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The Best Things
  • It's a great place to watch the Boat Race and the Head of the River Race from.
  • The Pond as it used to be. The river. The greenery.The Wetland Centre The Farmers Market
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  • The river on 3 sides of Barnes almost make it an island of tranquility. The Wetlands Trust. Riva. Plenty of good cafes. Olympic Studios. Church Road is a lovely road, lots of good shops and cafes and yet still quite green and peaceful considering that it's on a bus route.
  • Sitting opposite Strada watching the sunset over Barnes Bridge.
  • A great bed and breakfast we stayed in, home from home in a quiet spot with a lively couple of owners, and just a couple of minutes away from all the action. Barnes B & B Tel: 020 8255 1333 email:
  • The Wetland Centre, nice peaceful place to get away from it all. The village atmosphere!
  • here's some fit birds, but they're all stuck up their own asses
  • real Village atmosphere. Nice well of liberal people.
  • In the Summer, chill by the river or by the pond, playing hackky or footie (Pint pots for goal posts), babes everywhere, dodge the investment bankers and estate agents.
  • Barnes is like a little village right in London. The people are very community-minded. I am from Sydney, Australia, and nannied in Barnes for 6 months, and it is one of my favourite places in London
  • My home town and mum lives there. If they ever open Hammy bridge again, easy to get to the West End.
  • No cars up Castelnau any more.
  • Dads walking their kids at weekends
  • Pond, common. villagey air.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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