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Fire Brigade exercise in Cromwell Tower

Jane Smith, Chair of the Barbican Association,  reports on the recent Fire Brigade high rise training exercise conducted in Cromwell Tower  I once said one of the highlights of being chair of the … continue reading


The Elizabeth Line Reaches The Barbican – and its likely benefits

Barbican resident Peter Savage updates us on the construction of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), which runs under the estate, and offers Barbican reidents direct access to the new rail link with … continue reading

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Barbican Property Prices: Doldrums or Decline?- Flatwatch Summer 2018

We are seeing increasing evidence that property prices in London have been turning downwards - perhaps falling as much as 10% in the City of London according to some estimates. However even such a … continue reading

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New Italian restaurant on Whitecross Street

New Italian restaurant on Whitecross Street Da Giua is the new Italian restaurant you may have noticed which has just opened opposite Waitrose on Whitecross Street.  There was a short-lived tapas … continue reading

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Made for the Table

Made for the Table 13 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 · Mon - Fri, 9am to 6pm Free admission The Goldsmiths’ Centre 42 Britton Street London EC1M 5AD Explore the evolution of silver tableware and … continue reading


Bowling us over

Bowling us over The Bowling Bird restaurant and wine bar is over to the West side of the Barbican tucked down Cloth Fair (a shortish street which runs parallel to Long Lane), opposite St … continue reading

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Oyster Celebration

Oyster Celebration Mark Hix invites you to join him and the team of HIX Oyster & Chop House to celebrate native season and the humble British oyster. To mark the occasion, they will be … continue reading

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Dining and drinks at the top of the Gherkin

Searcys, well known to Barbican residents for running the Osteria and Bonfire restaurants at the Barbican Centre, has relaunched its private members’ club at the iconic Gherkin skyscraper on St Mary … continue reading

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Well Connected

Well Connected: One very specific attribute of living on the Barbican Estate is that it has to be already one of the best connected residential complexes in the country with respect to transport … continue reading

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