London area of Barnes guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Barnes neighbourhood

One of the most desirable residential locations in London, Barnes has a reputation for its open spaces, beautiful architecture and strong community spirit. Essentially made up of two overlapping villages - one by the Thames and the other clustered around the local duck pond - Barnes boasts a number of 18th and 19th century buildings of exceptional quality and the whole neighbourhood forms part of a village conservation area. Some of the oldest (and prettiest) riverside housing in London is to be found on The Terrace, a road lined with delightful Georgian mansions which runs along the west bend of the river. Oddities on this stretch include a statue of an astronaut on a balcony near an equally baffling life-size plastic cow. Located further down towards the station and the newly restored listed Barnes Railway Bridge, The Bull's Head pub is known as the suburban Ronnie Scott's and was one of the first and most important jazz venues in Britain from the post-war years onward. The tree-lined Barnes Green hosts open-air markets and fetes in the summer and has as its centrepiece Barnes Pond, which mysteriously drained in 2001 but has been since refilled. Overlooking the pond is the popular Sun Inn pub while nearby is the superb London Wetland Centre.

See our recommended nearby Barnes Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

Barnes Hotels

in or near Barnes
Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
124 King Street, W6
The old Fuller's brewery forms the home of this stylish budget hotel, conveniently located halfway between Heathrow Airport and Central London. It's an easy stroll to ... More
 
 
 
Chiswick Rooms
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
407 Goldhawk Road, W6
Chiswick Rooms is a contemporary-designed boutique hotel in west London, offering high quality four star accommodation and convenient access to the city. The hotel has a ... More
 
 
 
Novotel London West
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
1 Shortlands, W6
From just outside this hotel, the A4 can take you straight up to the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, or Central London. It's also handy for the ... More
 
 
 

Barnes Entertainment

in or near Barnes
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The Bull's Head, Barnes
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13
The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ... More
 
 
 

Barnes Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Barnes
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WWT London Wetland Centre
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, Barnes, London SW13
A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland ... More
 
 
 
Barnes Common
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Church Road, Barnes, London SW13
Barnes Common is a serene expanse of open grassland, peppered with patches of dense woodland and scrub. Now designated as a statutory local nature reserve, it ... More
 
 
 
Barnes Green
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Church Road Barnes, Barnes, London SW13
A world away from the mayhem of London, it is hard to believe this charming village green sits so enchantingly on the edge of the city. The ... More
 
 
 

Barnes Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Barnes
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The Farmyard
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
63 Barnes High Street, Barnes, London SW13
This very traditional little shop is packed with very special, unique toys for younger kids – they squarely target their market at newborns to eight year ... More
 
 
 
Barnes Farmers Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Essex House, Station Road, Barnes, London SW13
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Two Peas in a Pod
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
85 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13
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Barnes Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Barnes London?
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Sonny's
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
94 Church Road, Barnes, , Barnes, London SW13
The Barnes set (being the right side of Richmond they must have one) would like to keep this lovely eatery to themselves I imagine - it ... More
 
 
 
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Riva
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
169 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13
To say this restaurant is understated chic is to fall headfirst into the trap of pretension. While it might be true - it does have ochre ... More
 
 
 
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
375 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
 
 
 

Barnes Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Barnes.
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Brown Dog
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28 Cross Street, Barnes, London SW13
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White Hart, Barnes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
The Terrace, Riverside, Barnes, Barnes, London SW13
Having been originally built in 1660 and then rebuilt in 1899 the White Hart in Barnes stands as a goliath of Tudor grandeur with the stunning ... More
 
 
 
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The Spencer Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
237 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, , Barnes, London SW15
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Barnes Leisure

Barnes gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
London Gryphons Australian Rules Football Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Barn Elms Playing Field, Putney, Barnes, London SW13
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Barn Elms Recreation Ground
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rocks Lane Barnes, Barnes, London SW13
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Roehampton Croquet Club
London > Leisure > Games
Roehampton Lane, Barnes, London SW15
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Barnes Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Barnes.
 
 
 
Roehampton Club
London > Business > Venue Hire
Roehampton Club, Roehampton Lane, Barnes, London SW15
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Thames Luxury Charters Ltd
London > Business > Venue Hire
5 The Mews, 6 Putney Common, Barnes, London SW15
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