Greater London & City of London Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Greater London & City of London Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Greater London & City of London Attractions, Heritage and Art Galleries and Museums pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support 'Accessible Countryside for Everyone' in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Battersea Park Children's Zoo - Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Keeper Experiences available, Children's adventure playgrounds, cafe, gift shop - "The zoo is fully wheelchair accessible", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk

 

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park - "made up of four acres of freshwater habitat and is home to a fascinating array of wildlife...The tranquil park is a stunning natural area for people to discover and enjoy in the heart of Greenwich", walk-in wildflower meadow, bird hides, outer boardwalk is open 24/7 - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site
www.tcv.org.uk/greenwichpeninsula

 

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens - explore glasshouses, landscapes and discover 250 years of history at the world's most famous garden. Climb to the treetops, delve into rainforest or discover more of Kew on a guided tour - "Kew Gardens is largely accessible to wheelchair users...Most of the buildings in the Gardens have level or ramped ground floor access for wheelchairs. The Gardens themselves are largely flat with tarmac paths in most places", wheelchairs are available, standard accessible toilets plus a Changing Places toilet (no sling provided, RADAR key req) changing-places-icon near the Brentford Gate
www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens

 

London Zoo (Regent's Park) - Daily animal shows and talks, over 750 different species of animal, a number of indoor and tropical enclosures and animal houses, Land of the Lions ("Three walkways cover the 2,500sqm exhibit with thrilling, immersive Indian-themed areas to explore "), Europe's only spider walk-through! and more - "The Zoo is more than 170 years old and contains many old buildings, 12 of which are listed. However, most of the Zoo is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties...Tiger Territory is wheelchair friendly and has a lift available for visitors to access the higher viewing platform", a limited number of wheelchairs available for hire, accessible toilets, "A changing hoist/disabled facility is located at the First Aid point"
www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo

 

Maryon Wilson Animal Park - Charlton - "animal park with ducks, geese, chickens, goats, pigs, and even a deer enclosure...giving children the opportunity to feed, stroke and handle the animals...tours are led by the Park Ranger Service", set in Maryon Wilson Park "former Maryon Wilson family estate, this beautifully landscaped park contains both grassland and woodlands - all in a valley setting" - the Thorntree Road entrance has level access, the paths around the park are moderate with some steep slopes, no accessible toilets
www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/.../maryon_wilson_park

 

SEA LIFE London Aquarium - one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life, more than 40 sharks from 12 different species, 14 themed zones over 3 floors, daily talks and feeds, interactive rock pool experience, shop - "we are fully accessible with lifts to all levels", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
www.visitsealife.com/London

 

WWT London Wetland Centre - "An urban oasis for wildlife and people, just 10 minutes from Hammersmith. Stroll among the lakes, ponds and gardens. The café is perfect for relaxing, and kids will love the play areas", 105 acres of open space alive with wildlife, six hides, tours , otter feed, events. Over 200 species of bird have been recorded on site since the site opened in 2000 - Disabled friendlyThere is level access around the site, Level access hides, a hearing loop in the theatre, 4 wheelchairs and 1 mobility scooter available for hire
www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/

 

For local nature reserves see London Wildlife Trust
www.wildlondon.org.uk

 

 

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