Things to See: SEA LIFE London Aquarium

I’m lucky enough to live in London with all its historical and artistic beauty. There are so many great attractions, restaurants, bars and parks to see that I’ll be writing about the ones I go to and sharing my photos with you all.

Aquarium life

First up is the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. I’ve been twice before, but it’s a wonderful place and gives you the opportunity to see all kinds of marine wildlife up close. As such a popular attraction, it does make sense to arrive soon after it opens at 10am. Going on a Saturday there were lots of children and pushchairs but it wasn’t difficult to get through and take all the photos I wanted. The staff were all very friendly. It is a little expensive but there are usually deals about and you can easily spend over three or four hours there.

Aquarium landscape

Green world

Bright fish


If you’re going with children there are plenty of things to entertain them. The signs are brightly coloured, enthusiastic and informative and the environment is set on learning more about our aquatic friends and how to protect them. The feeding of fish in the tank as part of a presentation will keep them amused as will the staff giving a detailed description of the penguins when giving them fish. 

But it’s fun as an adult too. The strong lighting makes it’s easy to take pictures and there’s a great variety of fish, sharks, turtles and jellyfish. There’s even crocodiles. Within the piece are some of the photos I took.

Both going for the profile shot

Aquarium fish

Aquarium 12


I went with my girlfriend who also took quite a few pictures. And yes, I did do the Jaws music when I saw the sharks.


16 thoughts on “Things to See: SEA LIFE London Aquarium

  1. I love the SEA LIFE aquarium. Great place to hang out. I’ve been thinking about buying an annual membership because it always makes me feel so peaceful.

      • How could anyone not love penguins? If you go to the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town they have an enclosure with all different kinds of penguins and you can view them above ground and under water. Watching them dive is amazing!

  2. I’ve been to the ones in Sydney and Florida and must admit it’s fascinating…hope at the same time that these creatures are not depressed like animals in a zoo. Do you think there’s a difference in perception of smaller and larger fish? Feel sorry for the penguins though.

    • It’s the Gentoo Penguin that isn’t great in the Polar wild and is a highly endangered species. They were treated really well and seemed happy. The smaller fish move so fast it’s hard to take photos and tend to have brighter colours but there’s no discernible difference in perception that I could tell.

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