Arriving by train to Barnes Bridge brings you right on to the south bank of the River Thames, with pleasant walks along the Thames Path in either direction. About five minutes' walk to the east, past some of the oldest riverside houses in London, is Barnes High Street with its mix of independent shops, cafes and galleries, plus a duck pond and green. A mile from the station is the WWT London Wetland Centre, a 100-acre reserve which opened in 2000, the first urban wetland project of its kind in the UK.
Barnes Bridge station was opened in 1916, and the original entrance building is still there, though it's not now used as part of the station. The station is in Zone 3 on the Hounslow Loop Line, with at least four trains per hour direct to London Waterloo (taking about 25 minutes), two trains per hour to Weybridge and two that go to Waterloo via Brentford and Richmond.