Barnes, within the borough of Richmond, is located immediately to the south of the River Thames, between Mortlake in the west and Putney in the east. Barnes is a true classic London village with a high street, a green and the infamous Barnes Duck Pond. There is a farmers market on Saturday morning. This area has a wonderful sense of community.
The architecture, which is mostly Victorian and Edwardian, comprises the full gamete of housing stock, from small Victorian workman’s cottages on the western fringes of Barnes to the large detached villas located on the two principal roads of Castlenau and Lonsdale Road.
This range of housing further enhances that community offering.
Barnes is one of London’s more verdant areas. The wetlands centre, Barnes common and the playing fields of Rocks Lane create a very green and countryside feel.
Another area of note for Barnes are the schools. The offering is unusually strong for such a small residential area of London.