London Aquarium 2 for 1 Deal

This post is about the London Aquarium 2 for 1 Deal as well as a visitor guide.  Why pay full price when you can get 50% off retail price? The SEA LIFE London Aquarium currently holds one of Europe’s largest collections of marine life. Visitors to the Aquarium are taken on an interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor and have the opportunity to see literally thousands of sea creatures – held in over 2 million litres of water!

 

 

The Aquarium is home to over 500 species from all across the world, including 40 different sharks. Guests are led through the building to visit over 65 different displays and 14 themed zones spaced out over 3 floors. Throughout the day there are interactive public feedings, diving displays, and touch pools to help guests get as close as possible to the creatures held within. The new Penguin Experience takes ticket holders into a recreation of the Antarctic to give visitors an up-close and personal experiences with the newest residents of the aquarium, including an opportunity to see the world through ‘snow goggles!’

What sort of marine life can you expect to see at the aquarium? Countless species of fish, string rays, seahorses, octopus, sharks, lobsters, jellyfish, piranhas, penguins, crocodiles, turtles…and more!

 

The London Aquarium 2 for 1 Deal

London Aquarium turtleThe Sea Life London Aquarium is one of the best family-friendly attractions in town and for those traveling on a budget, it is possible to save money on your admission tickets with the 2FOR1 deal. In our 2 for 1 deal post, we have gathered all the information you need to take advantage of this incredible offer. One of the easiest ways to save money during your trip to London, the 2FOR1 rail scheme can help you get two tickets for the price of one (making each ticket essentially half-price!) on dozens of London attractions, including the Sea Life London Aquarium.

Taking this advantage of half priced tickets is not only a great savings, but is incredibly easy to get! To obtain the 2FOR1 deal on your London Aquarium tickets, simply purchase a train ticket duriing your visit to London, go to the London 2FOR1 website (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/2334.aspx), print off a voucher and take it with you to the Aquarium. When you show it at the ticket office, you’ll then be give two tickets for the Aquarium…for the price of one!

Current Building

The London Aquarium now is contained entirely within the magnificent County Hall building, previously headquarters of the London County Council and the Greater London Council. The building sits on the south bank of the River Thames near Westminster Bridge and directly next to the London Eye. Originally built between 1911-1933, the building was designed by architect Ralph Knott and has been built entirely in Portland stone. First opened to the public by King George V in 1922 final work and additions to the building were not completed until 1939. The facade of the building is the backdrop for the opening speech in the 1972 Alfred Hitchcock film Frenzy!

 VIP Aquarium Experiences

In addition to the standard attractions on display in the aquarium, there are various VIP experiences that can be booked – at cost (large and small, depending) – in advance to enhance the visitor experience. Currently there are five VIP experiences on offer:

VIP Turtle Feeding Experience – Guests are brought face-to-face with sea turtles and take part in the feeding of (according to their website) the hungriest creatures in the aquarium! Entry into the Aquarium is included with the ticket and the feed itself lasts 20 minutes and includes an accompanying aquarist to answer questions and talk about the turtles’ unique diet.

London Aquarium SharksSnorkelling with Sharks – Visitors are invited to take part in a snorkel experience in the Pacific Reef tank – home to over 15 sharks! Guests are given full instructional briefing and orientation and are also given a behind the scenes tour prior to their dive – as well as included entry into the Aquarium itself. No diving experience is necessary to get up close and personal with these magnificent sharks and dives run every day!

Behind the Scenes – Behind the Scenes access is granted to visitors who book this experience. Meeting with expert aquarist guides, guests discover how the team here care and maintain over 600 marine and fresh-water species. Visitors are taken to the working areas where the public are normally not permitted to visit. Behind the Scenes tours run daily.

Shark Feeding Experience – Guests are given a 30 minute shark feeding experience where they come face-to-fin with 7 species of sharks – and are able to personally feed them! Priority entry to the aquarium is also granted and a trained aquarist accompanies guests for the duration of their experience.

Marine Biologist For a Day – An entire days’ worth of excellent activity! This experience links guests up with a personal expert member of the aquarium team who will accompany them throughout the day as visitors are taken to meet and feed dozens of Aquarium creatures. Guests are able to play with an octopus as well as create a challenge for their new octopus friend to complete. Take a photo in the shark tank, learn about the nutrition of the creatures kept here, visit the laboratory and the shark feeding area and even dissect a squid!

Visitor Information

 Opening Times

  •  7 Days a week – 10:00 – 19:00 (last entry at 18:00)
  • During school holidays the Aquarium is open from 9:00 – 20:00 (last entry at 19:00)

 Getting Here

  •  Address: SEA LIFE London Aquarium, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
  • Nearest Underground Station: Waterloo or Westminster
  • Nearest Rail Station: Waterloo
  • Bur Routes: 1, 4, 12, 26, 53, 59, 76, 77, 148, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 211, 243, 341, 381, 507, 638, RV1, X68

 Standard Ticket Prices

  •  Adult – £21.60 / £18.36 online in advance
  • Child (3 – 15) – £15.90 / £13.52 online in advance
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children) – £75.00 / £63.75 online in advance
  • Child Under 3 – FREE
  • Combination tickets can also be purchased alongside tickets to Madam Tussauds, the London Eye and the London Dungeon