image for Nature Reserve item typeWWT London Wetland Centre

Nature Reserve

Address

Queen Elizabeth Walk,
Barnes,
London,
SW13 9WT

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 14 Jun - Sat 31 Dec Bird Feed With a Warden
Fri 8 Aug - Sat 31 Dec Guided Tour
Tue 14 Jun - Sat 31 Dec Guided Tour
Sat 23 Jan - Sun 23 Oct Intro to Wildlife Photography
Tue 14 Jun - Sat 31 Dec Meet the Otters
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct Weekend Family Activities

Details

The London Wetland Centre is a 105 acre wildlife haven with scenic walkways set amongst the lakes, pools and meadows that are home to birds, bats, water voles, grass snakes, amphibians, dragonflies and moths. Unwind in this oasis in the heart of the capital – or let your kids run free in their own Explore, Discovery and Pond Zone adventure areas. Spot wildlife close-up from our hides and meet our collection of rare birds from around the world. Take a free guided walk with one of our wardens and then relax in our café over coffee or lunch. A great day out, whatever the weather.

The grounds have level access and hard-surfaced paths with tarmac on main routes (and compacted gravel on minor paths)
Low-level viewing windows and level access to ground floor bird hides. Heated bird-watching observatory in main visitor centre
Lift access to upper floors of visitor centre, observatory and three-storey Peacock Tower hide. No lift in Wildside Hide
Free wheelchair loan (including one electric wheelchair which should be booked in advance)
Fixed hearing loops in admissions area and in audio visual theatre
Trained assistance dogs only (i.e. guide dogs). No other dogs permitted
Accessible toilets in car park and throughout the visitor centre
Free car parking on site. Tarmac surface and reserved bays for disabled visitors
Public transport is available direct to the centre from Hammersmith bus station to the centre between 9.30am and 5pm (No 283 from Stand K)

Disabled accessEducation/study areaGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Open 7 days a week, except 25 December.

Summer opening time - Sun 29 March - Sat 24 October 2015: 9.30am-6pm (last admission 5pm).

Winter opening time - Sun 25 October 2015 - Sat 27 March 2016: 9.30am-5pm (last admission 4pm).

Early closing on 24 December (last admission 2pm, centre closes at 3pm). The summer route is closed during the winter.

Water's Edge Cafe: closes 5pm in winter and 6pm in summer. Last orders 4.30pm in winter and 5.30pm in summer

Prices

Admission:
Adult: £11.59 / £12.75 with Gift Aid
Concession (over 65 years, full-time students, unemployed): £8.64 / £9.50 with Gift Aid
Child (4-16 years): £6.36 / £7 with Gift Aid
Family (2 adults & 2 children 4-16 years): £32.32 / £35.55 with Gift Aid
Children (under 4 years): Free
Essential helpers assisting disabled visitors: Free

Group rate (12 or more): Adult £9.85; Concession £7.34; Child £5.41

Please note: you may be asked for proof of age, student ID or proof that you are receiving Job Seekers Allowance to qualify for concession admission prices.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 226768  Lat: 51.47687 Long: -0.23601

The London Wetland Centre is easily accessible by car, situated less than one mile from the South Circular (A205) at Roehampton and the A4 at Hammersmith.
Buses - from Hammersmith tube - 283, 33, 72, 209; Duck Bus
Main line - Barnes (take 33, 72) or Barnes Bridge (take 209).

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired