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WWT London Wetland Centre

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London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
+44 20 8409 4400
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Nestled in a loop of the Thames, London Wetland Centre is an urban oasis for wildlife and people; a rural idyll in the heart of the capital. Voted the UK’s Favourite Nature Reserve by readers of Country file magazine, it is perfect for a relaxing stroll along the paths that meander among the lakes, meadows and gardens. The Centre is a haven for wild ducks, wading birds, butterflies, bats, amphibians and water voles. Visitors can also see a collection of beautiful water birds from around the world, and watch the antics of the otter family at feeding time. With six hides, two kids’ adventure zones and a café there’s something for everyone.
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London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
+44 20 8409 4400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a transformation since 1995. We did not quite know what to expect, but it is really stunning. As we visited in August there were not the migratory birds to see, but there was plenty to see all the same. The otters were lovely to...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just 10 mins from Hammersmith is an expansive wetland with very interesting birds, flowers, ponds, reed beds and other animals to look at. Great location for kids, but also a lovely escape from the city and perfect material for a photographer to play with. Definitely...More

Thank Carina1721
Reviewed 6 days ago

First visit to the London Wetland Centre and one I'll repeat. Plenty of wildlife to see with the site being laid out really well to give visitors options from the wild to the captive. Great hide - peacock Tower some 3 storeys high giving great...More

Thank shark939
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really lovely clean informative centre, you'd never know you were so close to the city of London. Plenty to see, learn about with areas for children to climb and run around

Thank JulieHeron17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Centre is a little gem in London. We had a thoroughly lovely day out and will be returning. We were 2 adults, a 7 year old and a 3 year old. It is well signposted and easy to find from A4. There is a...More

Thank montymini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a local resident for many years, my wife and myself - together with two visiting family members from the US (the catalyst for the visit!) - paid our first visit today to the London Wetlands Centre which is no more than a 15 minute...More

Thank stevebG6121BX
Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve. Glad we've enticed you here at last! And thanks so much for supporting our conservation work by joining as members. I hope you have many more enjoyable visits.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing, you would never think you was in London apart from the planes roaring engines but you soon get used them & don’t notice them. Anyhow if you love nauture, the Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Ducks, Geese, Swans & lots more, you will...More

Thank Supamikey
Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well we leave the reserve to the wildlife at night, but we're delighted you enjoyed your visit so much ;-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is divided into two routes but each has an abundance of loveliness to see from their 'curated' animal displays - which include Asian otters - to their wild area in which birds and wildlife comes and go as they please. It is abundant...More

Thank Lelmel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the week and tho it was busy it was easy to stop for the children to read about the birds in that area as well as take photo's. We took a picnic lunch and there are many areas to sit and eat,...More

Thank Paula P
Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you all enjoyed your visit Paula - not everyone gets a fly past when they visit :-) Hope you all come back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely day at the centre, it was peaceful and very well thought out. Spent the day bird watching and generally enjoying the whole experience. Even if people are not particularly interested in the wildlife aspect, it is still a beautifully peaceful place to...More

Thank Bailgate
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, have been away for a few days and unable to reply until now. Suggest you contact the Centre who will undoubtedly be able to give you a definite answer.