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London Wetland Centre

London Wetland Centre

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London Wetland Centre consists of 42 hectares of wetland and reed beds created by The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), a leading UK conservation organization saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world. This wildlife reserve visitor attraction is considered to be one of the best and most important urban wildlife sites in Europe and has been created to attract thousands of wild birds from around the world.

You arrive at a courtyard with a large observatory and a children's indoor 'Discovery Centre'. The nature reserve leads your through 'World Wetlands' with wetland habitats and wildfowl from around the world, then the 'Wildside' reed beds. There are safe, hard-surfaced paths throughout making this accessible for all.

It's not a circular route, so come back to the cafe, or stop at a picnic area, then go on to more exploring and bird watching and the children's open air adventure play area.

There are daily events such as bird feeds and guided tours, and more events in the UK school holidays and weekends.

When I visited I found the London Wetland Centre was popular was preschool children and babies but I suspect the parents of the babies enjoyed their walk more. There were also serious bird watchers and photographers enjoying the close proximity of the birds and wetlands.

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    When To Visit
  • Spring: Look for the ducklings and frogs in the ponds.
  • Summer: Lots of bird song and flowers.
  • Autumn: Arrival of migrating birds.
  • Winter: Rare birds in the reed beds and ducks with colorful plumage

Address:
WWT London Wetland Centre
Queen Elizabeth's Walk
Barnes
London SW13 9WT

How To Get There: The simplest route on public transport is to get the tube to Hammersmith station, then catch the 283 bus from bus stop K directly to the London Wetland Centre.
See official site for more travel options.
Use Journey Planner to plan your route by public transport.

Opening Times:
Open 7 days a week, except 25 December (Christmas Day).
Summer: 9.30am to 6pm
Winter: 9.30am to 5pm

Tickets:
Visit this attraction for free with a London Pass: Find out more about the London Pass | Buy the London Pass now

Check official website for latest ticket prices.

Free to WWT members, children under 4 years and essential helpers assisting disabled visitors.

Official Website: www.wwt.org.uk/visit-us/london

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