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WWT London Wetland Centre

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Address: Queen Elizabeth's Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
Phone Number: (020) 8409 4400
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Activities: Birdwatching, Walking
Description: Nestled in a loop of the Thames, London Wetland Centre is an urban oasis...
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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Relaxing and beautiful day out

The Wetlands centre is a real escape from the city, my boyfriend and I visited on a Sunday afternoon in time to see a tour around the different sections and see the birds being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Wetlands centre is a real escape from the city, my boyfriend and I visited on a Sunday afternoon in time to see a tour around the different sections and see the birds being fed. It is beautiful and a lovely place to visit. Plus they had loads of cute ducklings. Definitely going to come back.

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your first visit. It is a lovely time of year now; but when you come back don't miss winter when all the winter birds are here like teal and shoveler. And of course summer with all the flowers is lovely too! Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review. More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I always enjoy visiting WWT at Barnes, it's so relaxing and enjoyable. Lots to see and do especially this time of year when everything turns green, flowers bloom and the birds are in full song.

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Yes it's a lovely time of year, with the flowers coming out and the ducklings around. We're hoping for lapwing chicks soon too... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Really enjoyed the overall layout, we got very close to the otters, saw the rare ducks from all over the world. The paths and hides are disabled friendly and we came away feeling we had really enjoyed our visit.

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Glad you got to see the otters out and about - they're a favourite with our visitors :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Wetlands Centre is easy to reach from Hammersmith - the 283 bus goes right to the entrance, every 8 minutes. As high buildings continue to rise across the river, the trees here block out the view of them and you could be in the country. It is a delight from start to finish. There are areas landscaped and planted... More 

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit so much Suzanna. I'll certainly pass on your comments to our wardens who work so hard to create the habitats that attract so much wildlife here. We look forward to you visiting again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you're interested in bird watching, you want a relaxing day out, or you want to take the kiddies out this is well worth a visit. For serious bird watchers there are plenty of hides. There are scopes but you will want to take your own. For the young there are plenty of enclosures to get close. Catering is good... More 

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good day here Stephen and hope you come back and visit us again soon. I'll pass your kind words on to the team here. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Have been visiting here for ages and it really is one of those places where it seasons allow the true beauty of the wetlands come through! Kids love, we love . Kids play area is brilliant both in door and outdoor . Cafe is nice if anything a little pricey for sit down meal and a little restricted in vegetarian... More 

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Hi. We're so glad you all enjoy your visits here; it's great to know that we're helping to enthuse your children about wildlife, an interest which will give them lots of pleasure over the years! Thanks so much for your lovely review. More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Been here so many times and it's great every time. Loads of things for the children - pond dipping being the favourite, trails to follow, watching the otters being fed. The children can run around and play in or outside and adults can relax in or out of the large cafe. The whole place is very relaxing and obviously the... More 

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your support; we're delighted to hear you continue to visit with your children and have a great time. We try to keep renewing our activities so there is always something different to do. And the summer birds like sand martins are on their way back now, so plenty of birds to look out for! More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have been kicking myself for not visiting (or knowing) this place in my last 8 years of stay in london.I must visit for people who want to experience nature as it is.Unkempt and wild, and i know it takes lots of effort to keep a place methodically unkempt..especially when you are almost in the heart of the city. I... More 

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

That's a great review, thank you - it describes the Centre perfectly! And we hope you enjoyed our Easter duck hunt too. We try to cater for all of our visitors who want to engage with nature, and whatever their level of expertise. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. More 

London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to experience wild birds in London. So there's the pot luck element to it- but there are also more fixed animals, such as the ducks, geese etc and 2 Asian otters; you can see the otters being fed, twice a day. There are various hides to see the wildfowl and a bat house. Finish it... More 

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and managed to get to the otter feed which is always popular. Do come back and see us again! More 

London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

i've been meaning to go here for a couple of years and now that we moved into the area there was no reason not to go. The place is obviously very well cared for, as became immediately apparent walking up the path to the entrance. Staff are friendly and helpful, everywhere is clean and well kept. We saw the otters... More 

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Catherine S, Manager at WWT London Wetland Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. I'll pass you comments on to our wardens who do such a great job in creating the habitats for wildlife and the gardens. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and do come back and see us sometime now you're in the area! More 

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