SEA LIFE London Aquarium

About SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets, getting the best deal

SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Up close encounters to enthrall young minds at SEA LIFE

SEA LIFE London Aquarium is very easy to find, right next to the London Eye, on the South bank of the River Thames, within the County Hall building.

SEA LIFE is a popular attraction for everyone. As part of the Merlin Group, you can save money on SEA LIFE entry by buying a Merlin Big City Saver Pass and combining your London day out with one or more of four other top London attractions.

We take you through ticket options, as well as opening times, what animals you will see, how long you'll need and more.

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SEA LIFE London Aquarium


SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Entrance to SEA LIFE London Aquarium

• Standard tickets • Virtual Reality Experiences • Anytime Entry tickets • Behind the Scenes tickets • VIP experiences • Attractions passes

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The Royal Experience at Madame Tussauds London

SEA LIFE Aquarium London - what you will see

SEA LIFE Aquarium London
Magical creatures at SEA LIFE

SEA LIFE London Aquarium is divided into 'zones':

  • Ocean Invaders
  • Rain forest Adventure
  • Coral Kingdom

Within these three zones you'll get up close to an array of dazzling underwater creatures from octopuses to sharks, penguins, piranhas, crocodiles, catfish, poison dart frogs and many more.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium - opening times and location

Opening times

7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.

Opening times may be subject to change and tickets must be booked in advance.


County Hall building on the south bank of the River Thames, near to the London Eye, The London Dungeon and Shrek's Adventure! London.

Nearest Underground and tube station


You can also walk from Westminster or Charing Cross stations.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium ticket types

SEA LIFE London Aquarium
What will you find at SEA LIFE?

You are strongly advised to book tickets in advance to go to the London Aquarium.

When booking you'll choose a date and 30-minute entry time slot.

Types of London Aquarium tickets

1) Standard on the day walk-up ticket

This is the most expensive basic ticket option, costing 10% more than purchasing in advance.

2) Standard advance ticket

Get timed entry to the London Aquarium, and save money by booking in advance. Choose your preferred date and arrival time and simply proceed through the booking process.

3) Promo codes for SEA LIFE Aquarium London - 2 for 1

Promotional codes are accepted at SEA LIFE and all can be redeemed online in advance. Most physical vouchers have a code printed on the voucher, usually towards the bottom. Promotional offers (including 2 for 1) can be found in a variety of printed leaflets, booklets, Railways 2 for 1 offer, and store purchases, such as food.

4) Standard ticket & Behind the Scenes

This ticket is around £7 more expensive than the standard ticket and gives you a very special experience to speak with staff who can tell you much more about the running of the aquarium. You will learn about their life support systems, SEA LIFE's breeding programmes, plus how they feed and care for the animals. A great option for those who want to learn a little bit more.

5) Anytime Entry

Anytime Entry is exactly as it sounds - a ticket with the flexibility to arrive at any time on the day of your choice. Tickets are around £10 more expensive than the standard ticket.

5) Standard ticket + Virtual Reality Experience

For less than £10 extra per head you can delve into hidden worlds with this unique VR experience - which also allows you to reschedule for free up to 24 hours in advance if your plans change.

4) Combo ticket options

(Big City Saver Pass) - save £££'s on individual attractions

London Aquarium is owned by a company called Merlin who own and operate several other major attractions in London.

Merlin offer a pass called the Big City Saver (also still sold by third parties as the Merlin Magical London pass).

The Big City saver pass allows you to combine SEA LIFE London Aquarium with 1, 2, or all 4 of the remaining London attractions into one money saving pass.

The 5 London attractions are: Madame Tussauds, London Eye, The London Dungeon, DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure! and SEA LIFE London Aquarium.

Big City Saver passes - what are they all about?

London Pass

In addition it's also worth checking out The London Pass where SEA LIFE London Aquarium is included with around 80 other top London attractions, which you can visit over the number of days of your choosing.

Discount London

Discount London offer combinations both within and outside the Merlin group, so you can combine the London Aquarium with other top attractions such as Big Bus Tour, Tower Bridge or Rover City Cruises, as well as Merlin owned London Eye and Madame Tussauds.

Save Money! - Combine SEA LIFE London Aquarium with Madame Tussauds, Big Bus Tour, London Eye or Tower of London

With Discount London you can save even more money by booking your SEA LIFE tickets in combination with other top London attractions.

Combinations include Tower of London, Big Bus Tour, London Eye, Madame Tussauds and Rover City Cruises.

With these tickets you can save as much as 23% on combined tickets.

Discount London is great for non-Merlin attractions. If wanting to save on Merlin attractions (including Big Bus) the biggest savings can still be found on the attraction's own website, or with a Big City Saver pass (see below).

Discount London - sightseeing and attraction tickets


Discount London - sightseeing and attraction tickets

Book discounted London sightseeing and attraction tickets

• Hop-on hop-off buses • Madame Tussauds • London Eye • London Dungeon • Tower of London • Tower Bridge • The Shard • Westminster Abbey • Historic Royal Palaces and more...

Big City Saver - SEA LIFE London Aquarium with up to 4 other London Merlin attractions

The Big City Saver from Merlin allows you to combine SEA LIFE London Aquarium with other top London attractions.

