Barnes: Beautiful houses and plenty to do

Barnes: Beautiful houses and plenty to doLocated in South-West London, in the borough of Richmond Upon Thames, Barnes is situated next to the river, is 5.8 miles west-south-west of Charing Cross and is in the postcode district SW13.

Upmystreet.com's neighbourhood snapshot of the centre of Barnes states that the average family income of those living in the area is high, as is the interest in current affairs.

A medium percentage of the houses are owned by those with a mortgage, which means that there is plenty of property to rent in the area.

Most of the people living in the area are educated to degree level and a medium to high number are couples with children.

The majority of properties in the area are larger Victorian or Georgian houses, with four or more bedrooms, or converted flats, occupied by well-off professionals.

Many of those living in Barnes enjoy the arts, including theatre, classical music, opera and the cinema, but there are plenty of other things those with different hobbies can do locally.

Transport

There are two railway stations in the area - Barnes Bridge Rail Station and Barnes Rail Station - which are both in Travelcard zone three.

A number of London Underground Stations are located within 3 km of Barnes, including Hammersmith, Putney Bridge and Kew Gardens.

Four bus routes run through Barnes during the day and one - the N22 between South Road/Fulwell and Piccadilly Circus - at night.

Schools

There are six primary schools in Barnes and nearby Mortlake and Sheen.

Of the pupils at Barnes Primary School who took their Key Stage 2 Sats tests last year, some 92 per cent achieved a Level 4 or above in English, 90 per cent in maths and 92 per cent in science.

There are also a number of great secondary schools in Richmond Upon Thames, including Orleans Park School.

In 2010, 71 per cent of Year 11 pupils at this school achieved five A* - C grades in their GCSE exams, which is much higher than the national average of 53.4 per cent.

Things to do

Those living in property to rent in Barnes will never be short of things to do as the area is teaming with great leisure, sports and entertainment facilities, restaurants and bars.

Barnes is home to the former Olympic Studios, at which The Beatles recorded the original track of All You Need is Love.

Other music greats that recorded at the studios included Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Queen.

Those with a passion for the arts should pay a visit to the Old Sorting Office, which features regular art exhibitions and theatre productions.

While, the Barnes Sports Club contains great facilities for those who like to keep fit. It offers hockey, tennis, cricket, lacrosse and squash sessions and also has a clubhouse where people can unwind and meet other people from the area.

With its beautiful Victorian and Georgian houses and great array of entertainment venues and sports facilities, Barnes makes a great location for those looking for property to rent in the London borough of Richmond Upon Thames.

Posted by Ben Carter

Published 11th April, 2011

© 2011 Estates IT Limited

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