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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

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

Christopher Sellwood

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

Rupert Dickinson

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Where do Barnes and surrounding areas locals go?

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

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.

Gail's

The busiest place in Barnes! Great for breakfast and a morning coffee, plus you can stock up on fantastic bread and cakes too.

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

The Bulls Head

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

Barnes Pond

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

The White Hart

A fantastic atmosphere, menu and views of the Thames. Perfect for relaxing and watching the rowers.

Dogtown

A dog groomers in Sheen offering competitive prices and fantastic service with a smile!

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!

&feast

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.

Putney Pies

Amazing traditional British food upstairs and then head on down to the vaulted bar below!

Olympic Studios

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

The Duke's Head

The perfect spot for watching the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race.

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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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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

Table Tennis

Putney Leisure Centre
Come and join in a friendly table tennis club and improve your skills shots and techniques. This session is for children and young people. Children and young people can: improve their skills and technique, stay fit and healthy, and make friends and socialise. Call for more details. 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

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

Weekend Family Activities at WWT

WWT London Wetland Centre
Our wildlife reserve is at its most colourful this time of year, with flowers in full bloom and our gardens looking glorious. Join us for pond dipping, outdoor crafts and plenty of nature-themed fun for families!

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

Bea's Baby Music School

D C Leisure Management Ltd
Bea's Baby Music School run music classes led by professional musicians for parents/carers and babies. Enjoying music is believed to help babies' and children's development. These courses are for children aged between 6 months to 3 and half years. Children with special needs are welcome. Families will be able to: learn how music empowers development, go on ""magical journeys"" to introduce them to everyday topics have an opportunity to play a number of different musical and percussion instruments improve manual dexterity discover early social skills such as joining in taking turns and most of all have a fantastic time. Please visit the website to find out more and to to book your place. 18 months - 3.5 years: Wednesday 9:45-10:25 6 months - 2.5 years: Wednesday 10:30-11:00 18 months - 3.5 years: Wednesday 11:10-11:40 Website
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