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
"Between Lonsdale Road and the River Thames, Leg o' Mutton Reservoir is a secluded, quiet, hidden gem in Barnes!"Rupert Dickinson
"Barnes Common is the perfect place for picnics or lazy, sunny evenings."Rupert Dickinson
Where do Barnes and surrounding areas locals go?
The best place for brunch in Barnes! There's also a members' club and a cinema.
Submitted by Tania
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
The White Hart
A fantastic atmosphere, menu and views of the Thames. Perfect for relaxing and watching the rowers.
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 Real Cheese Shop
As well as the firm favourites, this delightful cheese shop sells more unusual cheeses from all over Europe.
Submitted by Morwenna
The Bulls Head
A rustic, homely pub holding jazz nights and live gigs throughout the week.
Submitted by Robert
Barnes Fruit & Veg
Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!
Submitted by Morwenna
Looking out over Barnes Pond, you feel as if you're living in the countryside...
Submitted by Christopher
A favourite of mine, this deli in Barnes sells things to take away and tasty lunch and dinnertime meals.
Submitted by Callum
A dog groomers in Sheen offering competitive prices and fantastic service with a smile!
Submitted by Jamie
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Child-friendly activities near Barnes and surrounding areas
Activ CampsBarn 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 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
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 SensoryBarnes 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
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
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
Barn Elms BoathouseBarn 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
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Local Estate Agencies
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- East Sheen
- Barons Court
- Turnham Green
- North Sheen
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