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Coach & Horses

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

Lea & Sandeman

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!

Gail's

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.

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.

Orange Pekoe

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

&feast

&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.

Barnes Green

Barnes Green

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

Barnes Pond

Barnes Pond

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

London Wetland Centre

London Wetland Centre

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

Tanyas Fish Bar

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

The Awesome Thai

The Awesome Thai

Consistently one of the best Thai meals outside Thailand - our friend from Bangkok insists.

The Bulls Head

The Bulls Head

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

The Real Cheese Shop

The Real Cheese Shop

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

Olympic Studios

Olympic Studios

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen, Putney, Roehampton, Chiswick, Barons Court, Hammersmith, Turnham Green and North Sheen

"Built after World War I, the "Boot houses" in the housing estate in north Barnes were erected by the Henry Boot company, with the properties constructed out of concrete rather than bricks."

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

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Christopher Sellwood

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

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Rupert Dickinson

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

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Family Archery

Barn 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.

Kung Fu

Putney Leisure Centre
Dragon Warriors school of martial arts is please to offer childrens kung fu classes. These classes are for children and young people aged 7 years or over. Kung fu can help children and young people to: get in shape, defend yourself, relieve stress, improve your self-confidence, and meet new people and make friends. Contact the Centre for more information. 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

NCT Barnes Bumps & Babies

The 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.

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

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

The Dance Lab

The Dance Lab
This is a ballroom and latin dance class for children on Saturday morning. The focus is primarily movement to music, in addition to learning a few simple sequences. For the younger kids, the focus is primarily movement to music, in addition to learning a few simple sequences. The class also aims to improve their attention and coordination. For 6-12 years, there is stronger focus on ballroom and latin dances. They will learn a variety of dances across this style of dance and at the same time improve their concentration, attention, coordination and interaction with others. 3-5 years: £3 - 10:30-11:00 6-12 years: £5 - 11:00-12:00 Website

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