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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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“pond dipping” (30 reviews)
“bird watchers” (16 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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Reviewed August 26, 2017

We spent about 4 hours here wandering around and listening to the talks. It was reasonably quiet and a lot more pleasant to walk around than many other wildlife centres. There weren't that many 'rare' birds given it was August, but plenty of different ducks,...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Not as much as was expected. It is still nice walk around, but most of the birds you can spot around london parks in a plenty of numbers. You really have to be a fan of bird watching to be ready to spend a day...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Really enjoyed our walk around this fabulous reserve. Loads for the kids to do around the centre. Fantastic bird hides looking down onto the birds.Love the wildflowers around the reserve too, really beautiful this time of year. Watched a kingfisher, a kestrel and a peregrine...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

What a transformation since 1995. We did not quite know what to expect, but it is really stunning. As we visited in August there were not the migratory birds to see, but there was plenty to see all the same. The otters were lovely to...More

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Just 10 mins from Hammersmith is an expansive wetland with very interesting birds, flowers, ponds, reed beds and other animals to look at. Great location for kids, but also a lovely escape from the city and perfect material for a photographer to play with. Definitely...More

Thank Carina C
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

First visit to the London Wetland Centre and one I'll repeat. Plenty of wildlife to see with the site being laid out really well to give visitors options from the wild to the captive. Great hide - peacock Tower some 3 storeys high giving great...More

Thank shark939
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Really lovely clean informative centre, you'd never know you were so close to the city of London. Plenty to see, learn about with areas for children to climb and run around

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

This Centre is a little gem in London. We had a thoroughly lovely day out and will be returning. We were 2 adults, a 7 year old and a 3 year old. It is well signposted and easy to find from A4. There is a...More

Thank montymini
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Although a local resident for many years, my wife and myself - together with two visiting family members from the US (the catalyst for the visit!) - paid our first visit today to the London Wetlands Centre which is no more than a 15 minute...More

Thank stevebG6121BX
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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Hi Steve. Glad we've enticed you here at last! And thanks so much for supporting our conservation work by joining as members. I hope you have many more enjoyable visits.

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

This place is amazing, you would never think you was in London apart from the planes roaring engines but you soon get used them & don’t notice them. Anyhow if you love nauture, the Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Ducks, Geese, Swans & lots more, you will...More

Thank Supamikey
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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Well we leave the reserve to the wildlife at night, but we're delighted you enjoyed your visit so much ;-)

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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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angleseygirl2016
November 18, 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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