Barnes Common

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Barnes Common is a serene expanse of open grassland, peppered with patches of dense woodland and scrub. Now designated as a statutory local nature reserve, it is an excellent place to see green woodpeckers and the rare white-flowered burnet rose that bursts into colour in summertime. The site is popular with joggers and dog-walkers and also hosts fantastic cricket and football pitches. To one side, there is a monument in memory of the rock star Mark Bolan who was killed in a car crash here. It was built by his brother and has been enshrined and decorated by his many fans.


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East Putney Tube Station
26 minutes walk
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Barnes Railway Station
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The Lodge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 93 32% off
52-54 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 31 minutes from Barnes Common
Located in west London's attractive Putney area, the Lodge Hotel offers a superior standard of accommodation, with rooms divided into three categories: standard, executive and luxury. ... More
Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel from 60 27% off
124 King Street, W6 | 33 minutes from Barnes Common
The old Fuller's brewery forms the home of this stylish budget hotel, conveniently located halfway between Heathrow Airport and Central London. It's an easy stroll to ... More
Chiswick Rooms
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from 51 29% off
407 Goldhawk Road, W6 | 34 minutes from Barnes Common
Chiswick Rooms is a contemporary-designed boutique hotel in west London, offering high quality four star accommodation and convenient access to the city. The hotel has a ... More
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Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Kew, Richmond, TW9 | 2.4 miles from Barnes Common
Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the ... More
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Wimbledon Common
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Wimbledon, The Parkside, SW19 | 2.7 miles from Barnes Common
Huge, wild common on the edge of London. For those who really want to shake off every last vestige of the city and head for an endearing ... More
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WWT London Wetland Centre
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | 12 minutes from Barnes Common
A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland ... More
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Fulham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 19 minutes from Barnes Common
A hugely popular afternoon out for weekending West London families, Fulham Palace is truly beautiful. Originally a country retreat for London's bishops (it only stopped ... More
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Museum Of Fulham Palace
London > Attractions > Museums
Bishop's Avenue, SW6 | 19 minutes from Barnes Common
The long history of Fulham Palace, previously home to the Bishops of London, is told through the on-site museum which opened in April 2007. Through interactive ... More
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Chiswick House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Burlington Lane, W4 | 28 minutes from Barnes Common
A former royal residence and stunning example of classical 18th-century design, Chiswick House originally belonged to the "architect Earl" Lord Burlington, an avid traveller and lover ... More
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The Bull's Head, Barnes
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 13 minutes from Barnes Common
The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ... More
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Half Moon
London > Entertainment > Live Music
93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 15 minutes from Barnes Common
The Half Moon is a big pub not far from the riverside in Putney. With its own live music room, it hosts an amazing array of ... More
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Putney Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Ravenna Road, SW15 | 19 minutes from Barnes Common
Set up by Maurice Copus, a teacher at Southfields School, in 1959, Putney Arts Theatre has a long history of staging fringe theatre ... More
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The Farmyard
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
63 Barnes High Street, SW13 | 11 minutes from Barnes Common
This very traditional little shop is packed with very special, unique toys for younger kids – they squarely target their market at newborns to eight year ... More
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Barnes
London > Shopping > Specialists
Rocks Lane Sports Centre, Rocks Lane, SW13 | 12 minutes from Barnes Common
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Bishops Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Bishops Park Tennis Centre, Bishops Avenue, SW6 | 18 minutes from Barnes Common
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
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Al Forno
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
349 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 | 5 minutes from Barnes Common
Local favourite Al Forno is a buzzy neighbourhood Italian restaurant tucked away down Upper Richmond Road in Putney. Despite its location off the main drag, the ... More
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Sonny's
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
94 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 | 8 minutes from Barnes Common
The Barnes set (being the right side of Richmond they must have one) would like to keep this lovely eatery to themselves I imagine - it ... More
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Riva
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
169 Church Road, SW13 | 9 minutes from Barnes Common
To say this restaurant is understated chic is to fall headfirst into the trap of pretension. While it might be true - it does have ochre ... More
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Leiths School of Food and Wine
London > Education > Cookery Courses
16-20 Wendell Road, W12 | 2.3 miles from Barnes Common
Courses in practical cookery for enthusiastic amateurs at London's best cookery school. Evening courses at Leiths run from 6.45pm to 9.15pm on a variety ... More
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Wendell Park Primary School
London > Education >
Cobbold Road, W12 | 2.5 miles from Barnes Common
A west London school for 3 to 11 year olds, Wendell Park Primary is housed a Victorian school on Cobbold Road overlooking ... More
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 36 minutes from Barnes Common
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
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Barn Elms Recreation Ground
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rocks Lane Barnes, SW13 | 9 minutes from Barnes Common
A fifty-two acre, multi-sports facility which hosts the Elms Gym, Sixteen tennis courts, AstroTurf playing surfaces and a whole range of grass sports pitches. Next to ... More
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Putney Lawn Tennis Club
London > Leisure > Racquet Sports
Balmuir Gardens, SW15 | 14 minutes from Barnes Common
Head south of the river for an energetic runabout on the courts of Putney. It might not be the world famous All England Club in Wimbledon, ... More
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National Tennis Centre at Roehampton
London > Leisure >
100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 | 14 minutes from Barnes Common
Boasting 16 outdoor courts (covering all Grand Slam surfaces), six indoor courts, a gymnasium, player accommodation, an outdoor sprint track, hydrotherapy and plunge pools, and sports ... More
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The Sun Inn
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Church Road, SW13 | 10 minutes from Barnes Common
When it comes to warmer weather, The Sun Inn in Barnes is aptly named with its courtyard patio at the front overlooking the ... More
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The Spencer Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
237 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 | 10 minutes from Barnes Common
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Brown Dog
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28 Cross Street, SW13 | 11 minutes from Barnes Common
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Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 20 minutes from Barnes Common
Cocktails for cheeky monkeys are served at Munki, a late night bar offering sophisticated drinks at a 100-cover venue split over three floors and overlooking Putney ... More
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Riverside Studios Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crisp Road, W6 | 28 minutes from Barnes Common
West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ... More
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 34 minutes from Barnes Common
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ... More
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Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 2.3 miles from Barnes Common
What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ... More
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Chiswick House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 | 28 minutes from Barnes Common
One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A triumph of the ... More
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High Road House
London > Business > Venue Hire
162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 | 35 minutes from Barnes Common
Chiswick felt like it had truly arrived when Soho House owner Nick Jones decided 2006 was a good time to open up here - 'first Soho, ... More

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