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BARBICANIA

47 Years On

It can be quite humbling attending a memorial service in St Giles Church, particularly for someone who had such a remarkable life as late Barbican resident Douglas Woodward who died late last year at … continue reading

RECENT ARTICLES

The London Symphony Chorus

Barbican resident Liz Reeve tells us how she ended up joining the London Symphony Chorus and what is involved. When Liz Reeve moved into the Barbican 20 years ago, she cannot have realised how many … continue reading

Sir Thomas More – Martyr and Saint

The 19 Barbican residential blocks of apartments - soon to be 20 when Blake Tower is completed – are, with the exception of the Postern and Wallside - all named after historically significant persons … continue reading

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Frank Harris & Co

FLATWATCH

Uncertainty still reigns

It has become apparent from talking to our local Estate Agents that uncertainty about the potential for rises and falls in Barbican apartment purchase prices is continuing.  The froth has probably … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Roman Cuisine in Central Street

It’s a funny place, the Old Street area. Part City, part not, part workspace, part residential, part definitely an area, part just passing through.  It’s unisex bathrooms and recherché music and … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

‘Magic Metropolis’

Karen Neale invites you to 'Magic Metropolis'. 'Magic Metropolis' brings together paintings, canvases, prints and published books from my ‘London in Landscape’ and 'A Fellow Traveller' sketchbooks, … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Aviary – Great New Venue with Birds Eye View of the City

Our review dinner at Aviary (opened in December), the new bar/restaurant atop the almost equally new Montcalm Royal London House hotel (opened in October) in Finsbury Square, and thus only a short … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Bluebird wins city care contract

Bluebird Care Westminster awarded £1.6m City of London Corporation contract to deliver up to 16,000 hours of care annually  The City of London Corporation has appointed Bluebird Care … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Japanese Afternoon Tea at Sosharu

  The desserts at Sosharu, Jason Atherton’s Japanese restaurant in Turnmill Street near Farringdon Station, have always been a highlight of Chef Alex Craciun's menu. Many a guest has made … continue reading

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