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London Wetland Centre

Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT


London Wetland Centre, exterior picture



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ADDRESS:Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT

MAP:See London Wetland Centre on a map

TELEPHONE:020 8409 4400

NEAREST
STATION:
Hammersmith (District)


OPENING HOURS:Winter (except Christmas Day): 09.30 - 17.00. Summer: 09.30 - 18.00. Last admission 1 hr prior to closing.

Water's Edge Cafe: last orders 16.30 in winter and 17.30 in summer. Close 30 mins later.

LINK:www.wwt.org.uk/visit/wetlandce



ABOUT: London Wetland Centre is a beautiful wildlife reserve in the heart of the capital with scenic walkways which meander amongst lakes, ponds, meadows and gardens. It's the perfect spot for a relaxing walk or for watching wildlife in its natural surroundings. Wandering among the flowers and trees it's easy to believe you're in the countryside, but from some vantage points the London skyline acts as a spectacular backdrop to this beautiful rural setting.

Take a walk through World Wetlands to see some of the most exotic ducks from around the globe and learn about the conservation work that keeps them safe from extinction. Numerous wild ducks, swans and other birds have made the Centre their home and spring is the perfect time to watch the mallard ducklings waddling after their mothers, or to see baby grebes hitching a ride on their parents' backs. Watch out for water voles feeding on the yellow flag iris and butterflies drinking from the flowers in Wildside.

It is the astonishing level of wildlife that makes its home here that inspired Chris Packham, BBC Springwatch presenter, to describe the Centre as, "One of the most important conservation projects of the past century. Its broad range of habitats brings a huge variety of water birds, amphibians and small mammals to the heart of the capital, giving millions of people the opportunity to encounter wildlife up close."

You can enjoy one of the guided walks around the Centre who will point out some of the wildlife highlights of the day or simply sit quietly in one of the hides. Take time out to relax in the Water's Edge Café with lunch and a glass of wine. All this just a convenient 10 minute bus ride from Hammersmith tube station.

Admission prices:

Gift Aid Admission: Adult: £10.99 Concession: £8.20 Child: £6.10 (4-16 years) Family: £30.60 (2 adults & 2 children, 4-16 years) Children (under 4 years): Free

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. Essential helpers assisting disabled visitors: Free

Non-Gift Aid Admission: If you choose not to pay the Gift Aid price, these are the equivalent prices excluding the voluntary donation. Adult: £9.99 Concession: £7.45 Child: £5.55 Family: £27.82

IMAGE: Marsh Marigolds by Ross Paxton




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    Lose yourself in the wetlands

    A big dollop of wildlife - right here in London

    What's On

    Starts on
    Jul
    26
    Sat
    Be a Nature Explorer
    Time: 11.00 - 11.45 Nature crafts: build a mini bug home 12.00 - 13.00 & 16.00 - 17.00 Pond dipping, bug hunting, reptile walk or bird-watching (check blackboard in the courtyard mid-morning for daily activity) 14.30 - 15.30 Be a Wetland Warden; create a
    Admission: Free with admission/for WWT members. Small charge for some materials.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London

    Aug
    7
    Thu
    Bat Walks
    Time: Times vary with sunset - please see website for details
    Admission: £10 per person. Price includes admission into the centre for the bat walk only.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London

    Aug
    14
    Thu
    Bat Walks
    Time: Times vary with sunset - please see website for details
    Admission: £10 per person. Price includes admission into the centre for the bat walk only.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London

    Aug
    21
    Thu
    Bat Walks
    Time: Times vary with sunset - please see website for details
    Admission: £10 per person. Price includes admission into the centre for the bat walk only.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London

    Aug
    28
    Thu
    Bat Walks
    Time: Times vary with sunset - please see website for details
    Admission: £10 per person. Price includes admission into the centre for the bat walk only.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London

    Sep
    4
    Thu
    Bat Walks
    Time: Times vary with sunset - please see website for details
    Admission: £10 per person. Price includes admission into the centre for the bat walk only.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London

    Sep
    11
    Thu
    Bat Walks
    Time: Times vary with sunset - please see website for details
    Admission: £10 per person. Price includes admission into the centre for the bat walk only.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London

    Sep
    18
    Thu
    Bat Walks
    Time: Times vary with sunset - please see website for details
    Admission: £10 per person. Price includes admission into the centre for the bat walk only.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London

    Sep
    25
    Thu
    Bat Walks
    Time: Times vary with sunset - please see website for details
    Admission: £10 per person. Price includes admission into the centre for the bat walk only.
    Location: WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London



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