WWT London Wetland Centre
Nestled in a loop of the Thames, London Wetland Centre is an urban oasis for wildlife and people; a rural idyll in the heart of the capital.
Voted the UK's Favourite Nature Reserve by readers of Countryfile magazine, it is perfect for a relaxing stroll along the paths that meander among the lakes, meadows and gardens.
The Centre is a haven for wild ducks, wading birds, butterflies, bats, amphibians and water voles.
Visitors can also see a collection of beautiful water birds from around the world, and watch the antics of the otter family at feeding time.
With six hides, two kids' adventure zones and a café there's something for everyone.