A Quick Overview of Barnes
Barnes Railway Station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Travel card Zone 3. It is located on Station Road. The station has limited facilities but there are ticket machines which also allow for Oyster card Top-up.
There is wheelchair access to platforms 1 & 4 only. The station building was designed in Tudor-Gothic style by William Tite in 1846 and is Grade II listed. The nearest tube station is East Putney, a 30 minute walk.
Nearby Barnes Common is a local nature reserve with grassland and patches of dense woodland which is popular with walkers and joggers. Music fans often visit a particular sycamore tree in Barnes Common in memory of rock star Marc Bolan who fatally crashed into in in 1977.
- The name ‘Barnes’ is first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and refers to the fact that this was the place where the barns that stored grain for the manor of Mortlake were located.
- Today, much of the village is designated the Barnes Green conservation area.
- It is a popular residential area with quirky and interesting shops and cafés to explore and the Barnes Fair is held annually on the second Saturday of July.