Welcome to this very special pocket of historic, unenclosed Common land in southwest London.  Covering just 50ha (120 acres), Barnes Common is nestled within an urban setting, close to one of the most densely populated cities on our planet.  Its varied habitats include nationally scarce lowland acid grassland, meadows, secondary woodland, reed-beds, and rough grassland with heath. It is understandably designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI). 

We welcome opportunities to work alongside individuals, community groups, educators, scientists, and anyone interested in helping us in our stewardship of Barnes Common and Vine Road Recreation Ground.  Working collaboratively, our aim is to protect, conserve and enhance these spaces for local residents, visitors - and for the enjoyment of future generations. If you would like to know more or have stories to share, please contact us. 


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Best Common: 'Gold' 

It's Your Neighbourhood: 'Outstanding' 


Trees on Barnes Common Acid Grassland Gorse on the Common