Barnes, a southwest London neighbourhood beside the river Thames, is known for its scenic views, quaint village atmosphere, and strong feeling of community. Barnes is an ideal location for individuals looking for a quiet yet well-connected area to call home with its great schools, open natural spaces, and quick access to downtown London.

What makes Barnes such a great place to live? Read on to find out or jump straight in and start browsing our Barnes properties below.


Why live in Barnes?

1. The architecture

Barnes presents a mix of both Georgian and Victorian architecture, with its homes ranging from quaint cottages to scenic riverbank residences and beyond. Its charming architectural styles and elegance of its preserved cultural wealth is reason in itself to move to the area.

2. Transport links

Barnes has excellent transport options for those travelling to central London, as regular train services from Barnes railway station to London Waterloo station provide a quick and easy link to the city. Additionally, Barnes is well-served by regional bus lines, making it simple to travel around the area and to nearby neighbourhoods.

3. Local amenities 

Facilities in Barnes include many retailers, independent boutiques, grocery stores, and convenience stores. 

4. Food, drink, and culture

Barnes plays host to a wide variety of cuisines, with many cafes, restaurants and gastro-pubs lining its streets and riverfront. It is also home to art exhibitions, and the Barnes Music Festival, bringing together the best in orchestral, choral, instrumental, opera, jazz and film events. Libraries and community centres are also available to residents.

5. Green spaces

Barnes is recognised for its picturesque surroundings and abundance of green spaces. The serene settings of Barnes Common, Barnes Green, and the Barnes riverbank are ideal for leisurely strolls, picnics, and other recreational pursuits. For those interested in wildlife and birds, the Barnes Wetland Centre is a perfect addition.

6. Sport and fitness

Barnes has a lot sporting facilities, including; rugby, cricket, and rowing clubs among its many sporting organisations. Cycling and jogging enthusiasts can take advantage of the scenic Thames Path, following the winding route of the river.

7. Schools and education

Many well-respected schools can be found in Barnes, making Barnes a popular place to settle for families with young children and teenagers alike.

8. Hospitals and healthcare 

Barnes is close to high quality healthcare institutions, including Charing Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital, which both offer extensive healthcare services.

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Aileen Robertson
Partner, Barnes Lettings
020 8878 1115 Email me About Aileen
Aileen lives locally and knows the Barnes area very well, having grown up over the bridge in Hammersmith. She has worked in the property industry for over 20 years and enjoys all aspects of the job; including client relations, and liaising with landlords and tenants from the beginning of the tenancy process to the end.

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