Information for guests looking to book tickets and those with existing tickets
If you are looking to make a future booking, or have an existing booking please see instructions and clarifications below which may answer some of your more immediate questions:
Guests looking to book future tickets:
Pre-booking your visit online is essential for all guests (including passholders) to book a ticket click here.
I already have a Flexi-Ticket, how do I pre-book entry?
Pre-booking your visit online is essential for all guests as we have reduced our capacity to allow for social distancing. You need to pre-book a date and time of your choosing in advance. Book your time slot here.
I am an annual pass holder, how do I pre-book entry?
Merlin Annual Passholders can click here and pre-book entry for £1 per Passholder. Every passholder in attendance must pre-book their admission and present both the reservation and their valid Pass at the entrance. Under 3s must also pre-book admission.
Please be advised that regular exclusion dates apply as per your Pass terms and conditions.
Guests with existing Standard or Fast Track tickets:
If you have booked one of these tickets AND our attraction is closed on the date you intended to visit, your ticket is valid until the end of the year (31 December 2020). You will need to pre-book a date and time of your choosing in advance as we have reduced our capacity to allow for social distancing. Book your time slot here.
Guests with existing VIP Experience Bookings:
If you have booked one of these experiences AND our attraction is closed on the date you intended to visit, your ticket is valid until the end of the year (31 December 2020). Once the attraction re-opens, you can visit on a date of your choosing. For these experiences please contact our Guest Experience Team on SLLondon@merlinentertainments.biz 14 days prior to when you plan to visit to book you into a time slot.
Guests with existing London combination tickets and promotional offer tickets
Guests with tickets purchased through a third-party:
If the above does not answer your question about existing or future bookings, our team is on hand to help at SLLondon@merlinentertainments.biz
When will you reopen?
We are delighted to confirm that all our Merlin London attractions will reopen on Saturday August 1st.
Is it safe to reopen?
The health and safety of our guests and team is always our number one priority. In line with recent Government guidelines, our teams have implemented numerous measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our guest. Alongside this, our attraction has been awarded the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good to Go’ charter mark. We ask anyone visiting our attraction to observe all guidelines and signage in place at the attraction.
Do I need to wear a face covering?
Yes, all guests are required to wear a face covering when visiting our attraction. Face coverings are not required for children under the age of 11 or for people with certain health conditions and/or disabilities. In addition, visitors will see our guest-facing employees wearing Personal Protective Equipment including face masks and visors. Hygiene screens have been installed in front of many of our food stalls and shop counters, and we have installed social distancing markers throughout our attraction.
What new measures will I see on my visit to your attraction?
We have implemented an extensive range of safety measures across the attractions. For more details, please see our Know Before You Go page here.
Why do I need to book online?
We’re restricting the number of guests who can visit each day, to ensure we can maintain social distancing in all areas of the attraction.
Will your toilets be open and how will you ensure they are safe?
Our toilet facilities will be open for guests and we have introduced new measures within these facilities to ensure spatial distancing. Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the day
I have booked a ticket and it’s for a date when you are now reopened – but I don’t want to visit /my flight has been cancelled / I am on the NHS shielding list. What are my options?
We would like to reassure everyone that we are taking the necessary measures to provide a safe and hygienic environment.
However, we understand that due to unforeseen circumstances or if you have developed symptoms of the coronavirus, or if it’s unsafe for you to travel you may require to change the date/time of your visit to our attraction. Please contact our Guest Experience team on SLLondon@merlinentertainments.biz and they will be happy to discuss your options. If you have booked through a third party, please contact them to discuss your booking.
I’m not sure when I want to visit/I already have an open dated ticket. Can I arrive at the attraction at any time?
No, prebooking is essential as we have significantly reduced the daily ticketed capacity of our attraction to allow for social distancing and the best possible experience. All guests will need to pre-book their tickets online. If you already have a ticket, you will still need to book into a time slot online here.
What do I do if one of my family is ill at the last minute?
We understand that due to unforeseen circumstances or if you have developed symptoms of the coronavirus you may require to change the date/time of your visit to our attraction. Please contact: SLLondon@merlinentertainments.biz
If you have booked through a third party, please contact them to discuss your booking.
Why have you got Temperature Checks? And what if I have a condition or disability
Employees and guests are asked to participate in a temperature check using a non-touch thermometer. Anyone who is displaying a temperature above 37.8 degrees Celsius will unfortunately not be allowed to enter. In this event we will gladly rebook your visit when convenient and at no additional cost; we do not expect anyone to be penalised for doing the right thing.
Visitors with certain health conditions and disabilities related to higher bodily temperatures should speak to the customer services team upon booking to ensure we can provide the correct assistance on an individual basis.
The SEA LIFE London Aquarium Team
Page last updated: 28/07/2020