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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

Liveries unmasked

Helen Hudson unravels the mysteries of the City’s Livery Companies and Guilds and the origins and history behind the formation of these venerable City institutions.   The impressive … continue reading

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New Era for the Charterhouse

Barbican residents should perhaps be well aware of the nearby historical and architectural gem which is the Charterhouse. It is now entering a new era with the appointment of its first female ‘Master’ … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Flat Watch Spring 2019 – Are Brexit Doubts Being Overblown?

Brexit negotiations are dragging on and both major UK political parties seem to be in turmoil over a variety of potential outcomes .  The EU is seemingly staying intransigent on their negotiation … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Classy Italian dining in the Barbican Centre

Barbican residents are pretty well served with places to eat across the price spectrum without even having to leave the complex.  There are three licensed restaurants within the Arts Complex itself … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Sound Unbound this weekend

The weekend-long classical music festival takes place 18-19 May and, for the first time, will be completely free. The festival features over 100 short performances in a relaxed festival atmosphere … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Street food burger transition in Shoreditch

It’s a bit of a stroll from the Barbican, but you’ll enjoy your burger all the more, Burger & Beyond is true street food turned restaurant.  Created by Craig Povoas and Tom Stock, the beef comes … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Van Gogh & Japan

In cinemas nationwide from 4 June 2019 EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, the award-winning series that explores the biographies of history’s most revered artists, concludes its sixth season with Van Gogh & … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Artillery Arms update

An ever-popular ‘local’ for some Barbican residents, the Artillery Arms on Bunhill Row has had a relatively recent change of manager - Amelie has replaced Tony in this position - who has introduced … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Perspectives

Our first issue each year is this one we produce in March so although it’s a little late, may I wish you all the best for the remainder of 2019. Here at Barbican Life base camp, as your new editor, I … continue reading

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