Moments from the expanses of beautiful Richmond Park
"My favourite view of Barnes! You're in London but it reminds me of living by the sea...."Christopher Sellwood
"Barnes Common is the perfect place for picnics or lazy, sunny evenings."Rupert Dickinson
"There's so much to see and do at Kew's Royal Botanic Gardens, from tours, to food festivals, to the beautiful greenhouses..."Christopher Howard
Where do East Sheen locals go?
Within walking distance of Richmond Park, The Victoria is a real gem of a local pub offering fantastic food, wines and an outdoor kitchen in summer.
Submitted by Stephen
Amazing coffee shop serving Allpress Espresso, breakfast items and lunchtime treats.
Submitted by Jamie
A dog groomers in Sheen offering competitive prices and fantastic service with a smile!
Submitted by Jamie
Part of a small bakery chain, there's always something sweet to eat!
Submitted by Jamie
The White Hart
A fantastic atmosphere, menu and views of the Thames. Perfect for relaxing and watching the rowers.
Submitted by Callum
It's like being in a walk-in safari park - a real green retreat within the M25.
Submitted by George
The Bulls Head
A rustic, homely pub holding jazz nights and live gigs throughout the week.
Submitted by Robert
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!
Submitted by Adam
The Real Cheese Shop
As well as the firm favourites, this delightful cheese shop sells more unusual cheeses from all over Europe.
Submitted by Morwenna
Barnes Fruit & Veg
Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!
Submitted by Morwenna
A delightful leafy spot in the centre of Barnes next to Barnes High Street.
Submitted by Callum
Why do you find East Sheen a great place to live?
"East Sheen is the perfect haven at the end of an easy commute into London. With stunning Richmond Park on your doorstep it is a green haven for walkers, runners and strollers. A vibrant mix of delis and independent shops gives it a truly village feel."
What do you like about East Sheen?
Did you know?
"Human remains were found stuffed into a box that was dropped from Barnes Bridge in March 1879. The murderer turned out to be maid Kate Webster, while her victim was her employer Julia Thomas. The head was never found..."
Explore East Sheen
Child-friendly activities near East Sheen
Gurgles AloudChrist Church
A baby-friendly choir that aims to enable those with bumps and babies to get together on a weekly basis and sing a wide range of music in a relaxed and friendly environment. Website
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 Kew Bumps and BabiesKew Day Nursery
Weekly group meeting every Thursday afternoon - FREE Friendly drop-in group offering prenatal and postnatal support to parents every Thursday (except bank holidays) to give you the opportunity to make friends and get some support if you need it. All local parents are welcome to join us whether you have a bump or a baby. There is no age limit so please come along whether this is your first second third or fourth baby - this group is for you as a parent/parent-to-be and that means supporting you regardless of your circumstances so older children are welcome too although please note this is not a toddler group and children must be properly supervised at all times. From time to time the group will host free taster sessions or talks and sometimes the group will start later or finish earlier. You will be required to sign in and out of the venue which is accessed via the security gate on Townmead Road and following the path round the back. Website
NCT Richmond Bumps and BabiesGrena Road Day Nursery
Every Monday Friendly drop-in group offering prenatal and postnatal support to parents every Monday (except bank holidays) to give you the opportunity to make friends and get some support if you need it. All local parents are welcome to join us whether you have a bump or a baby. Website
Richmond Bumps and BabiesGrena Road Day Nursery
Every Monday Friendly drop-in group offering prenatal and postnatal support to parents every Monday (except bank holidays) to give you the opportunity to make friends and get some support if you need it. All local parents are welcome to join us whether you have a bump or a baby.
Baby SensoryBarnes 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
Tiny TunesBarnes 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
About East Sheen
East Sheen, also known as 'Sheen', is an affluent suburb of London, England in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It forms part of the London post town in the SW postcode area. The main high street is the Upper Richmond Road which has many small boutique clothing shops and delicatessens. Central to the area is a small square, known as The Triangle, with a war memorial, and an old milestone. There are a number of parks and open spaces in the area including Richmond Park, accessed via Sheen Gate; Palewell Common, which has a playground, playing fields, a polo field, tennis courts and a pitch and putt course; and East Sheen Common which leads onto Bog Gate, a secluded and hidden entrance to Richmond Park. The area has a tennis club (East Sheen Lawn Tennis Club) and small local pubs such as The Plough and Hare and Hounds on the Upper Richmond Road. Bars and restaurants are increasingly popular in Sheen, making it more of a destination for visitors, such as The Naked Turtle (jazz restaurant), Seven (fusion restaurant) and Don't Tell Fred which is a restaurant and live music basement lounge in Sheen Lane.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
Feedback about living in East Sheen has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of East Sheen was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.
All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about East Sheen.