Barnes is located in the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and is known for its 18th and 19th century architecture. The area is mainly residential with a healthy mix of ethnic communities and a number of attractions. The famous Olympic Studios is located in Barnes while the WWT London Wetland Centre, Fulham Palace and the National Archives are all in or around the area. Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium is near Barnes while Brompton Cemetery and the BBC Television Centre are also within easy reach. A number of famous people have been residents of Barnes over the years, such as Twilight star Robert Pattinson, singer Freddie Mercury, Sir John Power and Henry Fielding.
In Barnes there is retail and office space occupied by various types of companies and traders such as builders, architects, employment agencies, public relation firms, management consultants, accountants, financial service providers, computer services and publishing houses.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Barnes is quite an entertainment hub with theatre, cinema, stand-up comedy and live music all within easy reach. Lyric Hammersmith is a great place for theatre as is the Tabard Theatre, while Bush Hall is the place to go for live musical performances. The Bearcat Comedy Club and Laugh are two venues for stand-up performances. The Electric Cinema gives a unique experience to movie-goers. Barnes has everything from Italian food to Japanese delights on its menus. You can try Georgina’s, a Mediterranean eatery, or head to Sonny’s, a contemporary European food restaurant. Fat Boys is a great place to pick up Thai food, while Pissarro’s brings together a variety of international cuisines under one roof.
Barnes Bridge and Barnes railway stations provide direct links to the overground lines in Barnes while taxi services in the area enable convenient road transport. There are many bus routes that serve the area as well.