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Barnes is a town of Surrey now deep within the metropolitan conurbation but retaining its own identity. It stands on the south bank of the River Thames, in a loop of the river bounded by Hammersmith Bridge at the north end. Opposite it on the Middlesex bank lies Chiswick.
The Thames here forms meadows which have been converted into wetlands for the support of wildlife, known as the London Wetlands Centre.
Barnes has a number of 18th and 19th century buildings of exceptional quality, and is often noted for its historic village area centred on the pond, forming the Barnes Village conservation area.