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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

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

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RECENT ARTICLES

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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FLATWATCH

Steady as she goes! – Flatwatch Spring 2018

The media has been suggesting, at the very least, a hiatus in property price increases in the London area, although it appears the principal price fall sufferers have been at the real high end of the … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Afternoon tea French style in Tower 42

What a treat!  That was my companion’s comment after visiting the Tower 42 venue for le Restaurant de PAUL in Tower 42 in the City for a decidedly French take on the English afternoon tea ritual.  … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Love, Betrayal, Death (in Italian Opera)

A Concert at St Giles' Cripplegate on Saturday April 28th starting at 5:45 pm. GS Wines and partners will present a concert of music, including arias, from some of the best loved Italian operas … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

25th Ward. Good food, good prices, well presented.

If Barbican residents are looking for a close-at-hand restaurant serving well prepared and well presented dishes at a reasonable price, then they probably need look no further than the new 25th Ward … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Cityread London, 1st – 31st May 2018

Lifted from Barbicantalk.com but of interest to all residents Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that brings reading to life for the whole capital in a massive book group. Each … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

London Oyster Week feature events confirmed

Oysters for breakfast - The editor of Barbican Life was more than happy to attend the launch party for London Oyster Week (April 21-29) at Bentley's Seafood Restaurant off Piccadilly as it gave him … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Encroachment and Solidarity

What gets the residents of the Barbican up in arms – or perhaps those of any other similar urban village?  In one word – Encroachment.  In the Barbican it is the constant sense of being in some kind … continue reading

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