Nestled in a loop of the Thames, WWT London Wetland Centre is an urban oasis for wildlife, a rural idyll in the heart of the city. It's 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. There is also a collection of water birds from around the world and an otter family, watch them feed, play and swim! There are six hides, two adventure zones and a café. Photo credits: main pic - Paul Brownhill, 2 - David Hardman, 3 - William Richardson, 5 - G Gray.