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Beautiful river views form an exceptional backdrop for stunning family homes

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Barnes locals go?

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

The Bulls Head

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

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

Barnes Green

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


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

Olympic Studios

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

The Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.


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 Pond

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

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

The White Hart

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

The Real Cheese Shop

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

London Wetland Centre

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


A favourite of mine, this deli in Barnes sells things to take away and tasty lunch and dinnertime meals.

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

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

What do you love about Barnes?

Why do you find Barnes a great place to live?


"Barnes is a wonderful area to live in. It is very close to the Thames, has great rail links to the city, and some of the most charming pubs you will find anywhere. It is close to the A3 and the M4. Barnes pond is very picturesque. There are a number of coffee shops, restaurants, and stores meaning a weekend in Barnes is time well spent."

January 2015


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"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."

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Child-friendly activities near Barnes

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!

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.

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


Private house
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

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.
  1. About Barnes

    Barnes is a riverside London suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is located around 5.8 miles (9.3 km) west south-west of Charing Cross in a loop of the River Thames, with Hammersmith Bridge at the north end. Barnes has a number of 18th and 19th century buildings of exceptional quality, and is often noted for its historic village area centred on the pond, forming the Barnes Village conservation area.

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