London Aquarium x

Gill was asked to pick an adventure in London all part of the new ‘do more with avios’ scheme. She asked me to come along and how could I refuse. We decide to go with the London Aquarium as the weather here can be so hit and miss we thought this would be a safe bet. The Saturday we went up to London was such a beautiful day, any of the choices would have been amazing to do. This meant we got to spend the day in London which is always fun.

IMG_0039 IMG_0042

It costs £23.50 for adults and £16.95 for children. Children under the age of three get free entry. This ticket entitles you to come and go all day. So you can have a look round, pop out for lunch along the Southbank and then head back later on. If you book the tickets online beforehand you could save up to 15% off too which is great.

They have lots of different sections in the aquarium. You start of by walking over a glass floor to get in. I have to admit this is a bit creepy. Everyone gathers on this, to take photos, I just wanted to walk straight through back to normal ground!


You walk through lots of tanks with lots of different fish in. At every tank they have all types of information, I love reading all of theses. You could be there all day if you did this. The flow of people is quite good, you never feel under pressure to move on from ant tank either so you can go round at your own pace.

IMG_0048 IMG_0049 IMG_0053 IMG_0057 IMG_0056 IMG_0063 IMG_0065 IMG_0067 IMG_0059IMG_0183IMG_0179IMG_0175IMG_0169IMG_0166IMG_0160IMG_0148IMG_0143IMG_0135IMG_0120

We then came to the sting ray pool. This is an open tank, you can all stand round and look into it. The walls are glass too, so smaller children can still see in. I could stand there all day watching them.

IMG_0069 IMG_0071 IMG_0070 IMG_0075 IMG_0072 IMG_0078 IMG_0080 IMG_0081

There is an stand where you can get your face painted. This costs extra on top of your ticket price. I think Gill really wanted one, if we weren’t going to look round the shops after I think she would have had a glitter face!

You then get to walk through a tank in a glass walk way. Again this scared me. I always think the walls will cave in. It was really good though. I did enjoy it. All the children enjoyed it and seemed amused by it all. This is where we got to see the huge turtles and small sharks.

IMG_0103 IMG_0109 IMG_0116 IMG_0131 IMG_0185 IMG_0188

They also have a penguin enclosure but this was packed. You have to queue to get in and then when you get to the room its full of people. It was really hard to get to the front so you had a clear view of them. We decided to stay at the back and look over people.

IMG_0190 IMG_0193 IMG_0191 IMG_0198

It was a really good experience. I have only been the Brighton sea life centre which was quite a few years ago with the girl guides while we were on guide camp. We then decided to head back outside into the sunshine and get some lunch. We walked along the Southbank to find something yummy. We walked past all the street actors, and dancing squads to a cocktail bar. I think it called out to us. It was called Beltane and Pop. You pick all the different types of flavours, toppings, fruit, and then what spirit you want. What a great idea. I bet in the summer it gets packed here. They are like adult slush puppies. These were amazing, if you are ever in the area you need to pop here to try them. I think this is my first 10/10.

IMG_0208 IMG_0209 IMG_0210 IMG_0211 IMG_0212 IMG_0213 IMG_0215 IMG_0216

We then sat on a bench and had a chat and drank our drinks, people watching. We finished these and found a place for lunch. Not really a surprised we headed to a burger bar. It’s called Bleecker Street. It was so good!!! I am dribbling at the thought of this burger. If I ever need to go to London to work I will be going here on my way home! Obviously we got chips to go with these. Gill got the special ones which was blue cheese sauce with chili sauce, these were really good. I’m not a fan of blue cheese but they were quite nice.

IMG_0217 IMG_0220 IMG_0219 IMG_0221

We then headed home for a BBQ. It was the night England were playing Wales in Rugby so we had Gill’s family round to watch. We then sat outside and ate more food. We sat outside with a screen up to watch the game. We had to wrap up warm as it was a chilli evening.

IMG_0232 IMG_0233 IMG_0235 IMG_0237 IMG_0238 IMG_0246

I had such a good day off. I hardly ever get a Saturday off work so it was good to go out and do something good. Thanks Gill for inviting me. Here’s to more to come!

IMG_0203 IMG_0204 IMG_0206 IMG_0207 IMG_0223 IMG_0224 IMG_0226 IMG_0043






Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s