Barnes is one of London's true villages, bordered on three sides by the River, the High Street provides excellent foodie shops including two butchers, a fish monger, a cheese shop, an independent wine merchant and an M & S Food Hall. There is a choice of pubs and coffee shops and artisan bakers such as Gail's. The duck pond is a focus for the Common and there is a weekly Farmer's Market on Saturdays. Some excellent schools are close by both independent and state, such as St Pauls, the Harrodian, Ibstock Place and the Swedish school. The Wetlands provides a variety of attractions for adults and children alike and the tow path gives space to walk, run and cycle as does Barnes Common. Frequent transport links to the City exist from the railway stations at Barnes Bridge and Barnes and there are a variety of bus routes over Hammersmith Bridge to the Piccadilly, District, Hammersmith and City/Circle Underground lines.