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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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“pond dipping”(29 reviews)
“bird watching”(15 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
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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"
in 29 reviews
"bird watching"
in 15 reviews
"nature reserve"
in 14 reviews
"wild birds"
in 14 reviews
"otters being fed"
in 12 reviews
"hammersmith tube station"
in 7 reviews
"reed beds"
in 7 reviews
"water vole"
in 6 reviews
"west route"
in 6 reviews
"captive birds"
in 6 reviews
"bring binoculars"
in 5 reviews
"black swans"
in 5 reviews
"different species"
in 8 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 5 reviews
"huge area"
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"bird life"
in 14 reviews
"peaceful place"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The real jewel in the crown. What a wonderful asset to London. A beautiful slice of nature with city backdrop.

Thank kejeto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ended up here on one of the hottest sunniest days and loved it. I wish I had remembered to take my binoculars with me but I rented a pair instead. Absolutely beautiful views and so many species of birds, I was amazed I was...More

1  Thank lsgoldblatt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love nature, you must go here. Been a while since our last visit. So much has changed. The bat house, the cranes & now others. Such a great place to explore. My niece loved it & so did we.

Thank Angela P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice surprise, to see the wildlife In London. A great landscape surrounded by the housing of London. Plenty of hides to watch the wildlife. There are otters to watch as they play in their enclosure. They are fed twice a day by a...More

Thank Shirley E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe I've never been here before, having grown up just half an hour away. If you need an escape from the hustle and bustle - as I did on the day of the London Marathon - this is the perfect place to go....More

1  Thank Olivia B
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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review Olivia. We're really glad you enjoyed your day with us. Without the support and income from our visitors we would not be able to run WWT London Wetland Centre or to contribute to WWT’s conservation work in the UK...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Second visit to WWT. We had a lovely day. Forgot out binoculars so hired some for the day from the shop. Both walks are as good as each other. Some amazing birds to see. Lots of serious bird watchers on one of the walks. We...More

2  Thank anna c
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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your lovely feedback, we're really happy to hear you enjoyed your day. We'll make sure to pass your comments to our other departments.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We went as a family with our 14 yo daughter and had a very good time at the Centre. Admittedly we got in via Tesco Clubcard Vouchers but the day would have been value for money if we had paid for the experience. We found...More

3  Thank rogern
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Maria Z, Acting Marketing Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks very much for your kind feedback. We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your day with us and hope to welcome you and your family back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Found this place quite unwelcoming for children - both the staff who gave the impression that they would prefer kids weren’t there in case they stepped out of line and also other guests who didn’t have children with them. Appreciate that there are lots of...More

1  Thank ugraag
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Maria Z, Acting Marketing Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to WWT London Wetland Centre and for taking your time to raise your concerns. I’m sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience during your last visit. We do aim to cater to all visitors...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Thanks to the foresight and vision of Sir Peter Scott, the London Wetlands Centre offers a great day out in an area close to the centre of London but with ponds and reedbeds we would only expect in the countryside. The volunteer guides give excellent...More

1  Thank Christopher P
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Maria Z, Acting Marketing Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Christopher, Many thanks for your feedback, we're really glad to hear you enjoyed your day and that you managed to go to some of our presentations. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We arrived in London at the start of 3 cold and snowy days at the end of February & beginning of March. After the snow stopped and the rain cleaned the streets we decided, despite the cold to visit WWT London to see a wildlife...More

1  Thank Conram
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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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