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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?

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 Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

The White Hart

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

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 Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

Barnes Pond

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

Barnes Green

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

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.


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

The Bridge

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

Olympic Studios

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

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...

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.

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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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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

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!

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

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

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

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.
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