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London Wetland Centre, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT Map:
The award winning London Wetland Centre is the first project of its kind in the world - more than 40 hectares of created wetlands in the heart of a capital city. In February of 2002 the centre was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), supporting nationally important numbers of Gadwall and Shoveler duck. Opened in May 2000, the London Wetland Centre offers hundreds of thousands of visitors the chance to see rare and beautiful wetland wildlife just a stone's throw from central London.
Every WWT centre is different. In total, over 4,000 acres are managed by WWT, including seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI's), five Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and six Ramsar sites.
Other WWT Centres » Arundel, Caerlaverock, Castle Espie,Wetlands Centre Wales, Martin Mere, Slimbridge, Washington, Welney
London Wetland Centre opening times Winter 9.30am to 5.00pm (last admission 4pm) Summer 9.30am to 6.00pm (last admission 5pm)
Late night opening every Thursday from Thur 31 May until Thur 20 September. Half price admission from 6pm, last entry 8pm. WWT members can bring two guests for free on these evenings.
Christmas opening times Early Closing on 24th December (last admissions 2pm). Closed 25th Dec only, otherwise centre open as normal throughout the Christmas and New Year period including 1st January.
Gift Aid admission prices: WWT members: free , Adult: £8.75, Child under 4: free, Child (4-16 years): £4.95, Concession: £6.60 (over 65 years, full-time students, unemployed), Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children, 4-16 years): £21.95. The Gift Aid admission price includes a voluntary donation, which enables us to claim the tax back as part of the Government's Gift Aid scheme.
If you choose not to pay the Gift Aid price, these are the prices excluding the voluntary donation. Adult: £7.95, Concession (over 65 years, full-time students, unemployed): £6.00, Child (4 -16 years): £4.50, Family (2 adults & 2 children, 4 - 16 years): £19.95.
Car parking: although there is ample free car parking at the London Wetland Centre for all visitors, we recommend that people adopt the more environmentally-friendly option of arriving by public transport wherever possible. Parking bays for Orange Badge Holders and motorcycles are situated close to the centre. Coach parking is also free but must be booked in advance.
Bicycles: 50 secure bike cages are available - please provide your own lock/chain to secure the door.
Dogs: Please note that dogs are not allowed in WWT Centres except guide dogs.
How to find usEdit
By car 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. There is ample parking available at the centre.
Travelling from the North/West: Most major routes join the North Circular (A406). Travel south along the A406 to the junction with the A4 at Brentford (the M4 becomes the A4 at this point). Head east along the A4 before taking the A306 south across Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes where you will pick up the signs for the London Wetland Centre. Turn left at the Red Lion pub into Queen Elizabeth Walk. The main entrance is 300 metres on the left.
From the South/East: In South London take the South Circular (A205). Leave the A205 at Roehampton, taking the A306 towards Barnes before picking up the signs for the London Wetland Centre. In the South East take the M25, exit at junction 10 and travel north on A3. After the Robin Hood roundabout and Putney Vale exit turn left on to Roehampton lane (A306), go straight across at the South Circular traffic lights and past Barnes railway station. In Barnes turn right at the Red Lion pub into Queen Elizabeth Walk. The main entrance is 300 metres on the left.
Nearest Underground Hammersmith TubeEdit
Buses From Hammersmith Tube take the 283, our specially branded Duck Bus from stand C, which will bring you directly into the centre. Alternatively, buses 33, 72 and 209 stop nearby (alight at the Red Lion Pub). These buses leave Hammersmith bus station from stand B. From Barnes mainline station take bus 33 or 72 or from Barnes Bridge take bus 209
Trains From Waterloo, Clapham Junction or Richmond to Barnes or Barnes Bridge. The London Wetland Centre is ten minutes walk from Barnes station and buses are frequent.
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