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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:Flexible

Skip the Line: Sea Life London Aquarium

The Sea Life London Aquarium is home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life, and you can visit without waiting on the Skip the Line tour. You will find up to 400 species of sea life, including sharks, eels, stingrays, clownfish (like Nemo!) and turtles, across 50 living displays. The Sea Life experience takes you on an interactive journey that includes feeding, diving displays and touch pools.


  • Skip the line and avoid the long queues!
  • See up to 400 species of sea life in 2 million liters of water
  • Watch sharks swimming beneath your feet!
  • Experience 14 themed zones of marine habitats
  • The Sea Life London Aquarium is located close to the London Eye

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Sea Life London Aquarium

Skip the Line: Sea Life London Aquarium

Skip the Line! Book your Sea Life London Aquarium trip ahead of time to take advantage of avoiding the main queue. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation.

The mysterious Sea Life London Aquarium experience is spread over three floors and starts by taking a submarine-style elevator to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Next, take a walk through the stunning glass tunnel underneath a tropical ocean. There is plenty of interaction along the way, from stingray feeding, diving displays to touch pools and discovery zones. Other stars of the show include green turtles, seahorses, octopus, zebra sharks and the ever-popular clown fish.

The true highlight starts as you journey in the deeper, darker zone of the Pacific Ocean. Take a walk on the wild side and watch from a suspended glass platform as 10 species of shark swim beneath your feet. The exciting and diverse underwater world awaits you at Sea Life London Aquarium.

One of the most popular and dramatic displays at Sea Life London Aquarium is the revamped Shark Reef Encounter sinister Sand Tiger sharks, Bow Mouths, Black Tips and Grey Reefs (and a shoal of less menacing fish to keep them company!). It’s as close as you can be to these fascinating and eerie creatures of the deep without getting wet!

Do you want to get the most from your Sea Life London Aquarium experience?
For a small extra cost, you can upgrade your ticket and join the Sea Life London Aquarium: Behind the Scenes Tour. An expert aquarist guide will take you to the heart of the Sea Life London Aquarium situated in the County Hall building on the banks of the river Thames. You’ll get an exclusive look at the three main working areas of the aquarium: ‘Creature Care & Research’, ‘Food Preparation’ and ‘Water Management’. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the fascinating working area of the aquarists usually closed to the public.


Throughout the day, free talks and feeding demonstrations are offered. Please see below the daily schedule. Timings are subject to change. Please check upon your arrival.

11:30 - Ray talk and Feed
Learn all about these friendly rays and maybe even get a chance to help with the feed
12:00 - Dive and Discover
See turtles, sharks and rays whizzing about! Walk through the amazing underwater tunnel and learn a little about the colorful inhabitants
12:30 - Seahorse Talk
Journey to the Seahorse Temple and learn fascinating facts about these mysterious fish
13:00 - Rainforest Talk & Feed
From Terrapins to Catfish to Piranhas. You can see it all in the rain forest area. Come to this interesting talk, and maybe even see the infamous Piranha feeding frenzy!
14:00 and 16:00 - Shark Talk
Come along and be in awe of these fearsome looking creatures! Found out everything you want to know about these famous predators
14:30 - Shark Feed
Survival of the fittest is the name of the game when it's feeding time in the shark display! See all the inhabitants of the Pacific display compete for their fair share of the food! (Only available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
15:30 - Coral Reef Talk & Feed
A coral reef is one of the brightest, busiest places in the ocean. See some of the beautiful coral reef inhabitants get on with their day-to-day activities
16:30 - Terrapin Talk & Feed
Journey into the tropical rainforest area and see these curious little creatures as they buzz around (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great fun experience! Loved the sea life especialy the penguins, sharks and sea turtles. Appreciated the posters with fun informational facts about the sea life. Recommend for kids and kids at heart! only hiccup was finding the line for the express pass, but the regular ticket line wasn't too bad and we didnte have to wait too long.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

More than highly recommended , if u r looking for an enjoyable place go to sea live with trusted skip the line aviator booking

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

This is a very well organised attraction. I would unhesitatingly recommend it.

Joelle T
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

I was a bit doubtful about this tour, as I see zoos and parks or aquariums as prisons for animals, but actually not. i have realized that they take care of these animals as precious being! I really loved the aquarium. i recommend it for people who like to be (sort of ) close to wildlife. You will not be disappointed.I recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

It was well worth opting for the skip the line, despite arriving fairly early the queues were forming and would have meant a considerable wait.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Fantastic. Me and my two children thoroughly enjoyed our day, wow the sharks!! Very easy to get to....deff recommend.

David T
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

If you like sea life then this is for you. The "Behind the Scenes" tour is to be recommended. The tour guide was very informative. Great place to visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011

The exhibition in London Aquarium was great, the acquisition of the ticket via internet was super easy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

enjoyed my visit at the sea life aquarium and enjoyed it much more with the advanced tickets cause the queue was long

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

We really skipped the long line.Thank you!

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