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WWT London Wetland Centre

Queen Elizabeth's Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
(020) 8409 4400
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Ranked #154 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Walking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Five miles from Marble Arch yet the hustle and bustle of London life seems a distant memory. The day we visited several areas were closed due to private functions so check before availability before turning up. If wishing to see the feeding get a place about fifteen minutes before the time as this is a popular part of the day.... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I visited London Wetland Centre in May 2014 and really enjoyed spending the day there. It's a lovely place to visit if you are into wildlife like birds and water voles. Spring is one of my favourite times of year to visit the centre because they normally have Canada gosling chicks and swan cygnets. The staff are helpful and do... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely morning here wandering through the enclosures of captive birds - lots of interesting information boards, especially for those species which are under threat of extinction. There is also a great 'wild side' section, where the birds are free to come and go as they please. Probably a few too many people for hardcore birders, but all in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A lovely place to just get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. I have a membership which allows unlimited entry so whenever the mood takes me I come over to here to have a nice walk around and see if I can see any different species than I have seen the time before. It's great in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Peaceful tranquil place spent 5 hours meandering through pathways. Plenty a birds to watch the hides were clean and pleasant to sit in. Otters were just the cutest. Staff friendly and helpful. Cafe was expensive but monies are ploughed back into the charity. Food good cleanliness superb. Highly recommended even for non twitches like us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a great afternoon wandering about the lakes and ponds, don't worry if your not up on bird species , there's plenty of information and lots of bird watchers who are only too happy to give you tips and let you have a look at the birds through a long lens. One thing not to be missed is the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

£36 to see 2 lonely otters, Ducks, London pigeons, insects. Kids got bored so we left after 3 hours. Most exciting part was seeing a Bull sitting next to a lake. Feel ripped off, really a waste of day

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A lovely, relaxing place. Exceptionally welcoming and clean. ('Are we in a Hospital, Grandad ?' asked my 4 year old.). If you are into Nature - or just trying to unwind, - this is a wonderful place for wildlife only a few miles from the centre of London. But there is also lots to do for under 12s in Adventure... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A wonderful day out.So much to see at a leisurely pace but the guided tours are valuable as they give you so much vital information both about the present but also the history of the centre.Good facilities all around inc a Cafe and well stocked shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Such a wonderful spot. .. probably better out of summer to get the migratory birds, especially winter as well to get the Arctic settlers. The free guided tours are a must... 1130 or 230... our guide had a wealth of information about not only the wetlands but also the history of the foundation. Barnes is a lovely part of town... More

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