London Aquarium is open to the public from: During school term: 10 AM to 7 PM (Mon-Fri); 9 AM to 7 PM (Sat-Sun) – During school holidays: 9 AM to 7 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 1 hour before closing
A typical visit to London Aquarium lasts 1½-2 hours (approx)
The entry price for London Aquarium is: Adult price £24.50; Child cost £18.10 (3-15); Infants free entry (under-3)
Visiting hours and admission charges are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm entrance fees and whether it’s open to visitors before booking tickets and making plans to visit London Aquarium
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London AquariumCraig Easy to get to?★★★ Good for kids?★★★ Value for money?★★★ Worth a visit?★★★303
London boasts the largest aquarium in Europe – filled with 3,000 different types of marine life. It occupies the old GLC building at County Hall. This was shut down by Thatcher in the eighties and reopened ten years later with the Dalí Universe and Saatchi Gallery inside.
The London Aquarium has everything from ponds, rivers and tropical seas, to coral reefs, swamps and open-tank beaches. The whole thing is spread over three floors with numerous tanks and information displays.
The highlight is a fish tank that is several stories high, filled with creatures from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. You can see the sharks and stingrays glide between Easter Island-style stone heads. A spiral staircase surrounds the entire exhibit so you can view the structure from top to bottom.
Guest – “I've been to quite a few aquariums in my time and this one compares quite favourably. There are certainly a lot of big tanks, including one which is three floors high with sharks and stingrays. You come back to it frequently as you traverse the floors, and see it from different angles. The thing that impressed me most about the London aquarium was the in-tank Decorations. The plant life, rocks and stones are usually pretty good. There are some easter island heads for example which must be 18-feet tall. And there are mock-ups or roman ruins and inca temples. The Decorations outside the tanks are not quite so good, however. But this is the norm judging by the other aquariums I have visited. I wish they would Decorate the tunnels as well to get you in the mood. How great would it be to walk through the amazon rainforest, or up a rocky retreat? The one thing that is missing from the London aquarium is a walk-through exhi”
parloman – “Worth a visit if you're planning on going the London eye like we were, as it's only next door. It's quite dark inside but there's lots of interesting stuff. I had to stand in front of the big 2 story tank for an hour while my kid was looking at it. They had some divers in there feeding them. The tanks was quite big and impressive, even to me, and I only went because my kid wanted to. But most of the other tanks are small and with all the plants and stuff I struggled to see anything in most of them. They had a open tank which kids can put their hands in, and he liked that. He got to touch some big fish. No piranhas in it though. I checked.”