Serene London Oasis: WWT Wetland Centre Taxi Tour

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An Oasis Amidst the Concrete Jungle: WWT London Wetland Centre

If you yearn for a slice of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, consider taking a break to immerse yourself in one of London’s most serene and diverse natural habitats – the WWT London Wetland Centre. Just a stone’s throw away from the city centre, this nature reserve offers an invigorating escape to a world teeming with native and exotic bird species, captivating wildfowl, and charming wetland mammals.

The Birth of a Wildfowl Paradise

Established in 2001, the WWT London Wetland Centre breathes new life into four disused Victorian-era Thames reservoirs. Repurposed by the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust WWT , these spaces have been transformed into a sprawling nature reserve extensively designed for the preservation and proliferation of wetland creatures.

You won’t believe what originally was a set of abandoned reservoirs is today home to an array of native bird species such as kingfishers, woodpeckers, sparrowhawks, grebes, ducks, swans, and lapwings.

Engage with Wildlife up Close

Harder to spot, yet worth the effort, are rare bird species such as the elusive bittern and water rail, as well as aquatic mammals like the water vole. For the more exotic taste, the reserve hosts various foreign wildfowl in expansive, tastefully adorned enclosures. Avian aficionados can catch sight of unique entrants from South America, Asia, and Australia such as various species of cranes, ducks, geese, and swans.

One of the main highlights of the reserve aside from birds is the playful pair of captive Asian short-clawed otters.^ They are a delight to watch as they joyfully romp around their enclosure.

The Legacy of Sir Peter Scott

The WWT London Wetland Centre owes its existence to the foresight and dedication of ornithologist and conservationist Sir Peter Scott. Upon witnessing the anguish of a greylag goose he had wounded during a hunting trip, Sir Peter underwent a revelation that led him to abandon hunting.

He utilised his inherited wealth to establish several reserves and captive breeding centres publicly accessible during the late 1940s and 50s. His passion for conservation even led him to become a founding member of the iconic World Wide Fund for Nature.

Join the London Sightseeing Taxi Tour to explore the WWT London Wetland Centre

Experience London like never before – swap the typical city tour for a breath-taking black cab ride to the WWT London Wetland Centre. Offered by London Sightseeing Taxi Tours, this tour not only guides you through the heart of London’s attractions but promises a peaceful detour to this wildlife haven.

The WWT London Wetland Centre is an unmatched blend of city accessibility and proximity to nature, striking a beautiful balance that appeals to families, nature enthusiasts, and birdwatchers alike.

Revel in the diversity, witness the conservation efforts, and enjoy a peaceful respite from the city’s buzz in the heart of the metropolis. Add the WWT London Wetland Centre to your London itinerary today and experience its magic firsthand!


Resting on the city’s bustling borders, the oasis of the WWT London Wetland Centre serves as a refreshing reminder of our interconnectivity with nature. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a steady patron of London’s treasure chests, complete your Journey through London’s enchanting folds with a taxi tour that will add a dash of green to your memories.

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All our vehicles are fully wheelchair accessible

Reasons to book with us.


We have qualified London taxi Tour Guides, which means they have passed the Knowledge of London. Some of our Tour Guides are accredited with the highly coveted Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers guide badge.


It’s great value for money. Our prices are for up to six people per tour and not per person! We can also accommodate larger groups for tour parties across London. We also can accommodate disabled passengers.


We pick up and drop off to any central London location. This could be a hotel, a place of interest, or a station, whatever works best for you.


You are in safe hands! All of our taxi Tour Guides / drivers are DBS checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service, and are experienced in accompanying children, vulnerable adults and disabled passengers.

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