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 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, 419 and 209 stop nearby (alight at the Red Lion stop, approximately 100 metres walk from the wetland centre).
The 485 bus from Hammersmith comes directly into the Centre. Please note that this is not a frequent service (twice an hour with no service on Sundays or Bank Holidays).
In light of the Hammersmith Bridge closure, a new route, 533, has been created running between Hammersmith Bus Station and Barnes Pond via Chiswick Bridge. Alight at Nassau Road, approximately a 20 minute walk from the centre.
From Barnes station it is a 15 minute walk to the centre (or 5 minutes by bus).
You can also alight at Barnes Bridge station which is a 15 minute walk to the centre through Barnes village (or catch the 209 bus).
Please note the walk from Barnes station involves a crossroads without a pedestrian crossing. For visitors with mobility issues or young children it 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.
Hammersmith tube (on the Piccadilly and District & Circle Lines) is the nearest tube station. From here it is a 10-15 minute walk over Hammersmith Bridge and then a 5 minute bus ride (routes 209/33/419/533/485) to the Red Lion pub, approximately 150 metres from the Centre.
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.
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 Bridge (about 25 minutes’ walk from either location).
The centre is located just off the main A306. Once in Barnes you can follow the brown tourist signs to the centre. The centre is situated outside the London Congestion Charging Zone.
There is free parking for visitors to our wetland centre, please input your car registration details at admissions.
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).