London Wetlands Centre

The London Wetlands Centre is located in Barnes, along the banks of the River Thames.  It is a wildlife reserve that occupies 42 hectares of wetlands and is home to many species of birds, including the sparrowhawk, shoveler duck, great crested grebe, and kingfisher.  The London Wetlands Centre is maintained by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and has been open to the public since 2000.  The Centre frequently hosts wildlife activities and events.

The London Wetlands Centre is open every day of the week.  In the summertime, the Centre’s hours of operation are between 9:30 AM and 6 PM, while in the wintertime it is open between 9:30 AM and 5 PM.  In July and August, the Wetlands Centre stays open until 9 PM on Thursdays.

Admission to the London Wetlands Centre is free for those who are members of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and for children under age four.  The price of admission is £9.50 for adults, £7.10 for seniors and students, and £5.25 for children age 4 to 16.

–The London Wetlands Centre offers guided tours on a daily basis at no additional cost.  The tours begin at 11 AM and 2 PM.  At 3 PM, visitors to the Wetlands Centre can watch the feeding of the birds.  The Centre also features the Water’s Edge Café for food and drink and a gift shop for wildlife-related souvenirs.

–The London Wetlands Centre is accessible by the 283 Duck Bus and other bus routes, the Barnes rail station, and the Hammersmith tube station.

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