Delve into an under-the-sea adventure at SEA LIFE London Aquarium for a look at one of Europe’s largest collections of marine life. From sand tiger sharks and green sea turtles to rays and vicious piranhas, the 14 zones of this aquarium—each themed after a different ecosystem—offer plenty to explore.
With more than 500 species to see from around the world, begin your discovery face-to-face with unique creatures of the deep. Your first stop: the Shark Reef Encounter. Admire the toothy creatures—ranging from the Bowmouth Guitar Shark (distinctive with its wide body and blunt snout) to the Blacktip Reef Shark with its prominent black-dipped fins—as they glide through the water.
Next door, meander down the Shark Walk, a tank-lined glass walkway, and pretend you’re smack dab in the center of the ocean. Continue on to Penguins: Ice Adventure to check in on a group of playful, white-striped Gentoo Penguins as they frolic about the frigid Arctic.
From here, pay a visit to the Ray Lagoon to see the flat and spotty rays gliding along. Then pass by menacing crocodiles and piranhas, and learn about the habitats of gentle seahorses and rare Green Sea Turtles until you reach the playful clownfish and colorful coral at Nemo’s Coral Caves.
Whether you want to touch interactive tidal pools or stare down trainers as they feed the resident sharks, SEA LIFE London Aquarium brings out the aquatic explorer in you.