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Barnes Fruit & Veg

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

The White Hart

The White Hart

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

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.

Tanyas Fish Bar

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

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.

The Awesome Thai

The Awesome Thai

Consistently one of the best Thai meals outside Thailand - our friend from Bangkok insists.

&feast

&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.

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!

Coach & Horses

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

Olympic Studios

Olympic Studios

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

Barnes Green

Barnes Green

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

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.

Barnes Pond

Barnes Pond

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

The Bulls Head

The Bulls Head

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

Orange Pekoe

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

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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

"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."

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

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

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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

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

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.

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

Barn Elms Boathouse

Barn 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

Swimway

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

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!

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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