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"Wonderful for all ages…"
A brilliant afternoon was spent at the London Aquarium. Really informative and good fun for all ages. Lots of unusual species. Good value for money especially as there are always quite good deals such as 2 for 1. Would recommend.Read moreLess
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"DON'T go on a Saturday unless you're sedated…"
The London Aquarium is obviously a popular attraction but unfortunately it is exactly that which has damaged the experience. It is getting a little tired and when you combine that with thousands of people, desperately trying to take the perfect picture of a penguin (through glass...) it leads to a family day out which is likely to induce a small stroke. I went on a Saturday (clearly a mistake) with a 2 & 4 yr old. The bonus of being that age is that you can wriggle to the front of the tanks.
There were some good bits. We tickled a starfish (he didn't have any say in the matter) and the sea horses and turtles are intriguing. Just stick to a week day if you can.Read moreLess
"Great fun and easy…"
We chose to set out early to beat the crowds as it is very popular, The exhibits are great and they get kids involved by letting them touch star fish, I love the penguin enclosure to, you get very close and if your lucky they may show off for you, The marine variety is amazing and my daughter loves it. Best thing is you can leave and come back toRead moreLess
"We went very early on a Sunday morning, there was…"
We went very early on a Sunday morning, there was no queue, and it was wonderfully quiet inside, with plenty of room to get close to the tanks even with a push chair.
DD is 23 months and was laying on the glass floor over the shark tank within 2 minutes of entering the building, after persuading her there was more to see we eventually moved on. Our favourites were the tunnel through the large tank and the Shark tank. We also spent a lot of time with the penguins and the look of joy on daughters face when they swam over to her was priceless.
It did feel like we spent ages at all of the tanks but even with this we were still in and out in under a couple of hours, so don't go expecting to spend all day, we still loved it thoughRead moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.
"Agree with some of your posts-just back from a most…"
Agree with some of your posts-just back from a most miserable day out at London Aquarium. Queued for over an hour to get in. Children were cold,wet, hungry and miserable by the time we got in. Nowhere to eat so left after an hour, after looking for exit signs in vain. Not an experience I would recommend to anyone in their sane senses. Never again.Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.
"I'd not been to the London Aquarium in years, but…"
I'd not been to the London Aquarium in years, but thought having been revamped a couple of years ago it would be worth a visit with my little terrors. They love aquatic stuff (thanks Nemo and Happy Feet!) so I figured their attention would last enough to get our money's worth.
Needn't have worried - the sharks alone could have entertained them for hours. I loved the skeleton walkway, but the little one did get a bit scared. We didn't eat there, as I can't stand forking out for food that would be a fraction of the price if we do it ourselves - always take a picnic. Then none of those awful "I don't like anything mummy" moments!!
I did think it was a tad expensive for all four of us to go -Read moreLess
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"My daughter (22 months) loves it. We live in London…"
My daughter (22 months) loves it. We live in London as so bought the annual passes (good value if you need somewhere to go when it is cold and rainy). Buggy park was at the entrance and we then spent a good couple of hours running around. Since it has been refurbished the shark tunnel and displays are amazing.
Don't eat on the south bank - head into town or further down towards embankment for good cafes.Read moreLess