Living Arrows 18/52 – Our visit to the Sea Life London Aquarium

Do you like fish and aquariums? Would you like to visit the Sea Life London, but not sure it is good? We were very lucky to be invited to go last weekend to see exclusively their new jellyfish section and we loved it! So much indeed that I decided to talk about it in my Living Arrows post this week. We have been very lucky to spend some quality family time lately. After having been to West Sussex during the Easter Weekend, last Sunday was also a fab day out. After our visit to the Sea Life London Aquarium, we walked around South Bank and had some lunch altogether. Yes!  Grumpy Boyfriend was part of the fun and attended a blogging event! I may convert him to write his own blog one day…

The Sea Life London Aquarium

Located in the South Bank area of London under the shadow of the London Eye, the Sea LifeLondon Aquarium is said to be one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life.

We have never been before. I must say that the South Bank area recalls some mix feelings. I have great memories of lazy days with Grumpy Boyfriend. But it also reminds me of last Summer when Baba had his heart operation at Saint Thomas Hospital. I strongly remember the day before the operation when I struggled to hold it. Seeing my baby in pain was hard. It’s also the place where I used to walk errand on my rare breaks during his recovery. But today’s post is all about a happy memory, so let’s forget those dark days behind us!

Frenchie Baba is a happy and healthy bébé who was lucky enough to see many fish and other marine creatures! And we are not talking about Grumpy Boyfriend!

Our visit to the Sea Life London Aquarium…

Baba was well into it straight from the start. He was at the front, wanting to see it all.

Move over people! Frenchie Baba is coming over and he wants to see it all!

I must say that I was expecting the place to be very busy and not being able to see anything. However, despite some crowd (the aquarium is very popular even early in the morning!), we managed to have a great view!

We had a front seat to see all the creatures

Le bébé was well impressed and I reckon he would not have minded a little swim in it too!

Can you see the concentration involved?

Baba looked very close to see if Nemo was amongst the fish.

Look who is in charge of the boat today!

And we also pretended that we could become formidable sailors!

As Grumpy Boyfriend was part of the fun, we actually made good use of him. He became the official photographer of the day.

But don’t you worry! Frenchie Mummy was quickly back in charge to capture the best of the place!

That means a lot of fish…

More fish with a baby eager to communicate with the other world…

Some tortoises having a whale of a time. Pardon, I could not resist making this bad play on words 🙂

Watch out Frenchie Mummy! A lot of jellyfish are around!

Bien sûr, the climax of the visit was the jellyfish section. No Frenchie Baba in this shot as he was falling asleep. Too much fun previously and he was quick to be worn out. Therefore, Frenchie Mummy had to strike a pose…

And even once out, I carried out my duty.

Pretending to be a tourist for the camera!

Sea Life London Aquarium – Le verdict

We really enjoy our visit to the Sea Life London Aquarium. I had never been before and was a bit worried that it would have been too busy to enjoy it. But we actually had a great time and spent about an hour and a half admiring some diverse marine creatures and learning many facts about them!

I will definitely come back with Baba when he is older!

Did you like reading our visit to the Sea Life London Aquarium? Then be quick to book your tickets here and see the magic for yourself!

Disclosure: We received free tickets to see the Sea Life London Aquarium in exchange of an honest opinion.



  1. May 1, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    We went last week and Erin loved it. She too was at the glass every single time!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 1, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      a shame we didn’t meet!

  2. May 1, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    We have been to the sealife centre in Scarborough but not the London, my children would love it here. It looks like a great day out, lovely photos too x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 1, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      we have been to other sea life centers but this one is def the best x

  3. May 1, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I adore aquariums but we don’t really have a good one near us in Edinburgh. My favourite is Brighton or actually Denver in Colorado where they have real mermaids. I haven’t been the London one since I was tiny but would definitely visit if we were planning a trip to London.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 1, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      it is really worth it, very nice

  4. Emma
    May 1, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I haven’t been the the London Aquarium for year! It looks like it has changed a lot since I last went. What a great place to take children to.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 1, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      it is very nice, we loved it x

  5. May 1, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    We love visiting our local SEA LIFE Centre, and try to make sure pop into the London one whenever we are in the capital

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 1, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      it’s so good!

  6. May 1, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    So glad that you had fun with Baba and Grumpy Boyfriend. The jellyfish sections looks like a lot of fun x

  7. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    May 2, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    We’ve been to a couple of sea life centres around the country and the kids always have an amazing time. They are places you can go to several times as they always have different fish and exhibits to keep everyone entertained

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 3, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      he is growing fast 🙂 x

  8. Tooting Mama
    May 2, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Ooh it’s been a long time since I’ve been to the London Aquarium with any kids. I’m sure my two will love it. Something to do when we return from Paris. Merci!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 2, 2017 / 9:24 pm

      for sure, it’s fab x

  9. The Culinary Jumble
    May 3, 2017 / 7:32 am

    It looks amazing – my kids would love it! Glad you have a few happier memories of the area now! x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 3, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      merci for reading x

  10. Donna
    May 5, 2017 / 10:25 am

    We went to the aquarium a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it! It looks like you had a great time x

  11. May 7, 2017 / 8:27 am

    We LOVE the sea life centre and it’s a massive family favourite for a day out for us. It looks like you had great fun x

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 7, 2017 / 10:05 am

      it was fab x

  12. One Messy Mama
    May 7, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    What a lovely outing! It looks so colorful with all those different kinds of sea life! So happy that this outing was able to bring a happy memory to an otherwise unsure time. Little Baba looks like he had the best time ever… And mommy too 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us Cecile’ xxx #globalblogging

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 7, 2017 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment x

  13. Deborah Nicholas
    May 8, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    That looks amazing, we have one local to us and hte kids always love trying to find nemo! lol

  14. Eilidh
    May 8, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    We went the other weekend and had a great time. Isn’t the ocean invaders exhibition brilliant? Ava could have stayed there for hours!

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