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Barnes Pond

Barnes Pond

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

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.

The Bulls Head

The Bulls Head

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

Sips and Bites

Sips and Bites

Best breakfast and paninis!

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.

Tanyas Fish Bar

Tanyas Fish Bar

Great takeaway fish and chips in the centre of Barnes.

Olympic Studios

Olympic Studios

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

The Bridge

The Bridge

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

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!

&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.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.

Spoonful

Spoonful

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

Barnes Green

Barnes Green

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

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.

Coach & Horses

Coach & Horses

An amazing little pub right on Barnes High Street.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Barnes, Hammersmith, Chiswick, Barons Court, Mortlake, East Sheen, Turnham Green, Putney, West Kensington and Gunnersbury

"The Olympic Sound Studios on Church Road boasts a rich history as a cinema, theatre and recording studios. It was here that U2, Queen, The Beatles and The Who, to name a few, recorded their material."

My favourite view of Barnes! You're in London but it reminds me of living by the sea....

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Christopher Sellwood

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

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Rupert Dickinson

Barnes Common is the perfect place for picnics or lazy, sunny evenings.

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  1. Great place to live, with families and great cafe around!

  2. 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.

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Child-friendly activities near SW13

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

About SW13

SW13 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Barnes and is covered by the Richmond upon Thames local authority.

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