Top 5 Wildlife Nature Reserves in London
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Top 5 Wildlife Nature Reserves in London

  • 27 Mar 2018

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and embrace the great outdoors.

1) Woodberry Wetlands

Woodberry wetlands

Home to lots of pleasing wildlife. Kingfishers dart across water, whilst reed warblers, bees and dragonflies buzz around the reeds. You'll be surprised you are in London.

Woodberry Wetlands
West Entrance via New River Path
Lordship Road
N16 5HQ

Opening Hours:  
Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

2) Gunnersbury Triangle

Saved from development and managed for wildlife and people. Birds and small mammals take advantage of the sheltered birch and willow while walkways and footpaths help guide visitors around this wild refuge.

Bollo Lane
W4 5LW

Opening Hours: 
Vary across location, please check official website for more details.


3) WWT London Wetland Centre

Watch wildlife, get close to ducks and water birds. Be inspired by rain gardens and ponds, whatever the weather, there’s plenty to do and just 10 minutes from Hammersmith, London.

Queen Elizabeth's Walk
Barnes, London
SW13 9WT

Opening Hours:
Please check official website for more details


4) Lee Valley Regional Park

Nature Reserves Lee Valley

Lee Valley has it all from nature, parks and gardens. Relax in the wide-open spaces, woodlands and waterside environments. There's lots to do for kids and families, from outdoor activities to watching wildlife and visiting the House Gardens.

Lee Valley Regional Park Information Service
Myddelton House
Bulls Cross

Timings: Please check official website for more details

5) Oxleas Wood

The wood is home to many different kinds of breeding birds including tree creepers, woodpeckers and a huge variety of flowering plants, tree and shrubs. Over time the woods has created a community of plants and animals have grown up and evolved together.

Crown Woods Lane
SE18 3JA

Please check official website for more details

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