Here fishy, fishy, fishy – Sea Life London

Sea Life London is set on the South Bank in London and has over 500 different species of fish within it’s aquarium and even penguins for visitors to learn all about during the day. However did you know that you can actually visit Sea Life London on rare occasions at night which is entitled London Lates?

I and some other members of Love Pop Ups London were invited down on a complimentary experience courtesy of Merlin Events for an opportunity to explore the depths of Sea Life London during the night (without a child in sight).

Sea Life us
Dave, Sian, Ashley, Bianca, Me (Joanne), Charlotte

Sea Life London

Sea Life London provides guests an opportunity to discover over 500 species of creatures which swim within our worlds oceans from sharks through to penguins.

There are various zones throughout Sea Life London:

Rainforest Adventure – Ranger Andy will immerse guests through a world of creepy crawlies, charming crocs, and curious critters.

Ocean Invaders – Gaze upon jellyfish within the the UK’s largest jellyfish experience.

Radical Rays – Meet and learn about the rays.

Penguin Parade – Step into the Antarctic and see Gentoo penguins dipping and diving through a large viewing window.

London Lates at Sea Life London

London Lates provides guests an opportunity to explore the aquarium at night without children running around. Upon arrival as this is an adult only event guests will receive a glass of prosecco (or a soft drink if you don’t drink alcohol) before heading further on into the depths of the aquarium.

However note the rock pool and penguin enclosures are not open during the evening as the penguins are put to bed early afternoon (3.45pm) so if you want to see them you will have to visit during the day.

Fear not though as all the other zones are open and there is still plenty to see!

Here fishy, fishy, fishy

Adventuring through the zones of this underwater Atlantic heaven guests will be able to gaze upon many species from sharks through to turtles.

My personal favourite zone of the aquarium for me was the shark enclosure which was massive and had a myriad of smaller windows which you could gaze and watch upon these beasts knowing that you are safe. Some of the windows are mirrored on the other side which attracts some of the sharks to be more inquisitive which makes them come up really close, giving budding photographers a fantastic opportunity to grab a shark selfie or that classic Jaws shot of a shark coming right at you!

Sea Life sharks
Sea Life shark window
Sea Life shark and me
Sea Life ray

The Rain Forest provided much entertainment with bugs, various fish, selfie opps and even a boat to grab a photo within.

Sea Life jelly croc and turtle
Sea Life us

I also particularly loved watching these ants in the tubes manoeuvring twigs between each other.

The other area I particularly loved was the jelly fish enclosure. The colours of the jelly fish was striking and powerful and their movements so mesmerising.

Sea Life jelly fish info
Sea Life jelly fish
Sea Life jelly fish

Also whilst walking around if you also wanted to learn more about particular sea creatures there are a number of staff which you can ask more about them.

There are also displays throughout the exhibition that also point out further information about any particular species you are looking upon.

I found out some interesting facts such as:

  • Jellyfish don’t have a heart and brain
  • Sharks blood is blue
  • There are over 300 species of Turtles in the worlds oceans and rivers
  • Rays don’t have a bony skeleton as their skeleton is made of cartilage

Want to learn more though about these fascinating creatures? then you will just have to visit yourself.

Also at certain points throughout the aquarium there is a food stand and a bar area where you can purchase snacks and drinks.

With it being January the aquarium was quite empty and quiet, which made it very blissful as we could take our time and go at our own pace.


In all I highly recommend London Lates at Sea Life London as it is such a tranquil way to gaze upon the amazing species which swim within the worlds oceans.

So grab your fishes (sorry mean friends or family) and go along and enjoy the wonders of the fascinating creatures which swim in our oceans.

Visit Sea Life London

Learn and discover more about Sea Life London by clicking here.

London Lates throughout 2019:

Friday 25 January 2019
Thursday 14 February 2019
Friday 29 March 2019
Friday 26 April 2019
Friday 24 May 2019
Friday 6 September 2019
Friday 18 October 2019

Tickets can be purchased via Merlin Events click here to book your adventure.

Thank you Merlin Events for inviting me and some others of Love Pop Ups London to come down to take in the depths of Sea Life London. This experience was complimentary but all views are my own honest opinion.

Click link below to read the other bloggers blog and blogs from their past shows which we have had the pleasure of attending.

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