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WWT London Wetland Centre (also known as Barn Elms Reservoirs)

Introduction

The Wetland Centre was built by The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust on the site of the former Barn Elms reservoirs owned by Thames Water, prior to which the land was used for market gardens and allotments, and it had formerly been part of the Barn Elms estate. Outside the Peter Scott Visitor Centre is a bronze sculpture of Scott with two Bewick's Swans by Nicola Godden.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

The site is open daily: 9.30am - 6pm (summer); 9.30am - 5pm (winter).

Directions

Rail: Barnes. Tube: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City) then bus. Bus: 283, 209, 72, 33. Riverboat service to Richmond

Owners

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Site of Special Scientific Interest

Key Information

Type

Park

Purpose

Nature Reserve

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Survival

Extant

Hectares

43

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust