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Last weekend, following our visit to The Shard, we took the tube to Embankment, crossed the Thames, and made our way to the London SeaLife Aquarium. We were very fortunate not to have to queue for tickets, however once we made it inside, the place was heaving. It was so busy that we wondered if it may have been better to allocate time slots on entry tickets, or perhaps suggest that some people do the SeaLife tour in reverse order. Certainly, had we paid for our tickets, we would have been disappointed by how much we missed due to being swept along in a crowd. However, had we had more time, we would have been able to go back and see more. As it was, we were pushed and just had to make the best of the couple of hours we had left before heading back to Victoria.
The Aquarium’s features were great, it had most of what Brighton’s SeaLife Centre has to offer, including the opportunity to touch starfish, and plenty more. Our visit began with a walk across the top of the shark tank, which was an experience! My boys both love sharks and had great fun watching them throughout our trip. The shark tank runs from top to bottom of the building, which gives opportunities to see the amazing creatures from a variety of different perspectives (thanks to hubby for the photography):
The children enjoyed watching the jellyfish and spotting as many “Nemos” as they could. Hubby liked the rays.
The boy really liked getting up close to the tanks, watching the fish swim by:
I think my favourite part of our visit was seeing the creatures that aren’t in our local Aquarium, such as the penguins and the crocodile. It was definitely an interesting experience and the walls were full of facts and knowledge.
Where is your favourite aquarium?
We received complimentary family entry for the purposes of this review; all thoughts are our own.