Treat yourself to an exclusive marine adventure with a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the Sea Life London Aquarium! Breeze past the queue with your skip-the-line ticket and enjoy a 40-minute insider tour with an expert guide. See private working areas and learn about the aquarists management of the world-class facility, including exotic animal care, research, water management and feeding. Afterwards, while away the hours exploring the 50 colorful displays, home to over 400 species of sea creatures!
- 40-minute guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the Sea Life London Aquarium
- Enjoy special access to the aquarium's private working areas
- Learn about the aquarists' unique work, including research, water management and food preparation for more than 5,000 animals
- Explore 14 marine habitat zones and watch sharks swimming beneath your feet!
- Avoid long lines with this Skip the Line ticket!
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Skip-the-line access to the aquarium saves you precious time and this short tour takes you to areas most visitors don't see. An especially cool thing to do with kids!
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What You Can Expect
Make your time in London extra special with a family-friendly VIP tour of the Sea Life London Aquarium – a must for marine-life enthusiasts! Upon arrival, a knowledgeable aquarium guide will greet you and kick off your 40-minute tour. First, head to the private area where aquarists care for animals not in exhibition.
Afterwards, you’ll discover the aquarium’s three behind-the-scenes working areas – research, water management and food preparation. See what sharks and crocodiles like to nibble on, learn how much food the aquarium’s more than 5,000 animals consume per week and discover the delicate process of seahorse-breeding. Find out what it takes to maintain a massive aquarium that pipes in more 550,000 gallons (2.5 million liters) of water per day!
Conclude your visit with an independent tour of the breathtaking, multi-story complex. Take in some of the 50 eye-catching displays featuring sharks, eels, octopus, stingrays, piranhas and more. Don’t leave without viewing a live feeding or two!
Loved every minute of it, the back of scene tour was fantastic and the young lady who took the tour was brilient, would highly recommend it for all ages.
Orla D Ireland
This Aquarium was really good and there is lots to see. We did the behind the scenes tour and it lasted about 45 mins. It shows you some baby fish and sick fish and other different things. It just explains what goes on behind the scenes with feeding and taking care of the fish etc and you can ask questions. My son who was 10 really enjoyed it.
very colorful and various underwater scenes on displays. it was a Saturday afternoon and the crowd was OK 1-2 min max wait for the busy sports. you also get the chance to touch a few things.
behind the scene is a educational guided tour in their lab to see how they feed/take care of the animals.
bear in mind while taking photos of the aquarium on its own look amazing, including a face of yourself in front of the aquarium can be difficult due to the lighting. you are not allowed to use the flash on your camera, and even if you do, you then get your face visible but the aquarium behind doesnt look as amazing.
This behind the scenes tour was great! Our tour guide, Lukas, was very informative and so excited about what he was talking about it. Our family loves aquatic life and we keep our own saltwater and freshwater fish tanks, so this was so much fun for us. Our 8 year old daughter loved it. The tour was just long enough for a child and Lukas kept things interesting and kept us all engaged. Definitely recommend it.