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A residential pocket between Richmond Park and the Thames

"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

"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 Mortlake locals go?


Amazing coffee shop serving Allpress Espresso, breakfast items and lunchtime treats.


A dog groomers in Sheen offering competitive prices and fantastic service with a smile!

The Bulls Head

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

The Real Cheese Shop

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

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

The White Hart

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

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!

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Cavan Bakery

Part of a small bakery chain, there's always something sweet to eat!

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

The Victoria

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.

The Old Stationhouse

Ant and Dec's local and right by Chiswick Station, this pub serves fantastic food!

Barnes Pond

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

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"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..."

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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

Gurgles Aloud

Christ 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

NCT Kew Bumps and Babies

Kew 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

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

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

Adrenalin Rush Laser Combat

King's House Sports Ground
For children, Arush provides exercise and entertainment rolled into one. Laser combat is an outdoor activity which is fun and far healthier for kids than sitting indoors, playing computer games. And the mini tanks gives the young and old everyone to try their hand at being a soldier. We run holiday camps every day of every holiday from 10-3.30. These camps cost £35 per person per day 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.
  1. About Mortlake

    Mortlake is a district of London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is on the south bank of the River Thames between Kew and Barnes with East Sheen inland to the south. Mortlake was part of Surrey until 1965. Mortlake appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Mortelage. Mortelage is thought to mean a small stream containing young salmon, referring to a fishery in the area on a former tributary of the River Thames which is now gone.

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