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Enjoy celebrity spotting in star-studded Barnes

Located in west London on the banks of the Thames, Barnes is a small village with a huge history. It's home to the Olympic Sound Studios, which has seen the likes of The Beatles and David Bowie walk through its doors.

Wander through Barnes and you'll come across some of London's most-coveted streets, including The Terrace, where composer Gustav Holst lived. Now, Barnes is home to a host of politicians, actors and broadcasters, making it a great place to do a bit of star-spotting.

Attractions to suit all tastes

Barnes is only half an hour from central London, but you can escape urban life with a visit to the London Wetland Centre. The nature reserve is home to birds, amphibians and reptiles, so be sure to do a bit of wildlife-spotting while you're there.

If you're looking to expand your cultural horizons, visit the Riverside Gallery for contemporary fine art, or catch a performance at the popular Old Sorting Office Art Centre.

Visit Barnes's quirky high street

Barnes has retained its quaint village feel through its high street, which is a mixture of 18th and 19th century buildings and quirky boutiques. In fact, Barnes has the highest proportion of independent shops in Britain.

If you're looking for a bite to eat, try Dolce Crema for delicious ice cream, or enjoy a traditional Greek meal at Mara's.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Barnes? At Travelodge London Richmond Central Hotel, you're close to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Richmond Park, while Travelodge London Fullham Hotel and Travelodge London Battersea Hotel are located closer to the city centre.