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Old Nov 14th, 2015, 01:15 AM
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If you had read my reply, I said that Barnes is too far away from central London to stay. However, for a visit, it is only about half an hour by train and you can use your oyster.
The OP wanted small shops and good food.
Barnes is not in the country, but it has a village feel, with a pond, common, several restaurants and nice friendly gastropubs where local people eat.

It's also home to the London Wetland Centre, if you like nature reserves and close to Richmond Park.
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Old Nov 14th, 2015, 01:28 AM
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Agree with Flanner - nowhere within the area of the Circle Line is inconvenient. Paddington has some good areas, good transport and is often less expensive than other central locations. Bayswater, which is roughly the same area, but closer to the park, is also good, but often disregarded. The area around Connaught Street, for example, is very nice. One of my favorite restaurants in London, Kurobuta, is there.

You would have to use the tube and bus in London at some stage. I prefer a more quiet area with good local shops and restaurants, and use the tube to get to wherever I want to go during the day. If you're near a tube station, particularly with Central or Piccadilly Lines, you're good.

Agree with recommendation for the Ledbury; lunch is better value.
I don't know what kind of food you like, but there are some great Indian restaurants, some with Michelin stars if that's important to you. Thrishna, for example.
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Old Nov 14th, 2015, 01:32 AM
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Use opentable.co.uk for restaurant recommendations and for booking.
We never look at Michelin ratings for London. They're not the best guide of what is good in London right now.
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Old Nov 15th, 2015, 05:29 AM
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"I typically save my designer shopping for here in US or when traveling in Paris or Italy."

why? Do you not know that London is at the bleeding edge?
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>>I'm not looking for shopping at Designer stores, although may visit them. I typically save my designer shopping for here in US or when traveling in Paris or Italy.
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Hi IZABELLA,

" Oh I had not realized that walking will not be easy regarding proximity."

A useful tool is WALKIT.COM to map out walking routes in London...
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