Please note that Hammersmith bridge is closed for refurbishment works. For latest updates and travel advice please visit the Transport For London website.

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 rail stations.

Buses from Barnes rail station, Putney Bridge and Hammersmith tube stations 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

By bus

The following buses pass through Barnes:

  • 33 Fulwell Station – Lonsdale Road
  • 209 Mortlake Bus Station – Lonsdale Road
  • 419 George Street – Norley Vale
  • 485 Lonsdale Road – The Wetlands Centre
  • 533 Hammersmith Bus Station – Lonsdale Road
  • 969 Gladstone Avenue Whitton – Roehampton Vale/ Asda
  • 849 Wimbledon – The Wetlands Centre (this service only runs during Roehampton University term times)

By rail

There are two train stations which are an approximate 20 minute walk to the London Wetland Centre: Barnes and Barnes Bridge. Barnes station is expecting to become a step free access station from the beginning of 2024.

Please note the walk from Barnes station involves a crossroads without a pedestrian crossing. For visitors with mobility issues or young children it may be more suitable to take a slightly longer route either through Barnes village or across the commons, to avoid this crossing. For any further guidance, get in touch.

By tube

Hammersmith tube station (on the Piccadilly and District & Circle Lines) is the nearest tube station. From here it is a bus ride (routes 209/533) to the Red Lion pub, approximately 150 metres from the Centre. Or 25 min walking via Tow path – overlooking the Thames river.

Putney Bridge tube station (on the District Line) is a 25 min walking via tow path overlooking the Thames river. From the Putney Bridge there is a bus ride (route 378) to the Red Lion pub, approximately 150 metres from the Centre.

By coach

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.

By bike

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.

On foot

The centre is easily accessible from the River Thames towpath, situated on the south bank between Hammersmith Bridge and Putney Bridge (about 25 minutes’ walk from either location).

By car

The centre is located just off the main A306. Our postcode is SW13 9WT. Please note that Hammersmith Bridge is closed to cars for the foreseeable future. Once in Barnes you can follow the brown tourist signs to the centre.

The centre is situated outside the London Congestion Charging Zone. From 25th October 2021 the centre will be inside the ULEZ Charging Zone.

There is free parking for visitors to our wetland centre, including eight accessible parking bays plus an additional accessible bay for EV charging. Please input your car registration details at admissions.

We now have 4 public electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in place, available to visitors at a charge of 25p/kWH, to cover electricity costs. These chargepoints are on the Podpoint Network and appear on the Podpoint and Zapmap chargepoint maps so you can double check they are available and working before coming to the site. If you haven't already, save time by downloading the Podpoint app before your visit.

By taxi

A taxi from Barnes Station or Barnes Bridge will cost an average of £10. There is ample space for cars to allow visitors to disembark near the entrance bridge.

By air

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).