Nature Reserves and Woodlands in London

  • Epping Forest

    Platinum Partner

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    IG10 4AF [map]

    The extensive forest, along with areas of grassland and wetland, is one of London's three Special Areas for Conservation. Wanstead Flats, Wanstead Park and Bush Wood, the more urban parts of…

  • Highgate Wood

    Platinum Partner

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    N10 3JN [map]

    Extensive ancient woods in suburban north London, together with a disused railway line reclaimed as open space and supporting a variety of wildlife habitats.

  • WWT London Wetland Centre

    Partner

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, Richmond, SW13 9WT [map]

    This tranquil wildlife reserve offers relaxing walks among lakes and meadows, birdwatching, gardens and a cafe. Just 10 minutes from Hammersmith, the London Wetland Centre has playgrounds for the kids, and a family of otters.

    £9.95
    (USD15.59)
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  • RSPB Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, RM19 1SZ [map]

    Rainham Marshes protects an ancient, low-lying grazing marsh in the Thames Estuary. Its complex of wet grassland, ditches and scrub, supports many breeding and wintering birds.

    £3.00
    (USD4.70)
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  • Brockwell Park

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    [map]

    This hilly, historic park has ornamental ponds, formal flower beds, a walled 'old English' herbaceous flower garden, a 19th century clock tower and a wide range of sports facilities.

    Free
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  • Chislehurst Caves

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    Old Hill, Chislehurst, BR7 5NB [map]

    A 45 minute lamplit guided tour through the darkness of these unique manmade caves. Hear about Druids, Romans, Saxons, WW2 and more.

    £6.00
    (USD9.40)
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  • Lee Valley

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    This sprawling series of open spaces, in the valley of the River Lea, includes lakes, reservoirs, marshes and wet grassland. The wonderfully diverse range of wetland habitats has made this area a…

  • Queens Wood

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    Muswell Hill Road, N10 3JP [map]

    Queen's Wood is an area of ancient woodland and local nature reserve situated in Muswell Hill, one of four ancient woodlands in Haringey

  • Railway Fields Local Nature Reserve

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    N4 1SB [map]

    A wonderful educational nature reserve with a mosaic of habitats on former railway land.

  • Addington Hills

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    CR0 5HR [map]

    Substantial areas of heathland and grassland, in broad glades within a large woodland, housing a host of rare plants and animals.

  • Aquadrome

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    Frogmoor Lane, Harefield Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 1NB [map]

  • Beddington Farmlands

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    [map]

    A large area of lagoons, one of the best sites for birds in London, which is being restored as a nature reserve.

  • Butterfly Jungles Experience & Plant Centre at Hall Place And Gardens

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    From to

    Hall Place and Gardens DA5 1PQ [map]

    A chance to get up close to some of the world's most stunning butterflies.

    From £4.00
    (USD6.27)
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  • Camley Street Natural Park

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    Camley Street Natural Park/12 Camley St, Regent's Park, NW1 0PW [map]

    This tiny oasis of nature near King's Cross - one of the oldest and most influential of urban ecology parks - is home to many frogs, toads and newts and sees an abundance of wild flowers in summer.

  • Chalk Wood and Joyden's Wood

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    DA2 7NY [map]

    A large ancient woodland and areas of heathland in glades, extending into Kent, with exceptionally rich plant life.

  • The Chase and Eastbrookend Country Park

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    [map]

    This extensive area of grassland and former gravel works contains a variety of aquatic plants and attracts numerous waterfowl and wading birds.

  • Crane Park

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    Ellerman Avenue, Twickenham, TW2 6AA [map]

  • Crane Park Island

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4AW [map]

  • Cranham Marsh

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    [map]

    Marshland is rare in London and this excellent combination of ancient wet woodland, wet meadow and marsh provides an important habitat for marsh-dwelling species.

  • Crayford Marshes

    Nature Reserve & Woodland

    DA8 2LA [map]

    One of the few remaining areas of Thames grazing marsh in London, with ditches supporting a wealth of rare plants and animals, and a good range of breeding birds.