Attractions you can combine with SEA LIFE London Aquarium include: London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Shrek's Adventure! London, London Dungeon, in various combinations of 2, 3 or 5 attractions.

If you want different combinations from the above, then they are available simply by using the main booking banner above which takes you through the the SEA LIFE London Aquarium official website. Additional attractions here include Big Bus Standard and London Eye River Cruise.

The Big City Pass gives you up to 90 days to to visit all your attractions. Simply choose a date to visit your first experience, and you can book the rest later.

With this pass you can also reschedule for free.

The pass offers big savings compared with visiting individual attractions - up to £75 per person.

When looking at this offer against offers from third parties the Big City Saver consistently offers the greatest discount.

Big City Saver - more about

Big City Saver Merlin Pass


5-in-1 Merlin's Magical London Pass

HUGE SAVINGS: Buy a 2, 3 or 5 attraction pass
for top London attractions


• London Eye • Madame Tussauds London • London Dungeon • Shrek's Adventure! London • SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Adult from £50 for 2 attractions Child (age 3-15) from £45

SEA LIFE London Aquarium & The London Pass

SEA LIFE London Aquarium is supported by London's most popular attraction pass: The London Pass.

In addition you gain free entry to over 80 top London attractions, including the London Zoo, Westminster Abbey, St, Paul's, View from the Shard and the Tower of London.

The London Pass


The Londpon Pass

The more you visit, the more you save

• Access 90+ London attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, Thames River Cruise, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's, Westminster Abbey, The View from Shard, Windsor Castle, a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, and many more...
• 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 day passes available.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium & Railways 2 for 1 promotion

The Railways 2 for 1 Promotion is valid at SEA LIFE with the printed voucher and a qualifying railway ticket. You need to pre-book your tickets in advance online.

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The new Guy Fawkes themed Escape Room at The London Dungeon

Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus ticket plus SEA LIFE London Aquarium - Big Bus and Golden Tours

Hop on tours are excellent for your first day in London, quickly getting you up to speed and orientated with the layout of London and your guide pointing out sights and destinations you might have not previously considered visiting.

SEA LIFE with Big Bus

Enjoy a Big Bus hop-on bus tour of London plus tickets for SEA LIFE in one money-saving package.

The biggest discount we have found for SEA LIFE + Big Bus is using SEA LIFE's own website (29% off). You might come across other discounted packages through other third party providers but they tend to be lower, around 15% discount.

SEA LIFE offer the Big City Saver packages to buy through their own website, and one of these options is to buy a Big Bus tour combined with SEA LIFE tickets. (SEA LIFE is part of the Merlin group who also co-own Big Bus.)

You can of course, also choose from other Merlin attractions, buy buying through the SEA LIFE website, effectively the same deal as the Big City Saver. Choose from: London EyeMadame TussaudsLondon Dungeon and/or Shrek's Adventure. The more attractions you book - the more you save!

To find the offer click on the banner below which will take you through to the SEA LIFE website. Here, click on the 'multi attractions' tab, then scroll down and you will see a lot of offers. If you only want Big Bus tickets with SEA LIFE click on 'SEA LIFE + one more attraction'. From here a pop up will open allowing you to book SEA LIFE tickets + Big Bus.

Book SEALIFE with Big Bus


Golden Tours hop on bus plus London Dungeon and Thames River Cruise

With Golden Tours you can book a hop on bus ride (1-day or 24-hr) with standard entry into SEA LIFE London Aquarium (peak, super peak or same day).

Buying tickets combined will save you ££'s on the standard walk-up price.

Hop on tours are excellent for your first day in London, quickly getting you up to speed and orientated with the layout of London and your guide pointing out sights and destinations you might have not previously considered visiting.

From your hop-on bus tour see sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the London EyeWestminster Abbey,  the Houses of Parliament, as well as, of course, Buckingham Palace, as well as many more iconic London scenes.

Book SEA LIFE with Golden Tours

London bus tour Big Bus


Big Bus with SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Combine SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets with Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus package

• Visit SEA LIFE London Aquarium plus Big Bus hop-on bus sightseeing tour • Save 29% compared to buying tickets separetely • Tickets valid for 90 days

SEA LIFE London Aquarium


golden tours hop on hop off bus tour

Combine SEA LIFE London Aquarium tickets with Golden Tours hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus package

• Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour & SEA LIFE entrance tickets • 24-hr, or 1-day tickets • Includes River Boat Cruise


SEA LIFE London Aquarium is fully wheelchair accessible. A carer enters free with disabled customers.


London Eye Amazing panoramic flight on the world's highest observation wheel. » Fast track tickets available.
The Shard Tallest building in Western Europe with viewing of London from the top. » Fast track tickets available.
St Paul's Cathedral Cathedral of the Diocese of London, venue for royal weddings. » Pre-book to guarantee entry.
Westminster Abbey Along with St Paul's, England's main religious building.» Pre-book to guarantee entry.
Tower of London Home of the Crown Jewels and a rich thousand year history. » Fast track tickets available.
Madame Tussauds See wax statues of the most famous people in the world. » Fast track tickets available.
London Dungeon The creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon. » Fast track tickets available.
Hampton Court Palace   Henry VIII Medieval Palace set in vast grounds. » Pre-book to save money.
The London Zoo World class zoo in the centre of London. » Flexi tickets available.

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