Quackers Idea From the Wetland Centre

Wildlife haven launches novel scheme to help visitors


Singing Nightingale at London Wetland Centre

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Queen Elizabeth's Walk
Barnes, SW13 9WT

T: 020 8409 4400
E: info.london@wwt.org.uk

The London Wetland Centre is open 7 days a week (except for 25th December) from 9.30am to 6pm (last admissions 5pm) in summer, 9.30am to 5pm (last admissions 4pm) in winter.

Admissions charges: Adults £6.75 Concession £5.50 Child £4 Family £17.50


The London Wetland Centre has announced the launch of Duck Bike, a new way to arrive at the centre. Those travelling by Duck Bike to the centre will receive half price entry.

Duck Bikes are available for hire in from street based rental stations located at key sites such as tube stations, public buildings, major transport interchanges and car parks. There is a location point at the London Wetland Centre where bikes can be left.

Duck Bikes are part of collaboration between the London Wetland Centre and OYBike, winner of the Transport 2005 Innovation Category. OYBike launched their system to provide a bike when you need it in summer 2004. The company plan to launch the scheme across London and in other major towns and cities in the UK.

Those wishing to hire a duck bike simply need to visit www.oybike.com for a list of locations or see below. You can register to use a bike by phone or on the web. Once you have registered it is possible to hire Duck Bikes from around Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush and Putney to ride to the centre.

Martin Senior, Marketing and Communications Manager for the London Wetland Centre said: ‘The London Wetland Centre is delighted to be supporting an initiative which promotes the use of sustainable transport. We very much hope that people will take advantage of this offer.”

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK. WWT�s mission is to conserve wetlands and their biodiversity.

WWT is a membership organisation. For one annual payment members can visit all 9 wetland centres in the UK for free.

Bike Locations

1 Stamford Brook Station Station entrance on Goldhawk Road
2 Ravenscourt Park Station King Street outside Polish centre
3 Hammersmith Broadway (D&P) Between Cab rank and Air quality centre
4 Barons Court Station North side of A4 by West London college
5 West Kensington Station South side of A4
6 White City Station Outside tube station entrance
7 Shepherd’s Bush Station
(Central Line) Outside tube station entrance
8 Hammersmith Broadway Station
(Hammersmith & City) End corner west of crossing outside Ladbrokes
9 Shepherd’s Bush station (H&C)
10 West Brompton Station Outside station entrance
11 Fulham Broadway Station Outside 49 Broadway
12 Parsons Green Station Outside station entrance
13 Parsons Green East Corner of Parson's Green/King's Road
14 Putney Bridge Station Ranleagh Gardens Outside Nanu cafe
15 Hammersmith Town Hall Left of Main Entrance
16 Riverside Studios Crisp Road
17 Cambridge House Cambridge Grove
18 Apollo theatre 2 West side of stands under A4 Flyover
19 Olympia Exhibition Hall Hammersmith Road
20 Irish Centre, Blacks Road Near phone box, outside rear entrance of Marks & Spencer
21 The Opportunities Centre, 370 Uxbridge Rd Junction of Uxbridge Road/Bloemfontein Road
22 (Awaiting installation)
23 (Awaiting installation)
24 Shepherd’s Bush Green West side of Shepherds Bush Green near Post Office
25 Thames Wharf Rainville Road, on Thames Path opposite river cafe
26 (Awaiting installation)
27 Park Royal AMC House, Cumberland Road
28 Novotel Hotel, Hammersmith Outside the main entrance of the Novotel Hotel, 1 Shortlands

May 26, 2005