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Barnes and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Barnes and surrounding areas

"Barnes Common is the perfect place for picnics or lazy, sunny evenings."

Rupert Dickinson

"Between Lonsdale Road and the River Thames, Leg o' Mutton Reservoir is a secluded, quiet, hidden gem in Barnes!"

Rupert Dickinson

"My favourite view of Barnes! You're in London but it reminds me of living by the sea...."

Christopher Sellwood

What is your favourite place?

Where do Barnes and surrounding areas locals go?

Barnes Green

A delightful leafy spot in the centre of Barnes next to Barnes High Street.


A healthy buffet that changes every Friday and charged by weight. Lots of choice, great food and right in the heart of Barnes next to the pond.

The Real Cheese Shop

As well as the firm favourites, this delightful cheese shop sells more unusual cheeses from all over Europe.

The Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.

London Wetland Centre

Spread over 3,000 hectares and part of what defines Barnes, it's a great day out for all the family.

Barnes Pond

Looking out over Barnes Pond, you feel as if you're living in the countryside...

Olympic Studios

The best place for brunch in Barnes! There's also a members' club and a cinema.

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

Lea & Sandeman

A superb independent wine shop selling a fantastic range of wines. The staff are always willing to help their customers, from connoisseurs, to those who don't know their pinot from their sauvignon!

The Bulls Head

A rustic, homely pub holding jazz nights and live gigs throughout the week.


A favourite of mine, this deli in Barnes sells things to take away and tasty lunch and dinnertime meals.

The Bridge

Great pub with a massive beer garden, it's a fantastic place to hang out with friends.

London Grace

Manicures, champagne and cakes all in one place!


Amazing coffee shop serving Allpress Espresso, breakfast items and lunchtime treats.

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

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"The Olympic Sound Studios on Church Road boasts a rich history as a cinema, theatre and recording studios. It was here that U2, Queen, The Beatles and The Who, to name a few, recorded their material."

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Activ Camps

Barn Elms Sports Trust
Barn Elms Sports Trust has recently been renovated and now provides a newly built pavilion with top of the range changing facilities and a lovely indoor space. Activ Camps also has the use of the extensive playing fields, 3 multi-use courts and a 400m, 6 lane athletics track.All timetabling is age relevant and ensures that each day is action-packed and non-stop fun. The best kids camp in London comes to BEST. Website

Tiny Tunes

Barnes Methodist Church
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

Little Kickers (Football for Children)

Putney Leisure Centre
We have four different football classes each tailored to a different age group. However, we have two core beliefs that we take into every session. Firstly, we believe in something we call "Play not Push". It means teaching football in a fun, pressure-free environment. We want to give children a positive introduction to sport as a whole, not just football, so they're more likely to stay healthy and active throughout their lives. Secondly, we believe football can be educational. Coached in the right way it can stimulate imagination and aid early development skills such as learning colours and numbers, following instructions and playing as a team. It's an approach that has bagged us numerous awards and helped us expand globally over the last 12 years. And like all our Kickers, we never stop learning. We're continually improving and updating our classes, based on feedback and input from child health specialists as well as our network of over 1,500 football coaches worldwide. Approved Football Training for 2 - 5 years of age. 2-3 ½ years: 14:15 - 15:00 2-3 ½ years: 15:15 - 16:00 3 ½ - 5 years: 16:15 - 17.00 Mega Kickers: 5-7 years - £96.00 / 12 Sessions New members will be charged a one off membership fee of £16.00. Website

Baby Sensory

Barnes Methodist Church
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early. Visitors are always welcome but please call in advance to reserve your place. Website

Barn Elms Boathouse

Barn Elms Boat House
Barn Elms Boathouse with its large stock of equipment indoor rowing tank and full time coaching staff provides excellent opportunities for all sections of the community to experience rowing sculling and indoor rowing. There is an extensive schools programme plus introductory and participation courses for juniors and adults. Facilities include: indoor rowing tank, 4 x changing rooms, club room, boat storage, and 10 x rowing machines. Spaces are limited and are being booked up fast. Please call to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Website

Baby Bop

Kitson Hall
Baby Bop is an exciting new dance class for pre school boys and girls and their parent or carer. We look at many styles of dance from Broadway and Tap to Disco and Latin, and to make our classes fun for both and child we only play the coolest music in town. Baby Bopper's will bebop-a-lula down to soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, 70's Disco and some good old rock n roll. Website

Putney Leisure Centre

Putney Leisure Centre
This service provides sporting activities the use of fitness equipment and exercise classes. Babies children young people and adults of all abilities can use the centre. The service provides many activities and facilities including: purpose-built crèche large gym sauna sports hall precision cycling studio swimming pool with wave machine. You can telephone or drop in for information on activities. You will need to pay to use these facilities. You do not have to become a member to use the service but membership will allow you to get discounts on activities. You can use the service during opening times and set activity times. It is advisable to bring: a towel water bottle change of clothes and appropriate footwear. Website
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