Underwater wonderland awaits at the Sea Life London Aquarium

PUBLISHED: 15:40 16 October 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 16 October 2013

Sea Life London Aquarium

Sea Life London Aquarium


AN underwater wonderland awaits visitors to the Sea Life London Aquarium.

Sea Life London AquariumSea Life London Aquarium

The attraction, just a short rail trip from Times Territory features rays, sharks, penguins and turtles as well as a plethora of other piscine pleasures to peruse.

The entrance to the South Bank aquarium features a death-defying walk across a glass floor with sinister-looking sharks slinking effortlessly below.

As a big fan of ‘extreme angler’ Jeremy Wade’s ‘River Monsters’ show, I was in my element in a new and exciting Amazon Rainforest section of the sizeable sub-aqua emporium.

As I wandered around the simulated rainforest floor I espied familiar fishy faces from the cult ITV programme, which included the misunderstood red-bellied piranha, powerful red-tailed catfish and monstrous black pacu – fridge-sized beasts, which have been dubbed ‘ballcutters’ after a series of gruesome reports of attacks on male swimmers’ nether regions.

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Other denizens of the deep which amazed and delighted myself and the other visitors were; snapping turtles, jellyfish, black-tip reef and sand tiger sharks and colourful lionfish.

Visitors can also walk through an all-encapsulating tunnel with sharks, rays and other tropical fish swimming just inches above them.

Also on display was a stunning angel shark, which ghosted around its huge tank with ease, majestically sliding up the walls and along the bottom of a massive Easter Island carved head centrepiece.

Away from the fearsome fish, children and their parents, who were transported back to child-like wonder, cooed over the acrobatic penguins in the chilly Antarctic section.

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The cliché that a place is a great day out for all the family is often applied to attractions, but in the case of the Sea Life London Aquarium that really is the case.

It was a fascinating delight, which I would massively recommend.

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