WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT
OPENING TIMES: 364 days a year, from 9.30 am, with seasonal closing times.
TRANSPORT: Nearest tube is Hammersmith, then jump on the number 283 direct to the centre, which takes about 10 minutes.
HOW MUCH: £10.11 per person (book online).
VERDICT: A perfect way to spend a Sunday. Breath in some beautiful countryside, observe some beautiful birds (who doesn’t like birds?) and purchase some beautiful items in the gift shop. This is a real sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and a lovely way of recharging your soul. Have a potter into Barnes afterwards, where there is an array of cute coffee shops, ye ol’ pubs and a branch of the wonderful Gail’s.
Photos © Grace Owen and Alex Evans 2014