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OUR Barnes BRANCHES
SALES BRANCH:

020 8876 0100

sales@jabarnes.co.uk

64 Barnes High Street,
Barnes, SW13 9LD

Opening Hours
Mon – Thurs 09:00 – 21:00
Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
LETTINGS BRANCH:

020 8878 8688

lettings@jabarnes.co.uk

65 Barnes High Street,
Barnes, SW13 9LD

Opening Hours
Mon – Thurs 09:00 – 21:00
Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Barnes Estate Agents

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James Anderson are dedicated and personable estate agents in Barnes with strong roots in this area, its wonderful people, and beautiful selection of properties both old and new. Our customer service and local knowledge is unrivalled, making us the number one premier estate agents in South West London. With 30 years of experience in the property market, James Anderson Barnes can guarantee the most quick and efficient service, whether you’re a seller, a landlord, a buyer or a renter. To find out what our clients think of us for yourself, take a look at our Google reviews

 

Renting in Barnes

We have been a leading lettings agent in Barnes since 1990 and we are proud of the success and loyalty our specialised, local and personal approach has brought us. Browse our property to rent in Barnes here or visit our Barnes lettings team in person – the address of our office is at the top of this page.

 

Selling in Barnes

Buying or selling with a professional agent like James Anderson Barnes gives you access to industry expertise including professional negotiation, unbiased price guidance, protection against fraud and all with no up front costs. Our qualified property professionals, strong online marketing, effective sales boards and access to multiple listing services and buyers help us to achieve a fast sale for you and for the right price. If you are hoping to buy or sell property in Barnes and are debating whether or not to use an estate agent, read our five arguments for using an estate agent.

 

Property Management in Barnes

Based in our Barnes lettings office, James Anderson’s property management team assist landlords and tenants renting and letting property in SW13. All of our offices are registered with the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA), which provides the ethical and professional framework for our business. We’re also able to offer Rent Guarantee Protection which covers any legal expenses if tenancy issues arise. Visit our property management page to find out more about this key service.

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Interested in moving to Barnes?

Browse the sales and lettings properties that we currently have on offer in Barnes, read our area guide below or come and speak to our qualified agents in branch.

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Living in Barnes

Barnes is something of a hidden jewel in London’s crown. Its historic streets are lined with fine architecture and English charm, which gives the area an unmistakable village vibe despite its location in the heart of SW London (with speedy links to the City, might we add). Excellent schools, gourmet cuisine, plenty of green space and a surprising sporting pedigree all give Barnes its reputation as a prime residential location in our capital. Learn more about the last true village in London below.

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1066 and all that

Barnes first appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086, just twenty years after the Battle of Hastings, and some of its stunning Norman architecture remains intact – revel in the historic beauty of St Mary’s Church for evidence of Barnes’ centuries-long history. Barnes is also intricately linked to the Magna Carta, being the first port of call for Stephen Langton (the Archbishop of Canterbury at the time) after he signed the document in 1215. Barnes has need its fair share of notable residents too: Milbourne House was the one-time residence of Henry Fielding, the novelist and founder of London’s first police force. The iconic village pond and green date way back to the sixteenth century, and the more recent Barnes Railway Bridge, spanning the River Thames, is a glorious leviathan of Victorian engineering. And there’s plenty more history where that came from…

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Georgian grandeur

Unsurprisingly for somewhere with so much historical pedigree, much of the town’s housing stock is period and of an excellent quality. It boasts some of the oldest riverside homes in London, complete with stunning Thames-side views, and deserves its reputation as a rival to Hampstead and Highgate for the title of “prettiest London village”.

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Eat, drink…shop…and be merry

Barnes has a strong community feel, fuelled by its range of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. Indeed, a report in 2014 found that Barnes has the highest concentration of independent shops in the UK! There’s plenty to enjoy here: including cheese-buyer’s delight The Real Cheese Shop, fine wines and expert sommeliers over at Lea and Sandeman, and the Scandi-style lifestyle boutique, Nina. There’s also an M&S food hall – and who doesn’t love those? The weekends often usher in even more of an indie vibe, with the Saturday Farmers’ Market setting up camp by the village pond.

For the serious gourmet, there are some great local restaurants such as Riva, the Sun Inn with its beautiful terrace, Annie’s and a luxurious Rick Stein restaurant to boot. Increasingly, fusion experiences are springing up, such as Olympic Studios, with its restaurant downstairs and cinema above. You won’t be running out of things to do when living in Barnes, especially with new independent ventures popping up seemingly every week!

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Green spaces

Barnes abounds with green spaces, making it perfect for young families. The Wetlands Centre is a hundred-acre project opened to mark the Millennium. It’s home to bird populations not found elsewhere in the capital, such as the beautifully-named Gadwall and Northern Shoveller – an ornithologist’s and rambler’s paradise, if that meets your fancy! The village pond and green are a natural recreational and social centre within the village. Barnes Common features acres of green space, and the stunning Richmond Park with its resident deer population is also close by. Great for family trips and moments of quiet contemplation away from the bustle of the city.

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Sporting pedigree

History in Barnes is not limited to its architecture. A former master of St Paul’s School, Richard Mulcaster, is credited with developing football into the game we play today, and Barnes Rugby Football Club claims to be one of the oldest sports clubs in the world. Then of course there’s the Varsity Boat Race, an event made more exciting by the fact that the Barnes shoreline offers some of the best views of the battling blues.

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Education for all

Barnes boasts some of the best independent and state schools in London, with many of the state schools having outstanding Ofsted ratings. James Anderson supports the excellent Thomson House School, a free school founded in 2014. Renowned independent schools include The Harrodian School, St Paul’s, Ibstock Place and Tower House School, in addition to a range of highly-rated nursery and prep schools in the area.

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How do I get there?

Waterloo and Central London are thirty minutes away on trains departing from Barnes and Barnes Bridge Station, both of which are located in zone 3. The underground at Hammersmith is easily accessed in a 20 minute bus ride.

 

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Reviews

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  • 10/05/2022

    Very happy with Michael, Jasmine and the team selling our flat. Great comms throughout and always just a phone call or email away when needed. Many thanks!



  • 10/05/2022

    Fantastic experience dealing with Fatima and Tim in Barnes. Both made the transaction very straightforward from the initial point of offer to some slightly trickier points towards the end of conveyancing. Thank you for all your help!



  • 02/05/2022

    Jack and the rest of the team at James Anderson, Putney were fantastic. Very professional approach and had great communication throughout the process. Would certainly recommend!



  • 28/04/2022

    Jack Gardiner and his team were excellent. The sale was pitched just right and Jack persevered to get us the sale at the right price. If only the solicitors has the same professional approach…..!



  • 27/04/2022

    Just completed on a long protracted sale with James Anderson. They were very helpful and professional throughout. Highly recommend! Jack is a star!!



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