Is Barnes made for you? Our guide of the area

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Barnes is a district in south London, England, part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It takes up the extreme north-east of the borough, and as such is the closest part of the borough to central London. It is centred 5.8 miles (9.3 km) west south-west of Charing Cross in a bend of the River Thames. “

How’s the local life around Barnes

There are always activities happening in lively Barnes. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Barnes page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Barnes snapshot.

In the city of Barnes, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Barnes? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Barnes to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.


As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Barnes has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Barnes Sports Club The Club House, 261 Lonsdale Road Barnes SW13 9QL The club offers Hockey, Tennis, Cricket, Squash. It is also home to Barnes Montessori nursery, Martial Arts centre and Junior Chess Club.
Bridge in Barnes 204 Castelnau Barnes SW13 9DW Located a brief walk from Hammersmith Bridge, this spacious pub has a bright, comfortable feel to it and described as a community centered gastro pub. It has a hidden patio garden that is currently (in their opinion) one of the best kept secrets in Barnes. However, it closes at 9.30pm Mon-Sat and 8.30pm Sunday. All day Sunday roasts noon to 9.00 pm. Steak night Tuesdays, from 6pm. Wednesday is quiz night and starts at 8pm.
Brown Dog 28 Cross Street, Little Chelsea Barnes SW13 0AP An independently owned pub and dining room tucked away in the back streets of Barnes. Three cask ales on hand-pump. Their House beer brewed by Loose Cannon ( is called Brown Dog.
Bulls Head 373 Lonsdale Road, London Barnes SW13 9PY Technically a riverside pub (although the main road lies between) dating from 1845, and now protected from high tides by a concrete wall across the road. It towers over the adjacent corner building that is now the recently reopened Watermans Arms. The Bulls Head (and famous music room, albeit reduced in size) is now part of the Geromino Inns chain and underwent a complete and costly refurbishment in 2013, reopening on 12th December. The jazz room has now been relocated to the former Thai restaurant at the back. Upstairs has also been brought into use as additional restaurant space. Usually a guest beers supplement the regulars. Bar menu: 12pm-10pm (9pm Sun).
Coach & Horses 27 Barnes High Street Barnes SW13 9LW This former coaching inn, first mentioned in local records in 1776 and one of only 28 pubs initially owned by Young & Bainbridge in 1831, is now a single-bar pub retaining dark wood panelling and leaded stained-glass windows. If the pub looks small, the award-winning and biggest pub beer garden in Barnes, certainly does not, entered under a grapevine arch and having a selection of seating areas, a well-equipped children’s play area and even room for playing petanque. The function room at the back was once a skittle alley and now called The Stables. Burger Shack is open everyday serving burgers with vegan and veggie options.
Crossing 73 White Hart Lane Barnes SW13 0PW An independently owned, neighbourhood food orientated pub, with light airy bar areas with comfortable seating and an upstairs dining room. Garden Terrace.
Red Lion 2 Castelnau Barnes SW13 9RU A large Victorian landmark pub located at the entrance to the Wetland Centre. Built in 1830s and underwent a major refurbishment in 2017. There is a spacious wood paneled comfortable rear room, featuring a large coloured mosaic central domed ceiling light, leaded stained glass windows, and a large fireplace. Outside is a heated covered patio and beyond this a large artificial grass garden with plenty of seating that includes a children’s fenced play area. A garden bar is open on busy summer days or as demand requires. There is also extensive outside seating around the side and front of the pub that includes two cosy 4-seat heated cabins. Food is available from a varied, modern menu. The pub is renowned for its annual Great Sausage Roll Bake Off competition. A live cooking event where around 20 professional chefs take their turns to create, roll and bake their own take on the Sausage Roll. Master cellar-man accredited Fuller’s House.
Sun Inn 7 Church Road Barnes SW13 9HE Overlooking Barnes Pond, this pub was originally a Georgian ‘coffee house’ but has sold beer since around 1776. In 1989 it won a CAMRA award for refurbishment but all the bric-a-brac and curiosities have now gone, apart from the miniature elephant that serves as a bar stool, leaving the interior somewhat at odds with the antiquity of the Grade II listed building. However it is still welcoming, with some attractive lighting effects. Food is available until late, except 4-5 weekdays. Quiz night every Monday.
White Hart The Terrace, Riverside Barnes SW13 0NR The White Hart has been a riverside landmark since it was built in 1899, replacing a pub that had stood since 1662. It is an imposing four-story building with riverside verandahs’ and even tables on the towpath in the summer. The pub was completely renovated in 2013. The ground floor is dominated by the central bar island with its line of chrome Chaplin fonts providing a range of London craft beer from both Meantime and Camden breweries, and supported by up to six cask ales from hand pulls. There’s a Stags head above the fireplace that uses a gas effect fire. The Terrace Kitchen restaurant is situated on the first floor.

