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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

A True Taste of France off Charterhouse Square

The Café du Marché, off Charterhouse Square, is a true Barbican Life favourite. Immaculately white painted brick exterior with blue awnings and smartly tended window boxes may belie the spacious … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Female oriented sex shop’s book reading session with Rosie Wilby

Sh!, a local sex shop, aimed at a more sexually adventurous female clientele, that plays host to a plethora of sex classes and discussions, will soon be inviting guests to join them in a book reading … 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

Luxurious club/hotel offers nonmember weekend fine dining

Traditionally, City folk have had to cross London to enjoy the luxury of their favoured Mayfair and St James’ haunts.  However recently a number of opulent, and expensive, private members clubs have … 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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