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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

Keep on clubbing

Phil Ellaway takes a closer look inside some of the more notable London Clubs. The ‘London Club’ stereotype in fiction and historical drama is a male only institution with dark interiors, deep … continue reading

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Three Generations

A PERSONAL REFLECTION ON THREE GENERATIONS OF FAMILY LIFE IN THE BARBICAN by Nadine Waddell “And up there” said my daughter pointing high up to one of the famous tooth edge balconies of the … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Barbican Flatwatch Summer 2019 – 50 Years and Still Going Strong

It is interesting to look back over prices of Barbican properties in the 15 or so years we have been publishing Barbican Life.  In our first issue in a feature with the rather anodyne title of … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Our own Half Cup has arrived

This is the second Half Cup in London.  The first, in Kings Cross, opened in 2014 and is very popular. I’ve popped in a couple of time when I’ve been waiting for a train because it is only a very … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Fastastic Feats Circus 7th Sept

The City has commissioned a big street-based spectacular from French collective Générik Vapeur and flying trapeze specialists Gorilla Circus. It’s all about pollution, ocean plastics and humankind’s … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Have your cake and eat it

Aprés Food Co have been on the right hand side about half of the way up St John St for a couple of years now and I’m ashamed to say that we never even noticed them.  The place looks like a coffee … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Illuminated River Boat Tour

Tickets are selling out. The Illuminated River project is best experienced from the Thames itself, so join an official guided boat tour and let the City of London Guides and experts from Historic … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Nov. opening for 14 Hills at 120 Fenchurch St

D&D London announced that 14 Hills, its new restaurant located on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street, will open this November. The modern British restaurant will serve an all-day menu created … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Barbicania

Our third magazine each year is always in September and the celebration continues in this issue for the 50th birthday of the first Residents moving onto the Estate.  Thank you to everyone who sent us … continue reading

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