Capital tots

Adventures and days out for babies, toddlers and children in and around London - the greatest City on earth

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The Aquarium

Great wet weather option

Easy with buggy


Step free at Waterloo / Westminster / Central London

Getting there / tickets and vital info

Capital tots thoughts:

This is totally geared up for children so you would expect it to be good and for a rainy day in February it was perfect. We went with an 8 month old, a 4 month old and a 3 year old and they all loved it. It took us about 2 hours to go round and MLA was transfixed. There are amazing tropical fish but also huge sharks and penguins which toddlers can get really close to. It’s brilliantly done and you feel totally immersed in an underwater world. I would recommend going on a week day if possible as I imagine if it were too crowded it could feel quite claustrophobic. The day we went it felt nicely empty with loads of room to push the buggies around. It’s not cheap, but given that it kept the children happy on a freezing day in February I think it’s worth it. It’s right opposite Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey and there are great spots for photos just outside.


There’s nowhere brilliant to eat within the immediate vicinity other than McDonalds which is just as you come out of the Aquarium but turn right along the Thames and you are at the London Eye and the South Bank.

Make a day of it by:

Getting the river boat to the Aquarium (an adventure in itself) and then wandering along the South Bank, home to street performers, musicians , perhaps going on the London Eye .

What did you think?

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