Bird Spotting In London


It’s time to get out the binoculars and keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful birds that are often seen flying around the skies of London. Nature lovers and bird watchers will be surprised to learn that there are plenty of species of bird that can be found around the city if you know where to look.

If you’re hoping to do a bit of bird spotting, you may not have considered London as your destination, and who could blame you considering it’s a densely populated city. However, our luxury budget accommodation London will put you right at the heart of an avian paradise, teeming with feathered creatures for you to spy on. Try something different and have a go at urban bird spotting by following this helpful guide.

London Parks

There are plenty of species of birds to be found in the many parks around the city. Even the more popular ones, which often get a lot of traffic from tourists and locals, are home to all kinds of wildlife. The Royal Parks are a great place to start as they are some of the biggest and have the most amount of trees. Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Richmond Park are all great examples of green areas with plenty of plants and trees that will attract birds.

It’s important not to overlook the smaller, less populated parks and open spaces around London because these tend to be the quietest areas and therefore attract a lot of feathered friends. Laycock Street Park in Islington is a great spot for seeing wild birds and they also have a sanctuary set up for sparrows. Most of these parks are within easy reach of the Paddington Hotels London so you shouldn’t have any trouble getting around.

Gorgeous Greenery

London Wetland Centre

Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, London

This wonderful nature reserve was voted the UK’s best in 2012 and has continued to provide a safe haven for creatures from all over the country ever since. Nature lovers will get a kick out of this amazing 105-acre wetland which sits around a Victorian reservoir. The area is home to thousands of animals and throughout the year hosts over 180 species of birds.

London Wetland Centre truly is a treasure trove for bird watchers and it’s only a short trip away from our Paddington Hotels London. So be sure to take a trip over to Barnes and spend the day exploring the area and discovering birds you’ve never seen before. There are plenty of other animals roaming the grounds too if you feel like snapping some pictures.

Tottenham Marshes

Watermead Way, London

Centuries ago this area of London was a natural marshland and home to all kinds of plants and animals. Over the years the landscape has changed and what was once a huge body of water has been restricted, but the array of plant life and animals has remained. Made up largely of wild grass, ancient trees and thick shrubbery, the Tottenham Marshes are a regular home to hundreds of different bird types throughout the year. If you really want to escape the city streets and get some peace and quiet, this is the place to do it.