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WWT London Wetland Centre

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“nature reserve”(16 reviews)
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...more
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London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk | Barnes, London SW13 9WT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit here and will most certainly return. Amazing to see what can be done with partnership working to convert old reservoirs into a space for nature. The hides are most impressive. Some interesting wildlife to see as well - not just the 'usual...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Iain G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the Centre on Sunday morning hoping it would not be crowded and we were pleased that was indeed the case. We watched the otters feeding and then ventured on to the many areas of bird and wildlife. We were serenaded by frogs...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sheryl P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wetland Centre is a fabulous educational wildlife experience and it’s hard comprehend that it is located in one of the biggest and most heavily populated cities in Europe. There are otters and birds galore! An amazing day out! Note - train users can get...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nickandangels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Wetland Centre today and had a lovely time. Apart from the obvious attractions the cafe is great. The choice of food is very good and we were particularly impressed with the Manager. She was really helpful regarding my allergy. I have a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lucia N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not visited for years and were very pleasantly surprised. As the paths are made up, I should be useable even when wet. So it is a good place to go for a walk. There is lots to see and regular talks on some...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Wetland Centre on a Sunday and it was a wonderful way to explore nature close central London. My personal highlights were the otter enclosure, the Hide and all the waterfowl exhibits. I would recommend bringing your own lunch as the cafe is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my Mum here for Mothers Day - and it was a fabulous day out. They did a special Carvery meal which my Mum loved and said totally exceeded her expectations (also had a good vegetarian option for me). There are lots of free...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steeedy
Reviewed April 17, 2019

Had no idea this was in the middle ofLondon. It felt so serene. The volunteers are amazing and should be applauded for the great job they do in making the Wetlands a real experience!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paula T
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Always enjoy visiting this place. Quiet, relaxed, interesting bird life and OTTERS! But OMG what is wrong with the cafe. Every time we visit we try to order bacon and eggs and toast. Nine out of ten times, we get served a bacon sandwich. So...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KingCoal
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

This is a haven, a paradise in the heart of London. Peaceful, educational and an incredible place to enjoy nature. A must visit place for all ages

Date of experience: April 2019
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December 17, 2018|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe they are resident. Definitely worth a visit to see them.
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer U | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Wetlands is open year round and many of the birds etc are permanent residents.
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Katie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open year round - only closed for a couple of days at Christmas. Winter opening times are slightly shorter (9.30-4.30pm). If you're visiting with kids, there is an indoor play area and cafe if you get cold... More