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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
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London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

What a beautiful place. Lots to do, activities to get involved with and a great way to entertain 2 small children. Really liked the explore play area. Nice cafe. Will definitely go again.

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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thank you for your review. Lovely to hear you and your family had a great time.

Reviewed June 6, 2018

We visited the Wetlands Centre on Sunday 27th May. It was a beautiful day and we spotted a large number of birds from the various hides. Even though we were surrounded by London, it felt so natural and peaceful, we could easily have been miles...More

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Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thanks very much for the great feedback. Do come visit us again as there is always something different to see depending on the season

Reviewed June 6, 2018

Had a very pleasant day here in half term. Not cheap for 3 adults and 2 small children but they did enjoy the pond dipping, various bird hides and the playground. The cafe was a bit shambolic and the crows and ants were enjoying the...More

Thank KAW687
Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Dear Kaw687, So sorry to hear about your experience at our Gift shop and Café. I will forward your comments to our catering and retail teams for further actions. Rest assure that we are looking to include more sustainable items for our shop. In the...More

Reviewed June 4, 2018

My fiancé and I spent a wonderful day out at the London Wetland Centre at the weekend. We're big fans of otters and ducks so this did not disappoint. The weather was fantastic and it added to the experience. We loved how there as a...More

Thank Mark H
Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are looking forward to see you all again soon!

Reviewed June 2, 2018

For those unfamiliar with this superb natural history and bird watching centre, please read on. For the whole family this centre offers a great opportunity to familiarise yourself with birds both native and from overseas. Children will delight in watching otters being fed and there...More

Thank Barry S
Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We came on Bank Holiday Saturday and the weather was glorious. The scenery is beautiful here and we all had a wonderful wandering about the site, spotting birds and wild fowl along the way. The otter feeding was a big hit with the children as...More

Thank vincentb377
Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks very much for the great feedback, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit and that you were lucky to get such good weather. We hope you found some interesting creatures during pond dipping :)

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Kerry N
Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks very much for the kind words, we're really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed May 8, 2018

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 leah g
Reviewed May 6, 2018 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
Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thank very much for taking your time to leave us a review. We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed May 6, 2018 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

1  Thank Shirley E
Maria Z, Marketing Assistant at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks very much for the great feedback. Do come visit us again as there is always something different to see depending on the season.

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928pradeepg
July 11, 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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928pradeepg
July 11, 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
August 25, 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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