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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?

The Real Cheese Shop

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

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...

Barnes Green

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

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 Bulls Head

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


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

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.


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

The White Hart

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

Olympic Studios

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

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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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  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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