Top 20 Barnes, London vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
With its own cricket green and duck pond, an extraordinary array of independent shops, a farmers market on Saturdays and cosy pubs aplenty, Barnes certainly has all the qualities of a quintessential English country village. Surrounded on three sides by a particularly picturesque stretch of the Thames and with 120 acres of green space enclosing it, it's no surprise that Barnes is one of London's greenest areas. A sense of peace and quiet prevails here, with strong community ties that bind its residents, but despite this almost rural atmosphere it also enjoys fine restaurants, contemporary design shops and even a fringe theatre. Plenty of tranquility and yet a train link takes residents to Waterloo in just 20 minutes - win win.