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Barnes to meet you

A nice little niche of a village with stores to look through. I would highly recommend the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2022
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Is it London

Hard to realise so near the big city, easy walking along river path, we walked from Hammersmith... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2019
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Barnes is a lovely little English village only a 20 min train ride from Waterloo! There is a lovely pond with lots of ducks, where you'll also find the old sorting post office, a church and an old English pub! Is so cute. How English can you get? There is even a farmers market on Saturdays.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Is a nice place to have a walk by the river and away from the noises of the big city. You can use the bus or train to get there, and there are lots of places in case you get hungry or thirsty.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Barnes. Lovely little village, several shops ( charity shops , butchers, hair salons, fish shop, pubs etc ) there is a Beautiful big pond withblotsbof ducks and seating area. Great for lunch time or even to take the children to feed the ducks, there is a lovely cafe next to the pond and lots of parking.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Jo W
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Barnes is a very pretty place to wander and get a coffee if in the area. It's is also a great area if you have a family and can afford to live on the 'right' side of town.

My boyfriend is Barnes born and bred and lives in the heart of the 'village' (I'm from the country and regardless of what the local estate agents tell you it's not a village it's SW13). However, be warned this place is full of snobs and busy bodies on an ever increasing basis. Who, if you're under 35 feel they can march up to you and lecture you on whatever it is they think your doing that's undesirable. Such behaviour can be be as simple as standing on the pavement chatting or eating the popcorn you were encouraged to purchase at the cinema 'too loudly' (I'm not a Neanderthal I understand how to eat when in public). This place is full of male wannabe country bumpkins in full Barbour and Hunter attire and women who look like they found their faces on an oligarchs bedroom floor and stapled them back on in the morning before heading to Pilates.

Ps. Be warned these are the same women who can't drive/park their flashy 4x4s (#HungoverHousewife).

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Beautifully situated Barnes Village used to be a cornucopia of independent small businesses providing excellent personal service but very high property values and the influx of a many expatriates to the area who do not seem to value those characteristics and would rather shop at Westgate or online have been threatening the Village's heart, with many shops changing hands frequently or lying empty for ages. The local Community Association has been working to address the issue and there are signs of improvement at the moment. Use it or lose it ...

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank SAFTraveller
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