London Aquarium kicked off it's refurbishment programme late last month, presumably with them carrying the Sealife name upon completion. The signs at the Aquarium itself stated it was a £2.5 million refurbishment, whilst the website mentions it's £5 million. Either way, it's a decenty figure to revive what I feel is a pretty bland attraction inside.
The main new attraction will be the trademark walk through tunnel complete with a dive bell camera which can be controlled by guests to look around the tank above.
Currently the temperate waters, Atlantic ocean tank and the ray pool are unavailable, and the attraction is advising customers of the works at the entrance, and offering varying discounted ticket prices depending on what is open. Around 800 creatures have been temporarily moved to other Sealife centres whilst the work is carried out, with them returning in time for the grand opening in March 2009.
We popped down at the weekend and grabbed a few pictures. Apologies for the quality of some of them, they were taken in a bit of a rush
Signs at the entrance
A coming soon poster inside
Random bakcstage shot
A few shots of the work being carried out
And a shot from the Eye of a metal structure being built up outside, presumably a new Aquarium.