of marine life can you expect to see at the aquarium? Countless species of fish, stingrays, seahorses, octopus, sharks, lobsters, jellyfish, piranhas, penguins, crocodiles, turtles…and more!

The London Aquarium now is contained entirely within the magnificent County Hall building on the south bank of the River Thames next to the London Eye.

They’re open 7 days a week, from 10:00 am – 19:00 (7:00 pm).

 


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TICKETS

This section lists the ticket prices at the aquarium. But why pay full price when you could get in at a discount?

Check out the discount section below to get it for cheap or free.


General Admission

  • Adult: £29
  • Child (3 – 15): £23
  • Under 3: FREE

Fast-Track Entry

  • Adult: £40
  • Child (3 – 15): £34
  • Under 3: FREE

Get your Sea Life London tickets here.

 


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DISCOUNTS

This section lists the various discounts available for the London Aquarium.


Attraction Discount Passes

If you’re planning on visiting multiple museums and attractions, you should consider getting a tourist attraction discount pass.

The passes bundle admission prices for heavy discounts when you purchase upfront.

 

 

Admission to Sea Life London is included on the all-inclusive London Pass and the Explorer Pass.

Other attractions on these various passes may include:

Check out our post on London city passes for more information and attractions.


2 for 1 National Rail Discount 

If you’ve purchased a National Rail ticket at a National Rail station on the day of your sightseeing, it could be eligible to give you a 2 for 1 deal at more than 150 London sites and attractions.

The aquarium is one of the participating locations. Check our full post for 2 for 1 discount details.


Family Ticket

You can save up to 25% on your admission tickets with at least one adult and one child 3 – 15 years old. 


River Cruise Package

Get a combo ticket for a 40-minute river cruise on the Thames and admission to the Sea Life London Aquarium for £31 per adult and £25 per child. 


Military Discount

Unfortunately, we could not find any military discounts for the aquarium.


Discount Sites

Every now and then a service such as Groupon will provide discounted admission to locations like the gardens or combo packages which include tickets to this attraction.

 


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EXHIBITS

This section will show you what to expect from the various exhibits at The Sea Life London Aquarium.

If you’re looking for discounts, check the section above.


Penguin Point

See a penguin colony running around in their arctic habitat.

 

 

It is an icy landscape for the Gentoo Penguins. Watch them swim as you learn about conservation efforts!


Shark Walk

The Shark walk is a transparent glass floor over the Pacific display full of tiger sharks. They’ll be inches beneath your feet!

 

 

One of the VIP experiences of the aquarium is available in the shark exhibit. Visitors are invited to take part in a snorkel experience in the Pacific Reef tank – home to over 15 sharks! No diving experience is necessary to get up close and personal with these magnificent sharks and dives run every day!


Ray Lagoon

The Ray Lagoon allows visitors to get an up-close look at some majestic rays.

 

 

You’ll be able to watch them from above the water and from the viewing window below. Not many people see the gills on the underside of their bodies!


VIP Aquarium Experiences

In addition to the standard attractions on display in the aquarium, there are various VIP experiences that can be booked – at cost (large and small, depending) – in advance to enhance the visitor experience.

Currently, there are multiple VIP experiences on offer:

 

 

 


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An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.