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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

Liveries unmasked

Helen Hudson unravels the mysteries of the City’s Livery Companies and Guilds and the origins and history behind the formation of these venerable City institutions.   The impressive … continue reading

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New Era for the Charterhouse

Barbican residents should perhaps be well aware of the nearby historical and architectural gem which is the Charterhouse. It is now entering a new era with the appointment of its first female ‘Master’ … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Christmas Issue Barbican Flatwatch – Different Strokes

It’s amazing how the same piece of research can generate what appear to be totally different stories in the media.  It makes one wonder if all the accusations of ‘fake news’ which have been appearing … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Innovative all-day-dining bar and canteen

Out of the Barbican from the North West Blake Tower exit, up Goswell Road past our precious City Hardware, turn right into Old Street and just over the road on the North side is the new Fare Bar and … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

LORNE CHRISTIE X CULT VISION: CULT FILM COMPETITION

Lorne Christie is a local artist and sign writer in Barbican. His initial studies were in Industrial Design, technology and 3D modelling. After 20 years of creating promotional videos and animated … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Great New St. John Street wine/tapas bar

Le Cellar, St John Street’s newly opened wine and tapas bar is definitely worth frequenting. Antonin Charlier, co-owner/managing partner is a wine expert with impressive credentials, including former … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

The Charterhouse Great Chamber project

The Charterhouse wins National Lottery Funding for major Great Chamber project Great Chamber The Charterhouse, the seven-acre historic site on the border of the City of London, is delighted to … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

New Duck Pop-Up in Spitalfields

Monsieur Le Duck is a new pop-up restaurant that brings the food and wine of South-West France to the heart of London. Inspired by the douceur de vivre of Gascony, it offers a simple but alluring … 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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