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.
- 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
WWT London Wetland Centre
Queen Elizabeth's Walk
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.
Open 7 days a week, except 25 December (Christmas Day).
Summer: 9.30am to 6pm
Winter: 9.30am to 5pm
Free to WWT members, children under 4 years and essential helpers assisting disabled visitors.
Official Website: www.wwt.org.uk/visit-us/london