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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Electric Vehicles and the Barbican

The big problem about writing an article on Electric Vehicles (EVs) is that the technology is advancing so fast and new announcements coming out of manufacturers so frequently that anything written in … continue reading

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The Culture Mile

How the City sees its cultural centre growing over the next decade The Barbican Centre, with its Theatres, Galleries, Cinema and Library, is arguably the most significant cultural centre in … continue reading

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Up or down? Mid to long term prospects remain positive

Are Barbican flat prices coming down or not?  Anecdotally it does appear that properties are taking longer to sell and some vendors have been reducing asking prices accordingly, but we see little sign … continue reading

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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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Oxford Street Christmas lights competition

For the first time in history, Oxford Street will be launching a global call for the redesign of its world famous Christmas lights. The launch of Oxford Street’s first Christmas lights over … continue reading


Temper City: Ultimate Fusion

Temper City is nestled in Angel Court, just off Throgmorton Street between Moorgate and Bank.  It is the second such restaurant from Neil Rankin.  The first still operates very successfully in Soho … continue reading

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Barbican Dance Performance Opportunity

Want to learn a new skill and perform at the Barbican? Whether you’ve danced all your life or are a complete beginner, this performance commissioned and presented by the Barbican could be for … continue reading

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A Modern Take on Fish and Chips

United Chip has recently opened on the corner of Clerkenwell Road and Goswell Road, and thus within a short walk of the Barbican.  It offers what it claims to be a more modern take on fish and chips. … continue reading

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Coming of Age

The Barbican Estate was primarily constructed between 1965 and 1976 and most of us owner-occupiers have leases which have between 85 and 90 years to run before the properties are reclaimed by the … continue reading

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