I did a walk from Barnes to Putney one weekend which I really enjoyed. Barnes is certainly a very upmarket area with a village feel. A lot of greenery here and it has a charming little high street with historic characterful buildings. I noticed a lot of flower and fruit shops dotted along the high street. The pretty period cottages would be quite unaffordable to most of us I’d imagine.
Barnes is very nice. Love the wetlands too! it's a little difficult to get to, probably it's downside