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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%
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“pond dipping” (31 reviews)
“bird watchers” (17 reviews)
“nature reserve” (15 reviews)
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London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
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+44 20 8409 4400
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"pond dipping"
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"bird watchers"
in 17 reviews
"nature reserve"
in 15 reviews
"wild birds"
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"otters being fed"
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"hammersmith tube station"
in 7 reviews
"reed beds"
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"water vole"
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"west route"
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"captive birds"
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"different species"
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"bird life"
in 15 reviews
"peaceful place"
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"all ages"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"entry fee"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place! I lived in London fir a few years, but only just discovered this with some friends recently. Great walk through lovely grounds to see wildlife; birds, otters and plant life. Nice cafe too. A perfect place to go to unwind -...More

Thank Alan170
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous day at Wetlands. We saw many birds and also a vole. Lunch was ok but nothing special. The restaurant has been revamped and their is now a v limited menu. Good value for money as far as the Cd yard is concerned. Ample parking....More

1  Thank Jennifer U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely open space for observing and walking, lots of hides, dedicated spaces for the more "captive" birds [including cranes] A pair of otters were a highlight, you were able to see them swimming underwater at very close range. Blissfully quiet at first on a sunday...More

Thank fortyers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect. Some reviews mentioned inadequate catering and only ducks to see. I shouldn't have taken any notice. The whole experience was exceptional. Plenty of washrooms. Nice comfortable cafe with a decent snack or meal choice at reasonable prices. The wildlife...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s quite an average experience to be honest. It didn’t seem worth the day trip out of central London. Our kids are aged 3 and 1.5 and they could’ve enjoyed the pond in Hyde park just as much. This is more for adults who are...More

Thank Akbar R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A former reservoir in Barnes, West London, which has been turned into a welcome haven for a variety of bird life. Part of the site has been carefully constructed, including a visitor centre and educational facilities. But the rest has been left fairly wild with...More

1  Thank redsgothenburg
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank Katie C
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank Travelling_Tweet
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

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 11 June 2018

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

Thank KateM2309
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PRADEEP G
11 July 2018|
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Response from Jennifer U | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Wetlands is open year round and many of the birds etc are permanent residents.
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PRADEEP G
11 July 2018|
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Response from Katie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open year round - only closed for a couple of days at Christmas. Winter opening times are slightly shorter (9.30-4.30pm). If you're visiting with kids, there is an indoor play area and cafe if you get cold... More
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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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