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WWT London Wetland Centre

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“pond dipping”(32 reviews)
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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...more
London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
+44 20 8409 4400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well conceived, beautifully laid out, excellent habitats and plantings. We visited on a crisp, sunny autumn day and were truly impressed with the design of these wetlands. Incredibly well maintained for the amount of ground covered. This is neither a zoo nor amusement park. It's...More

1  Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cant believe it is so close to London, been here a couple of times now. Clean dry well laid out paths and hides with good signage. Nice cafe......you can even get a beer! Gift shop is good and has a good range of bird books....More

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family with an 8 & 5 year old. We all thought this place was unbelievably poor. It was £40 entry to see a few ducks. Nothing else going on whatsoever. The ‘playground’ (which looked rubbish) was locked up and the staff refused...More

3  Thank ChrisGilbody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really charming place for a walk. Lovely otters and lovely to see the birds 🦅 it was quiet and a nice place to escape London.

2  Thank Anna A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though it was a windy day, making the acres of reeds rustle , keeping the birds hunkering down, this is a fantastic place to watch myriad different species of birds in a natural habitat. Everyone we spoke to was extremely friendly and helpful, pointing...More

2  Thank Neil S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place so close to central London with lots to do and see for all ages especially children with an interest in nature

2  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

So close to the groovy East End of London is this oasis of wetlands and bird life. There is a water side cafe that serves decent breakfasts and coffee; you can walk around the wetlands and admire the beautiful swans and water birds. The other...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Whether you're an avid birdwatcher or just enjoy the natural world, WWT Barnes is a tranquil haven right in the heart of London, and always provides an enjoyable outing at any time of the year... The enthusiasts will enjoy the South route incorporating the more...More

1  Thank EOS-User
Reviewed 21 August 2018

It is a nice natural wetland space that is accessible by tube and bus (within zone 1- 2). The visitors were mostly families with young kids, retirees and bird watchers. Still a pleasant enough place to stop off on a nice day. Walk around a...More

1  Thank StationToStation
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I loved this place so much, we spent 5 hours yesterday walking around in the nature. I thought I was not a huge fan of birdwatching, but I enjoyed it a lot. The park is really well kept and the staff are really friendly. So...More

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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.
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
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.