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Barnes

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Barnes could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Museums & Galleries

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Barnes below.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Are the restaurants in Barnes any good?

Barnes is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.


Are there a lot of supermarkets in Barnes?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Barnes, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Edgehill minimart 90 Edgehill Road, Chislehurst 5 5
Cinar village market 400-402 Footscray Road, London 4.1 55
Premier 73 Avery Hill Road, London 2 4

Parks and green spaces in Barnes

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Barnes offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
WWT London Wetland Centre Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 4.6 3078
Barn Elms Sports Trust marathon pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 4.3 428
Rocks Lane Recreation Ground Ranelagh Avenue, London 4.7 21
Suffolk Road Recreation Ground Suffolk Road, London 4.5 83
Peacock Tower WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 4.5 34
Vine Road Recreation Ground Vine Road Recreation Ground, 20 Vine Road, London 4.6 175
Observatory London 4 1
Slate Garden Wyatt Drive, London N/A N/A
Wild Walk Wyatt Drive, London N/A N/A
Headley Hide London 5 1
Dulverton Hide Wyatt Drive, London 5 1
Main Lake WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 5 1
Barnes Pond Barnes Pond (Stop BD), Station Road, London 4.8 14
Smoky Wood Barn Elms Sports Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 5 2
Barnes Green 7A Church Road, London 4.7 916
Wildside WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 4.5 6
Bill’s Bridge FQF9+3G, London N/A N/A
Barnes Common B349, London 5 3
WWF hide WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 4.8 4
Small Profit Dock Gardens Lonsdale Road, London 4 1

The amenities you might need in Barnes

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Barnes. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Post offices of Barnes

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Barnes branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Church Road Post Office 96 Church Road,Barnes, London 2.6 36

What schools are in the area of Barnes?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Barnes vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Harrodian School Lonsdale Road, London 4.3 24
Lifetime Tennis Putney & Barnes Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 5 4
The Village Nursery 3A Station Road, London 5 2
Music Central Suite 30, 1 Rocks Ln, Barnes, London N/A N/A
Mini Professors Science Classes Barnes Methodist Church, Station Road, London N/A N/A
St Osmund’s Catholic Primary School Church Road, London 3.4 8
Barnes Montessori Nursery Barnes Sports Club, The Club House, 261 Lonsdale Road, London 5 5
The Ark Nursery School kitson hall, Kitson Road, London N/A N/A
Piece of Music- Vocal Coach London- piano and singing lessons Castelnau, London 5 5
Studio 5 Book Arts, Mark Cockram 1st Floor, The Mews House, 46-52 Church Road, London N/A N/A
Under Tree Schools 2 Meredyth Road, London N/A N/A
Maestro Vivaldi Academy Barn Elms Sports Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 5 2
Teqnic Tennis Barnes Tennis Coaching Barn Elms Sports Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 5 82
Barnes Tennis Academy Ranelagh Avenue, London 5 6
Rodgers And Burton 15-17 Church Road, London N/A N/A
Raymond Fischer Piano 23 Parke Road, London 5 1
Authentic Tech Mill Hill House, Mill Hill Road, London N/A N/A
Guide Hut The Girl Guides Hall, 9 Washington Road, London N/A N/A
Giampiero Bittarelli Tennis Academy Barn Elms Sports Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London 5 14
Top Tennis Coaching Barnes Tennis Club, The Club House, 261 Lonsdale Road, London 4.4 19

Medical institutions in Barnes

Barnes has 1 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dr Palacci, Private General Practice 22 Castelnau, London N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations within the region of Barnes

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Barnes entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Barnes United Kingdom 4 48
Barnes Bridge The Terrace, London 4.3 32

Other areas nearby

If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Roehampton University See the guide here
Putney See the guide here
East Sheen See the guide here
Mortlake See the guide here
Chipstead See the guide here
Kew See the guide here
Fulham See the guide here
Grove Park See the guide here
Castelnau See the guide here
West Brompton See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
West Kensington See the guide here
Earl’s Court See the guide here
Hammersmith See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Shortlands See the guide here
Gunnersbury See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
Roehampton University See the guide here
Putney See the guide here
East Sheen See the guide here
Mortlake See the guide here
Chipstead See the guide here
Kew See the guide here
Fulham See the guide here
Grove Park See the guide here
Castelnau See the guide here
West Brompton See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
West Kensington See the guide here
Earl’s Court See the guide here
Hammersmith See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Shortlands See the guide here
Gunnersbury See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here

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What do you think about Barnes?

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