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Barnes Village has a myriad of groceries, fine dining restaurants, small boutiques, and delis. This is also where you will find a number of the most expensive streets in London including The Terrace, a place where Gustav Holst, a well-known British composer, lived.
Barnes SW13 is recorded in the Domesday Book as Berne. St Mary’s Church is one of the oldest buildings in the area. It was originally built in the 12th century and it was expanded and restored several times since then.
Actress Julia Watson who played in the Casualty BBC drama is one of the notable residents. Actor Terry-Thomas lived here as well. Musicians Brian May, Roger Waters, and Roger Taylor are also among the famous people who lived in Barnes SW13. Barnes is an unlikely setting for the well-known music studio in London, which is The Olympic Sound Studios. A lot of artists including Led Zeppelin, The Arctic Monkeys, Jimi Hendrix, The Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis, and the Rolling Stones have recorded their tracks here.
A number of famous actors and musicians live in Barnes SW13. Robert Pattinson, known for the leading role in Twilight and for playing a secondary role in Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire, lives here. Another well-known actor who is also a resident is Stanley Tucci. Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars series was born and spent his childhood years here. Two of the former Queen members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, also live in Barnes SW13. Freddie Mercury lived in the area too.