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Graceful grandeur – handsome homes line a main artery north and south of the Thames

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Olympic Studios

Olympic Studios

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

Spoonful

Spoonful

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

Sips and Bites

Sips and Bites

Best breakfast and paninis!

The Bridge

The Bridge

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

The Bulls Head

The Bulls Head

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

&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.

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.

Coach & Horses

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

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.

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!

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.

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.

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

Bombay Chow

Bombay Chow

Can't decide if you would rather have a curry or Chinese? Well how about both... Bombay Chow does remarkable Indo-Chinese Hakka cuisine. Whether it is one of the noodle sizzlers or the glazed lamb chops, you will leave satisfied.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Hammersmith, Barons Court, Barnes, Turnham Green, Chiswick, West Kensington, Shepherd's Bush, Mortlake, Gunnersbury and Fulham

"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."

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

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Designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Hammersmith Bridge was the first suspension bridge built over the Thames.

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Chiswick's handsome architecture is just one of the reasons why I love working in this area...

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Child-friendly activities near Castelnau

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.

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

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

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

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

About Castelnau

Castelnau is a road in Barnes, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London, approximately 5.1 miles (8.2 km) west from Charing Cross on the south side of the Thames river. About 1.1 miles (1.8 km) long, it is the main road south from Hammersmith Bridge and forms part of the A306 main road. The name Castelnau is also used informally for Castelnau Estate and means 'new castle' in the Occitan language. Three different English pronunciations of the word "Castelnau" seem to be in current use, all differing only in the final vowel: "castle know" is more ancient, and resembles the original French vowel, "castle now" is perhaps used to match with Nassau Road in the area, and "castle gnaw" is favoured by more recent inhabitants. Castelnau takes it name from Castelnau-le-Lez, near Montpellier in France: in 1691, the 10th Baron of Castelnau and St Croix and his son, Charles Boileau, settled in north Barnes and his descendants developed parts of the area.

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