Getting to Barnes


Your best bet for getting to Barnes is always going to be by public transport and we just wanted to remind you that Hammersmith Bridge is CLOSED to all traffic including buses.

So we’re going to suggest that you plan your trip using BARNES STATION (South West Trains) It’s about 10 minutes from Clapham Junction and about 20 from Waterloo.

Walking from Barnes Station

Barnes Pond is about a 10 minute walk from Barnes Station. Walk through Barnes Common along Station Road and the Pond will be on your right hand side.

Barnes Bridge Station

We also have a station at Barnes Bridge beside the Thames but you’ll find that many more trains pass through Barnes Station, You can jump on the 209 bus to Barnes Pond from there or it’s about a 10 minute walk.

Walking from Barnes Bridge Station

If you are walking from the station, walk along Terrace Gardens, then turn right on the High Street. Barnes Pond will be on your right hand side as you walk down High Street.

Bus to Barnes Pond

At Barnes Bridge station you can pick up the 209 bus which will bring you right to Barnes Pond.

Coming from Richmond or Twickenham? The 33 bus stops at the Red Lion pub on Rocks Lane and from there it’s about a five minute walk up Church Road to the Pond.

The Judith Kerr Marquee at the London Wetlands Centre

Our main marquee – the Judith Kerr Marquee – is located at the London Wetlands Centre here in Barnes. The address is Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT. 
We suggest you allow at least fifteen minutes to walk to The Wetlands Centre from Barnes Pond.  


By Bus

Buses 33, 419 and 209 stop at the Red Lion pub on Castelnau about 100 metres walk from the Wetlands Centre. 

The 485 bus from Hammersmith comes directly into the Centre. Please note that this is not a frequent service just twice an hour with no service on Sundays. 

By Train

From Barnes station it is a 15 minute walk to the centre, or five minutes by bus.

You can also get off at Barnes Bridge station which is a 15 minute walk to the centre through Barnes village, or jump on the 209 bus. 

Biking or Scooting

Cycling is a great way to get to Barnes and there are plenty of places to park your pushie or your scooter at the Wetlands, or outside the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre on Barnes Pond, SW13 0LF, opposite the Pond on the corner of Barnes High Street SW13 9LB and at Rose House SW13 9LD. BYO bike lock.

See our venues here.

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