The south-west London district that's a favourite with commuters

There's a rural feel about the riverside village of Barnes, with its narrow lanes lined with pastel cottages and fine Georgian houses with river views. Only a 15-minute train journey from central London - it's easy to see why this south-west London district is a favourite with the capital's commuters...

Barnes spotlight

For Londoners who hanker after rural bliss, Barnes is the answer, discovers our property expert Anthea Masey