Welcome to this very special little pocket of historic, unenclosed Common land in southwest London.  Covering just 50ha (120 acres), Barnes Common is nestled in this 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 individuals, community groups, formal and informal educators, scientists, ecologists, local government and anyone interested in helping us in our stewardship of Barnes Common.  In this way, we work together to protect and enhance this unique space for local residents, visitors, and for the enjoyment of future generations. If you would like to know more or have stories to share, please get in touch.   


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Best Common: 'Gold' 

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Trees on Barnes Common Acid Grassland Gorse on the Common