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Barbican Life is the website for residents of London’s Barbican Estate. We aim to act as a hub for resources useful to Barbican residents, an online home for content from the Barbican Life magazine, and a general source of information about The Barbican and what it is like to live here.
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RECENT ARTICLES

INSIGHT Exhibition Review

Janet Wells’ quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene. Barbican Library Exhibitions Tamara Tolley: At Home in the Barbican – October Starts Wednesday 2nd October with a private … continue reading

RECENT ARTICLES

100 Years of Bauhaus

We celebrate the 50th Birthday of the first Residents moving into our Estate this year - but this year Barnebys (the global auction house portal) highlights that it is also the centennial of the … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Barbican Flatwatch Summer 2019 – 50 Years and Still Going Strong

It is interesting to look back over prices of Barbican properties in the 15 or so years we have been publishing Barbican Life.  In our first issue in a feature with the rather anodyne title of … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Bottomless Beef and Bottle at Gaucho Smithfield

Good news from our neighbours at Gaucho Smithfield. Earlier this year the Gaucho restaurants (first of which opened in 1976) successfully completed a significant organisational restructure and are now … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

For the Fallen. at St. Giles’

Right on our doorstep - St Giles' Cripplegate Church has been transformed into a powerful and moving space of remembrance. Renowned photographer Gabrielle Crawford is known for her celebrity … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

A Rooftop Bar to Savour

Savage Garden rooftop bar is a good choice for a weekday lunch. We visited on a Monday following a river walk. Savage Garden rooftop bar It’s just off Trinity Square, near the Thames, on the … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

You, Me, The World & Culture Mile Free Open Workshop

Artists Olly and Nick are bringing their fun story exchange community workshop to the Square Mile next week. Feel like you’ve made memories and built a connection with/in the City of … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Fentimans Pink Gingerbread House

This Christmas, botanically brewed drinks makers, Fentimans, will be bringing sugar, spice and all things iced to the rooftops of London. The life-size Pink Gingerbread House celebrates the brands … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Barbicania

Our third magazine each year is always in September and the celebration continues in this issue for the 50th birthday of the first Residents moving onto the Estate.  Thank you to everyone who sent us … continue reading

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