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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pond dipping” (30 reviews)
“bird watchers” (16 reviews)
“nature reserve” (14 reviews)
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London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
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"pond dipping"
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"bird watchers"
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"nature reserve"
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"wild birds"
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"otters being fed"
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"hammersmith tube station"
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"reed beds"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This really is a hidden gem. I've mentioned it to so many friends who had no idea it was there. It's a true oasis hidden away in Barnes, close to central London. It's lovely to get so close to the birds - you can really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The London Wetland Centre is located in South West London and easy walking distance from Barnes Station (and about half an hour walk from Hammersmith). The wetlands are the perfect place for bird watchers, with the trails encompassing many bird hide areas. Of course, being...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the grandchildren here for the day. Fed the ducks was a bit of a let down, as the children didn't get to fed the ducks, they got to listen to a talk and watch someone else feed the ducks. The talk on the otters...More

Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good day out for a family with kids - children learn and see nature, different bird species, insects, 2otters. Very good play area, plenty of activities. Restaurant underwent refurb - chips quality rather poor. Prices a little steep - in restaurant, as well as entry...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful place. Lots to do, activities to get involved with and a great way to entertain 2 small children. Really liked the explore play area. Nice cafe. Will definitely go again.

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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Lovely to hear you and your family had a great time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Wetlands Centre on Sunday 27th May. It was a beautiful day and we spotted a large number of birds from the various hides. Even though we were surrounded by London, it felt so natural and peaceful, we could easily have been miles...More

Thank sryan772
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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the great feedback. Do come visit us again as there is always something different to see depending on the season

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very pleasant day here in half term. Not cheap for 3 adults and 2 small children but they did enjoy the pond dipping, various bird hides and the playground. The cafe was a bit shambolic and the crows and ants were enjoying the...More

Thank KAW687
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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kaw687, So sorry to hear about your experience at our Gift shop and Café. I will forward your comments to our catering and retail teams for further actions. Rest assure that we are looking to include more sustainable items for our shop. In the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé and I spent a wonderful day out at the London Wetland Centre at the weekend. We're big fans of otters and ducks so this did not disappoint. The weather was fantastic and it added to the experience. We loved how there as a...More

Thank Mark H
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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are looking forward to see you all again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those unfamiliar with this superb natural history and bird watching centre, please read on. For the whole family this centre offers a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with birds both native and from overseas. Children will delight in watching otters being fed and there...More

Thank Barry S
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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came on Bank Holiday Saturday and the weather was glorious. The scenery is beautiful here and we all had a wonderful wandering about the site, spotting birds and wild fowl along the way. The otter feeding was a big hit with the children as...More

Thank Vincent B
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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the great feedback, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit and that you were lucky to get such good weather. We hope you found some interesting creatures during pond dipping :)

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lavender43
25 August 2017|
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Response from Maria Z | Property representative |
Hi You can find info on how to get here on our website under Plan Your Visit. The 33, 72 and 209 buses stop at the end of the road from Hammersmith.
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angleseygirl2016
18 November 2016|
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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.
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