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Barnes Fruit & Veg

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

The Bulls Head

The Bulls Head

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

Olympic Studios

Olympic Studios

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

The White Hart

The White Hart

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

Tanyas Fish Bar

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

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!

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.

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.

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 Green

Barnes Green

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

The Bridge

The Bridge

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

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.

Coach & Horses

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

Orange Pekoe

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

Spoonful

Spoonful

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

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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

"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."

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

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

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

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  1. 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.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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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