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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pond dipping” (29 reviews)
“bird watchers” (24 reviews)
“nature reserve” (14 reviews)
London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
+44 20 8409 4400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was such an enjoyable place for any lover of nature. Tonnes of birds and the otters were a highlight. Lots of things to do and see for kids too, so great for families. Restaurant as well was delicious and good variety. Best thing were...More

Thank sebhorner94
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even for those only vaguely interested in wildlife, the London Wetland Centre is a revelation. It’s a fantastic day out for everyone; young, old or anywhere in between, and it’s right here in the capital! As well as captive birds kept in open pens, which...More

Thank Clive G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of years ago I asked on the TA forum if the Wetland Centre was worth visiting in early November, and received a resounding «yes». We finally got there this year, in the middle of October, on a warm, mostly sunny day, and had...More

Thank Catwoman02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited for the first time mid week in Oct, well organised, hard surfaced paths through out, a nice little cafe with v good cakes, 5 v good hides with varied views over marsh, reed beds, scrapes. I had v good views of water pippit,...More

Thank j w
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Having just been to the WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes, I thought I would let others know what my wife and I thought. Fist of all it was fairly easy to get to using public transport the 485 bus from Hammersmith drops you right...More

1  Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We went to look at the wild birds, but there is also a section with more exotic clipped wing birds, along with various educational boards and huts, as well as bird hides (one of which is multi-storey). There are plenty of toilets on the walks...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I had wanted to spend my 60th birthday exploring these wetlands but the weather was yucky, and as I love photographing birds and flowers, I chose to wait for a better day. I was based in Barnes and it was an easy walk to the...More

Thank Adrienne P
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

WWT London Wetland Centre is a reserve managed by the wildfowl and wildlife trust in the Barnes area of the London Borough of Richmond. The site is formed from four disused victorian reservoirs near to the River Thames. There is a large visitors centre that...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Such a lovely place for a day out with new vistas opening up as you walk around the site. Even though it's under the flight path to Heathrow (need I say more about the frequency of passing aircraft?) my over-riding impression was of peace and...More

1  Thank Richard N
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This was our first visit to the centre on Sunday and it was well sign posted and easy to find. There seemed to be lots of staff to help and make the visit easy. We only had time to walk one side but the paths...More

Thank L F
Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We're glad you had a good time, thanks for your kind words. Do come back and see the rest of the Centre soon! And I'm just going to our cafe to buy a chocolate brownie for lunch myself :-)

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25 August 2017|
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Response from Catherine S | 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.
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.