The London Aquarium can be found in the city of London close to the Thames River and the London Eye. The London Aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in all of Europe and one of the main attractions in London. With over 350 species of fish, the London Aquarium continues to draw travelers in, and remains a favorite among the attractions in London for locals, as well.
The London Aquarium is divided into three different floors, and there are 14 different zones for various kinds of fish. Zones at the UK Aquarium include the Atlantic Upper, the Freshwater Stream, the Pacific Upper, the Indian Ocean, Rivers and Ponds, the Atlantic Lower, a Touch Pool, Temperate Waters, the Pacific Lower, Invertebrates, Tropical Freshwater, Mangrove, Coral Reef and Rainforest. In all of the different section of the UK Aquarium, fish native to the different zones are displayed. Interestingly, sections of the UK Aquarium that require salt water use a mixture of water from the Thames River and tons upon tons of salt.
If you plan to visit the aquarium, hours of operation are from 10 am until 6 pm, 7 days a week. As one of the major attractions in London the aquarium does keep an updated schedule, so you can check during the holidays for any special holiday schedule changes. The London Aquarium is also located close to the London Eye and London Bridge on the Thames River, making it a great place to go on a sightseeing trip through London.
Many travelers who make their way to the London Aquarium are fish enthusiasts who would also like to own their own fish. Although the London Aquarium does not offer options to purchase live aquaria, the London Aquarium does have a program that allows you to adopt a fish. Anyone can help with their conservation cause and choose a fish online.
Whether you plan to travel to the Aquarium for an entire day or just the afternoon, the site is one of the most popular attractions in London. While in London, you can also spend time visiting the many wonderful places to eat in London or checking out some of the world famous downtown shopping. A number of historical sites can also be found throughout the city.