One of Europe’s largest aquariums, the London Aquarium is famous for its restoration of a diverse sea-life. The County House, a historical 20th century building, along the river Thames is where it is housed since the year 1997. An astonishing range of over 3000 species of sea animals and plants are preserved here in about 50 tanks which apparently contain an amount of 2 million liters of water. Three major divisions are made in the aquarium viz. pools, oceans and river respectively.
The biotope of the river Thames is been replicated by a large water tank. The uniqueness and variety of the sea animals within a single premise does attract over one million visitors each year. Atypical fishes and animals like octopuses, squids and jellyfish are seen here. A huge water tank is kept here with living sharks and sting- rays along with another one from the Indian Ocean zone which is the ideal location to find firefish, sea anemones and frilled sharks. Piranhas, rays and sea horses interest most of the observers, although sharks still top the list of popularity. Children, however, find more joy caressing the rays, in a specially developed open tank.