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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

The Barbican Estate

Former Barbican resident, Stefi Orazi is marking the 50th Anniversary of the first residents moving into the estate, with a new book, due out in October, which is a comprehensive guide to the estate … continue reading

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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FLATWATCH

Flatwatch Autumn 2018 – Prices to Stabilise in 2019

Of the local estate agents serving the Barbican and surrounding areas, Hurford Salvi Carr (HSC) always comes up with some interesting research on both the sales and lettings markets at half yearly … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Bib Gourmand Restaurant on Charterhouse Street

Comptoir Gascon, north side of Smithfield, is a long-time Barbican gourmet bistro neighbour (opened in 2001). It is also one of Michelin starred Pascal Aussignac’s Gascony eateries and has held a … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Exhibition: Nursing during history’s deadliest pandemic

New exhibition marks 100 years since the deadliest pandemic in human history known as Spanish Flu  One hundred years ago, just as World War I was drawing to a close, an invisible killer more deadly … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

New Bottles in Old Spitalfields

Bottles launched in early July 2018 in the remarkable Old Spitalfields Market as a new Italian wine bar.  This is a partnership between the co-founders of Bottles & Battles in Mercato … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Brutalist Tapestry in Beech Street Tunnel

Culture Mile presents Brutalist Tapestry, an installation by artist Jason Bruges in Beech Street Tunnel Artist Jason Bruges has created Brutalist Tapestry, the latest large-scale installation … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Divine Proportions

Divine Proportions is a new dining experience which runs from September 14th to January 12th at the Vaults in Waterloo, based on the story of Dionysus, God of Pleasure and Mischief. Blurring the lines … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

The Time is Nigh

Just over a year ago in a Barbicania article entitled Mortality and Succession (those with internet access can read this by entering the following link into their web browser - https://wp.me/p4Ev7N-Ww … continue reading

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