Barnes Area Guide
Barnes in SW London, is a great place to live, especially if you aren't the biggest fan of urban bustle and concrete towers. Barnes borders the Southern edge of the Thames between Putney and Mortlake and East Sheen. Barnes is noted in the Domesday Book in 1086 and boasts buildings dating back almost 1000 years. The river and overland rail lines help to protect most of Barnes from traffic, however the road to and from Hammersmith Bridge is rarely quiet.
Barnes Village, situated at its heart has a very sleepy atmosphere, complete with pond and neighbouring pub it is easy to watch Summer days drift by.
Barnes Bridge, the mainline railway station straddles the bridge on the Barnes side and provides central links to Clapham Junction and eventually Waterloo, other routes head West towards Stains.
Sports and recreation in Barnes, is lucky enough to boast several cricket, rugby, football, pitches plus tennis courts and five-a-side pitches, not to mention an athletics style 400m running track. One of the oldest known RFU clubs, Barnes RFU is still thriving and welcomes new blood.
Barnes Wetlands Centre, this nature treasure trove, is formed of 4 redundant Victorian reservoirs. The reserve boasts a plethora of wildfowl not normally or easily seen in any large city.
If you are interested in living in Barnes, letting a Barnes property, buying a home in Barnes or selling your Barnes property, please get in touch:
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