The London Aquarium is tucked away in the County Hall building and commands an enviable position on London’s South Bank.
Close to the London Eye and the London Dungeon, it is surrounded by an array of eateries and PUBS and is the perfect spot to house such a magnificent attraction.
Opened in 1997, it is a little oasis and a great place to take refuge from the hustle and bustle of London for a few hours. The stunning creatures that surround The London Aquarium provide hours of viewing pleasure and will please even the fussiest of people.
From hundreds of different species including a fantastic collection of sharks, it provides a colourful and diverse display of the depths of the ocean over three floors. Piranhas, nurse sharks, a new Penguin Ice experience and even a crocodile are residents, and of course there are hundreds of different plants which complement the habitats of so many of the animals.
The Green Sea turtles will light up the eyes of most and are peaceful to watch – although this can be a busy place there are plenty of opportunities for quiet moments because the displays are so calming to view!
The Penguin Ice Experience has been created to give visitors one of the most unique adventures they will ever have – by taking them on an icy adventure which travels through the freezing cold. There are touch pools to enhance the experience even further – In fact, the ice feature is quite spectacular and its recreation of the typical conditions in the Antarctic is huge success – naturally this is one adventure that should not be missed.
It also provides some enjoyable, in depth engaging experiences including the very popular ‘Shark Walk’ and ‘Shark Reef Encounter’. There are opportunities for animal interaction throughout the aquarium which is cleverly orchestrated through ‘touch pools’ where children and adults can interact with the interesting species, providing a hands-on element which aims to educate anyone walking through the doors.
The London Aquarium ensures that visitors can connect with the ocean and that is reflected in the expert planning throughout.
It is highly recommended to plan your visit according to the feeding times which include the magical rays where you may just be lucky enough to help feed these spectacular animals!
The shark feed should not be missed and is a real experience in itself, particularly for children who will be wide eyed by the diversity of sharks on offer.
The feeding sessions are a true highlight of a visit here – great for children it really is a very unique experience which will create some impressive lasting memories.
There are stunning coral reefs to explore which provides a wonderful insight into the typical creatures that make reefs their home, and this is enhanced by the splash of natural colours that coral reefs provide. In fact, the Aquarium isn’t just about the creatures – there are an interesting collection of plants here too.
The stunning collection of sea life from all over the globe really does make this experience rich in terms of the mix of creature’s on offer and it manages to educate throughout your visit – at every twist and turn there are fun facts waiting to be discovered and children will thoroughly enjoy learning as they walk past the exhibits.
There is an emphasis on conservation and protecting seas and the wonderful creatures that inhabit our oceans – this message is prevalent throughout. In fact, many of the animals here have been rescued and are unable to be returned to their own habitats.
This highly popular attraction should not be missed – bursting with life and colour it is a brilliant day out.