London Aquarium

County Hall, Riverside Building, Bridge Road, SE1 7PB

London Aquarium

8/10 from 3 user reviews
Address:County Hall, Riverside Building, Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
Map:See London Aquarium on a map
Telephone:020 7967 8000
Nearest Station:Westminster
London Aquarium, exterior picture

About: The London Aquarium was first opened in 1997 and provides visitors with an opportunity to view the 3000 various types of marine life on view. The massive tanks are home to huge Sharks, Rays and all manner of other fish. Visitors are only separated from the thousands of tons of water by 9mm thick acrylic windows.
The ‘sea-water’ is actually London tap water that is treated and mixed with salts to make it habitable for the fish. The water is mixed 8 tons at a time. The London Aquarium has more than fifty separate displays- the largest of which hold one million liters of water! The Aquarium is situated on the bank of the Thames, next to Westminster Bridge. The nearest underground station is Waterloo.
The London Aquarium is set across three floors and attempts to recreate many water environments. Alongside the vast Pacific Ocean display is a smaller Tropical Rainforest environment, Coral reefs, Indian Ocean and a freshwater stream have all been simulated. The Aquarium hosts daily talks about the exhibits and feeding times are a highlight of the day. An adopt a fish scheme is also available and proceeds help to support the upkeep of the animals. The facilities are laid out in a very impressive arrangement and the feeling of being so close to the Sharks and Piranhas is fascinating- if a little frightening.


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The Latest User Reviews of London Aquarium

User Rating: 6 / 10
John, Williams
Added: Aug 2013
If you visit in school holidays prepare yourself for a very long wait to get in. I wish i had paid for fast track, to save an hour and a half .

User Rating: 9 / 10
Member since: Jul 2012
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Great aquarium, and lots to see. The only downside for me was the amount of schoolchildren barging around and screaming a lot. Other than that, great. Tip - make sure you've got headache tablets in your bag if you're going during school-trip season. :)

User Rating: 8 / 10
Member since: Nov 2010
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This is one of the main attractions on the South Bank. The only bad thing is that it is pretty expencive. On the other hand, there is lots to see. The tour starts in London and goes worldwide, with fishes from all over the world. Populair are the sharks, and they are very impressive. But the most populair are the rays. You can touch them and even if you don't dare it is fun to watch the people touch them. There are also lectures about the wonders of the sea and there is lots to do for children. A nice thing to do on a day in London. As I said, the only bad thing is the price, but combination tickets with other attractions are avaliable.

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