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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

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Where do Mortlake locals go?


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

Orange Pekoe

Excellent cakes and almost any tea imaginable!

Cavan Bakery

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


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

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!

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

The Bulls Head

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

The White Hart

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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

The Real Cheese Shop

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

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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  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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