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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

"The high number of young residents in Putney make it a perfect place to settle if you are coming down to London for the first time..."

Matthew Williamson

What is your favourite place?

Where do Barnes and surrounding areas locals go?

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.

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.

The White Hart

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

The Bulls Head

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

Barnes Green

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

Barnes Pond

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

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!

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

Artisan

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

&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.

The Real Cheese Shop

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

The Italian Boys

The best homemade focaccia sandwiches.

Olympic Studios

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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
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