Just 10 minutes from Hammersmith lies London Wetland Centre. This urban oasis sits on the banks of the River Thames in Barnes and despite its proximity to the city, is an absolute haven for wildlife. Swap crowds of tourists and busy commuters for otters, rare swans and geese, dragonflies, butterflies, frogs, bats and ducks instead. London Wetland Centre is also a marvellous option for families, with an adventure playground and indoor discovery zone ready to keep little critters well-entertained.
London Wetland Centre is located at Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT. Tickets cost £14 for adults, £11.90 concessions and £8.50 for children (10% discount off these prices when booking online). For more information visit the website.