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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” (29 reviews)
“bird watchers” (25 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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"bird hides"
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"different species"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our visit even though it was cold wet and grey. We went on the feeding run with Sarah who was extremely knowledgable for someone so young. Great to see such a variety of birds and many unusual ones too. Especially liked the Naenae and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not sure what I was expecting really, but I was a bit disappointed. Maybe because it’s more of a children’s thing to do. The otters were super cute and the place was very pretty but we ran out of things to do quite quickly

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely nature reserve but be prepared for the extortionate prices for access to nature. £15 per person

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As keen birdwatchers, we have been here a number of times before and it is always most enjoyable. We booked on line just the evening before and were glad of the 10% discount. Plenty of free parking for visitors, although you need to remember to...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We visited on Boxing Day at opening time and found ourselves to be almost the only visitors - it seriously picked up later! This is a wonderful place and one of our favourites for a close look at wildlife and some invigorating fresh air. The...More

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Maria Z, Acting Marketing Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words and feedback. We're really glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your day! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon in that case.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in to Barnes to get away from the noise of the traffic and people for a couple of hours. They have refurbished the cafe since I was last in and it looks great. The staff/volunteers were as lovely as I remember. Very friendly and...More

1  Thank RANDY C
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Maria Z, Acting Marketing Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your kind words :) We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We visited on Dec 2nd with our 4yr old grandson to visit Santa.we did find the admission fees a bit on the high side we had purchased a ticket to see Santa for my grandson ahead,but still had to pay admission for him even though...More

1  Thank colin d
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

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

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Maria Z, Acting Marketing Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you very much for your kind words - the otters are also one of my favorites :) We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

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

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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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