WWT London Wetland Centre is situated close to central London, on the banks of the River Thames in Barnes. It is easily accessible by private and public transport and is close to both Barnes and Barnes Bridge stations. Buses from Barnes station and Hammersmith tube/bus station stop at the Red Lion Pub on Castlenau, just a 5 minute walk to the Centre.
Our address is Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT.
For further information on public transport please visit www.tfl.gov.uk
Buses 33, 72 and 209 stop nearby (alight at the Red Lion stop, approximately 100 metres walk from the wetland centre). If you get the 72 back to Hammersmith tube ensure the bus is going to East Acton.
The 485 bus from Hammersmith comes directly into the Centre but only twice an hour and not at all on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Barnes rail station is just 25 minutes from Waterloo or 10 minutes from Clapham Junction. It is then a 15 minute walk to the wetland centre (or 5 minutes by buses 72 or 33). You can also alight at Barnes Bridge station then walk through Barnes village (about a 15 minute walk) or catch a 209 bus (alight at the bus stop opposite the Red Lion pub, which is approximately 150 metres from the Centre).
Hammersmith tube (on the Piccadilly and District & Circle Lines) is the nearest tube station. From here it is just a 10 minute bus ride (see ‘by bus’).
The centre has parking for nine large coaches. Parking is free for coaches bringing visitors to the centre, but places must be booked in advance. Drivers should note that coaches are not permitted to use Hammersmith Bridge.
The London Wetland Centre is situated on Sustrans Cycle Route 4, which includes access from the River Thames towpath. Cycling makes for an environmentally friendly and pleasant way to arrive at the centre and in addition to standard cycle racks there are eighteen secure bike cages (we strongly recommend that you bring a D lock to secure your bike). Download a map here.
Santander is a cycle hire scheme in operation across London. The nearest bikes can be found at the Putney Pier Station – a mile’s walk along the river to the centre.
The centre is easily accessible from the River Thames towpath, situated on the south bank between Hammersmith Bridge and Putney (about 25 minutes walk from either location).
There is free parking for visitors arriving by car, although we cannot guarantee parking on busy days. Where possible we would encourage our visitors to use more environmentally friendly forms of transport.
The centre is located just off the main A306 which runs from the South Circular at Roehampton (with easy access to the A3) to Hammersmith (just minutes from the A4/M4). Once in Barnes you can follow the brown tourist signs to the centre. The centre is situated outside the London Congestion Charging Zone.
If you are travelling to or from the centre by minicab one options is to use Green Tomato Cars. This company uses a fleet of the most viable environmentally friendly cars and offers the service at competitive rates. For more information please see their website www.greentomatocars.com or call 020 8568 0022
Heathrow Airport is approximately one hour from the London Wetland Centre by car or public transport (Piccadilly Line from Heathrow Airport to Hammersmith, then buses as above).