Explore the mysteries that the deep has to offer as you walk through the shark tank, meet some friendly starfish and marvel over fish of all shapes and sizes. The Sealife London Aquarium makes for a great day out for all the family or for a school group as not only is it fun, it’s also educational.
Situated along the South Bank of the river Thames in London, the London Aquarium is right next to the London Eye and the London Dungeon, so if you’re looking to do the tourist stuff that the capital city has to offer, then this is the place to be.
With different exhibitions every few months, you’re bound to see something new whether it’s your first visit or your twenty first! The current special exhibition is Claws – an introduction to some of the most interesting species of crab. Marvel at the Japanese Spider Crabs which can grow to up to twelve feet in length and re-generate their own limbs, should they lose one.
If cute and cuddly is more your thing, you won’t be disappointed. The artic section of the aquarium plays home to a colony of friendly penguins who are fun to watch for hours.
The shark tank is perhaps the aquarium’s most popular feature. Walk just above these amazing creatures with nothing but glass to separate you from the water. If you plan your day, you’ll be able to watch these most feared of fish being fed.
Tickets for the Sealife London Aquarium are available to guests staying in YHA London hostels at a discounted rate. Family tickets are available which include Fast Track entry so you can beat those queues! These hostels include: