It may sound corny but London really is home to many hidden treasures. Whilst we’ve all heard of Big Ben, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Madam Tussauds, there are many lesser known delights in the capital awaiting a discerning visitor, the trick is, well, knowing about them!
One such lesser known London attraction is Barnes Village, a small, quant and simply exquisite London village, situated on the banks of the River Thames.
If you fancy getting away from all the excitement and hustle and bustle London inevitably thrives with 24 hours a day, seven days a week, then a trip to Barnes Village is wholly recommended to experience a touch of village life whilst still being in one of the busiest cities in the world.
Similar to a quant and charming village in the Herefordshire hills, Barnes Village possesses a delicatessen, a bookshop, a grocery store, several delightful boutiques, and a handful of top-notch restaurants. Although unlike a village in the Herefordshire hills, in Barnes Village you will also find the house where Gustav Holst, a famous British composer used to live in.
This serenely peaceful spot overlooks the Thames, and comprises of a pond, encircled by weeping willows, and is home to a cricket green and rugby club. In fact Barnes Village is one of the most sought-after places to sit and watch the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race that takes place each year on the River Thames.
Being such a pretty, idyllic and peaceful, yet being primly positioned on London’s doorstep, it is hardly surprising that Barnes Village is a favourite residential area for leading politicians, world-class actors and other well-heeled members of London’s elite.
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