Barnes and surrounding areas
A locals' guide to Barnes and surrounding areas
"My favourite view of Barnes! You're in London but it reminds me of living by the sea...."Christopher Sellwood
"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
Where do Barnes and surrounding areas locals go?
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.
Submitted by Nick
Barnes Fruit & Veg
Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!
Submitted by Morwenna
A delightful leafy spot in the centre of Barnes next to Barnes High Street.
Submitted by Callum
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!
Submitted by Adam
The White Hart
A fantastic atmosphere, menu and views of the Thames. Perfect for relaxing and watching the rowers.
Submitted by Callum
The best place for brunch in Barnes! There's also a members' club and a cinema.
Submitted by Tania
A fine establishment offering the best Indian dishes you will find inside the M25. A must if you are passing through SW15.
Submitted by Gary
The busiest place in Barnes! Great for breakfast and a morning coffee, plus you can stock up on fantastic bread and cakes too.
Submitted by Christopher
UK Star Nails
I love this nail bar! Their prices are very good and they always do a really good job. You may have to wait to be seen, but it's worth it...
Submitted by Daisy
Part of a small bakery chain, there's always something sweet to eat!
Submitted by Jamie
The Bulls Head
A rustic, homely pub holding jazz nights and live gigs throughout the week.
Submitted by Robert
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Child-friendly activities near Barnes and surrounding areas
Swimming AcademyPutney Leisure Centre
Swimming Academy lessons are delivered under the Swimming Academy brand and follows the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA) Learn to Swim framework. This uses fun and games to take children from the first splash to full competence in the pool and will ultimately help your child develop confidence in the water. The ASAs Learn to Swim Programme guides your child through ten clearly defined stages and there's a foundation level to get babies as young as six-months-old started. All of the ASA Learn to Swim Programme is supported by the Kellogg's ASA Awards scheme. Children and young people can: enhance their swimming skills improve their fitness have fun. Please bring a swimming costume no loose fitting shorts a swimming hat a towel and goggles. Please call to book in advance. Spaces are limited. Session Prices - Member Adult (16+) £3.90 Child (5-15) £2.10 65+ £2.10 Concession/Students/UB40* £2.10 Family(2 Adults,2 Children-weekends,holidays only) £9.90 kinetika Swim Members FREE kinetika All Inclusive Members FREE kinetika Gym Members £3.90 kinetika Workout Members £3.90 Swimming Academy Members FREE Registered Disabled FREE Under 5's FREE Session Prices - Non Members Adult (16+) £5.00 Child (5-15) £3.20 65+ £3.20 Concession/Students/UB40* £3.20 Family(2 Adults,2 Children-weekends,holidays only) £14.30 kinetika Swim Members FREE kinetika All Inclusive Members FREE kinetika Gym Members N/A kinetika Workout Members N/A Swimming Academy Members FREE Registered Disabled FREE Under 5's FREE Website
Family ArcheryBarn Elms Sports Centre
Family Archery for the family to join in the fun. For children and young people and their parents/carers. Children and young people can: learn a fun new sport, develop new skills, and make new friends. Please call for an entry form. Children need to wear suitable clothing and bring a water bottle.
Baby BopKitson 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
Table TennisPutney 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 CentrePutney 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
NCT Barnes Bumps & BabiesThe cafe Old Sorting Office
Weekly group meeting every Wednesday morning. From time to time the group will host free taster sessions or talks and sometimes the group will start later or finish earlier.
Small group or individual classes taught in a private house in East Sheen with the pool heated to a minimum temperature of 30°C. Dates available to book from autumn 2015. Fees: Semi-Private Lesson per child (2 children to 1 instructor): 14 Lessons x £22=£308(+VAT )Total Fees For Term = £369.60 (Bank Holiday on Monday 31st Aug, Monday lessons will run for 13 weeks and Total Fees = £343.20) Private lessons per child (1 child to 1 instructor): 14 Lessons x £35=£490(+VAT)Total Fees = £588 (Due to Bank Holiday on Monday 31st Aug, Monday lessons will run for 13 weeks and Total Fees = £546.00) Website
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