WWT London Wetland Centre

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WWT London Wetland Centre
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Jonathan S
london, United Kingdom5 contributions
great place - got a bit lost finding kid's play area and getting out by closing time.

we visited 24/7/22 with family and paid entrance and said car details but got a parking charge notice letter from Birmingham. No one is answering phones. Can anyone help - do i need to pay - i can prove ticket purchase through credit card.
Written August 10, 2022
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Little Jenny
London, UK487 contributions
We spent an afternoon here and it is lovely place to spend time and relax. There are hides and lots of ducks, geese etc as well as Otters. We had coffee and cake in the cafe which was lovely too. i can't wait to come back!
Written June 14, 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review, hope to see you back soon. Angelica
Written July 8, 2022
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Pat
305 contributions
Great day out, plenty to see for all ages. Plenty of parking available. Cafe onsite. Lots of wildlife to see and enjoy the walks.
Written June 11, 2022
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Thank you for your review. We hope to see you here again, soon.
Written July 8, 2022
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Johannes
London, UK1 contribution
Amazing place to visit, with a huge caveat. The parking.
3 weeks after my visit, I got a letter in the box from Smart Parking that I need to pay a fine of £60 in 14 days because I overstayed for 15min longer. More to that, the parking was EMPTY.

Letter arrived just 2 days before my 14 day deadline so if I pass that I will need to pay £100 instead

Such a disappointment. Be aware of the parking and don't stay even a minute longer or you will be fined an exorbitant amount. Feels like I have been scammed.

I feel terrible, hope nobody gets the same experience as me.
Written June 9, 2022
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Dear Sky7light, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you had a frustrating experience with our carpark supplier, but I really appreciate you bringing this issue to my attention. Rest assure that our general manager is reviewing our supplier procedures and we hope to find a better solution for our car park system soon. I apologise for the inconvenience this caused you. Best wishes
Written July 8, 2022
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Tom_sains
London, UK95 contributions
Couples
A wonderful location to visit and feel more connected to nature. Has a good mix of proper bird watching areas and more informative interactive places for kids and adult kids like me.
Written June 5, 2022
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Dear Tom, Thank you the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes
Written July 8, 2022
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Karen C
London3,010 contributions
There were very few birds the day that I went and it was quite a schlep to get to from central London (using public transport), so pretty disappointing in all. The two otters were out briefly before retreating to their den. Think I'll stick to Battersea and St James's Park in the future - more birds, easier to get to and they're free.
Written May 16, 2022
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Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I’m sorry that you were disappointed with the Wildlife on display on the day of your visit, and I appreciate you made the effort to commute from central London. Our team of wardens work hard to create the right habitats for the 180 bird species that come here each year, not to mention the thriving water vole colony, bats, dragonflies and grass snakes that inhabit our 105 acres. One of our greatest successes is the fact that bitterns spend the winter in our reed beds. However, due to the fact we are a nature-reserve we can't guarantee what wildlife will be on display each day. I hope you will give us another chance to impress you, keep an eye out for our daily sights on our website, and/or check twitter handle, for any special sights. Best wishes
Written July 8, 2022
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Bicknela
London, UK44 contributions
These wetlands are a valuable resource for the wildlife and also for people. A serene place to walk in, with fully accessible paths, mature trees and greenery plus the delight of seeing a varied collection of bird life. On a cloudy day in May it was a delightful place to wander in.
Well signed with information on the species seen and their vulnerability. While May is not an ideal time for interesting bird visitors, we were told by helpful staff of the very active Sand Martins.
The practical facilities were excellent, clean toilets, excellent restaurant and a well stocked shop with fun and useful items. Odd perks, like being able to hire binoculars seemed helpful.
Written May 4, 2022
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Bahareh P
1 contribution
Family
Beautiful place full of little creatures, very good places to visit with children. The otters are amazing, the playground is absolutely fun
Written April 24, 2022
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Jamie C
2 contributions
Who knew that there was a 40 hectare nature reserve on the outskirts of London? Not many, by my own investigations.

The WWT London Wetland Centre is a true hidden gem of the city, a tranquil space for visitors and animals alike and a truly enjoyable family day out. I would implore any resident of Greater London to visit this attraction.

Easily accessible from London Waterloo, the LWC supports the conservation of birds and wetland species. You'll see birds you never imagined you'd see in London, all of whom embrace the wetland as their habitat. Most interesting was the otter talk and feeding, conducted by Nikki who further proved that every member of staff at the LWC has a passion for the conservation of these animals - her talk was as touching as it was informative.

The London Wetland Centre, crucially, is not a zoo - no animal is confined. It is a purpose-built habitat for the kinds of species that thrive in these environments - an attraction like this makes me immensely proud of my city.
Written April 14, 2022
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Jacob N
7 contributions
Family
the wetlands is super peacefull to either collect yourself or to see nature at its best! i love the wetlands so much and really reccoment this to everyone!
Written April 9, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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