Barnes Green, Barnes, London

Barnes Green is the focal point of Barnes village, together with its pond, and is connected to Barnes Common via a footbridge across Beverley Brook at the northern end of the Green. The Green and Pond area has been developed by Richmond Council as one of several accessible Friendly Parks for All in the borough and has an accessible waymarked path around the pond.

Barnes Green

The Green is open at all times but car parking in the area is limited, so it is advisable to walk or use public transport. The nearest train stations are Barnes or Barnes Bridge (about equidistant), and the area is served by bus routes 209, 485 and 969.

There is a map showing the green and its footpaths as well as some ideas on family-friendly activities here.

The green is part of the Barnes Village Conservation Area (also known as the Barnes Green conservation area) and the annual Barnes Fair is held there on the second Saturday of July, with about 9,000 people participating.

Barnes Green in the autumn

The Green, Barnes, London in the autumn. © Andrew Wilson, Wild London Books, Wild About Barnes

The Barnes Green Centre

This is a charming and versatile venue on The Green. It has a large main hall which is used for parties, wedding receptions and classes and can accommodate 85 sit-down guests or 120 people if standing. There is also have an additional lounge area and a small patio garden. It is a quintessential village hall situated in the heart of Barnes and you can find the building, which was originally a Victorian school, on Barnes Green next to the beautiful village pond. On weekdays the centre is used by local charity Age UK Richmond-upon-Thames to provide health and wellbeing activities and support to older people. This includes exercise sessions, social groups and games. At evenings and weekends, it is available for hire as a venue for parties, conferences and classes. All the revenue generated from hiring the venue helps support Age UK.

The Pond is only a 10-minute walk from the Physio on the River clinic if you want to take a look while you are visiting us.

Learn more about the famous buildings along The Terrace, Barnes, by the River Thames

See our maps and travel details for getting to Barnes