Walk Through A Sewer At The London Wetland Centre

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Walk Through A Sewer At The London Wetland Centre
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We're not sure enough people know about the London Wetland Centre. This wildlife haven out in Barnes is both beautiful and educational - a far cry from its former role as a series of reservoirs. And it's only a short walk south of Hammersmith - practically in central London.

From this weekend, visitors can clap their eyes (and noses) on a new attraction - a giant drainpipe complete with fat deposits and noisome odours. (OK, perhaps 'attraction' was the wrong word there). The installation, called Down the Plughole, allows visitors to walk along a recreated section of trunk sewer to learn about the problems caused by pouring oils, fats and unsuitable paper down our sinks and toilets. It's the latest addition to the 'Pond Zone', a section of the park funded by Thames Water.

Of course, we can't commend a sewer visit without referring you back to our own exploits down in the Fleet Sewer and Northern Outfall Sewer.

All images courtesy of Thames Water.

Last Updated 22 October 2010