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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.

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 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.

Sips and Bites

Sips and Bites

Best breakfast and paninis!

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

A great pub on Castelnau Road with a back garden.

The Bridge

The Bridge

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

Barnes Green

Barnes Green

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

Spoonful

Spoonful

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

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Barnes Fruit & Veg

Excellent quality produce that's cheaper than the supermarket!

&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.

Barnes Pond

Barnes Pond

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

The Awesome Thai

The Awesome Thai

Consistently one of the best Thai meals outside Thailand - our friend from Bangkok insists.

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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

"Amongst Barnes' notable past and present public figures are Alastair McGowan, Robert Pattinson and Freddie Mercury."

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

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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!

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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