Getting to Barnes

We think that Barnes is the perfect place for a literature festival and we want to share the love but we’re going to suggest you leave your car at home. We have a bit more room to move here in Barnes compared to other areas of London, but parking can still be tricky so it is recommended that you travel by public transport if possible. There is only limited parking in the streets around Barnes Pond and much of it is for residents only.

By Bus

The nearest Underground station is Hammersmith.
From the lower bus station, take bus 209 and alight at Barnes Pond. From there it will be a short walk to each venue.

By Car

By Train

The nearest train stations are Barnes and Barnes Bridge from where it is about a ten minute walk to Barnes Pond.

Walking from Barnes Station
From Barnes Station, walk through Barnes Common along Station Road. Barnes Pond will be on your right hand side.

Or from Barnes station, take bus 33 or 72 and alight at the ‘Red Lion.’ From there it will be a short walk up Church Road to Barnes Pond and all Festival venues.

Walking from Barnes Bridge Station
Barnes Bridge station is beside the Thames. From the station walk along Terrace Gardens, then turn right at the High Street. Barnes Pond will be on your right hand side as you walk down High Street.

Or from Barnes Bridge station, take bus 209 and alight at the next stop ‘Barnes Pond’ from where it will be a short walk to each venue.