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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

Sea Life London Aquarium: VIP Behind the Scenes Tour

Sea Life London Aquarium: VIP Behind the Scenes Tour

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!

Customer Reviews

Jacqueline S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Brilliant day out, behind the scene tour very informative, this was a Christmas pressy for my son and he loved every minute of it. As there were only 8 people we all got to ask questions, see and touch various items. The guide was extremely helpful and pleasant. Was very busy but with a little bit of patience was able to get to see everything in the aquarium.

Melissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The behind the scenes tour was great. My kids and I learned a lot! I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the aquarium.

Valerie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

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.

Yuxuan Z

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

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.

Jeffrey W

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

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.

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