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Mortality and Succession

A lengthy spell in hospital does tend to focus one’s mind and emphasises one’s mortality.  Certainly an eight week stint following a stroke has caused your editor to consider his future involvement … 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

Barbican flat sales market nearing normal again

We read a lot in the media about property prices falling across the board, although still up by a small percentage year-on-year.  However, talking to the local estate agents, who probably have the … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

SMITHS of Smithfield on the 2nd Floor: The Dining Room

SMITHS of Smithfield on the 2nd Floor: The Dining Room We last reviewed SMITHS’, specifically the  top-rated  top floor restaurant, in January last year, so it was interesting to come back and … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Art Night 2017 1 – 2 July | 6pm-6am

Free art installation in multiple locations across the City of London 1 - 2 July | 6pm-6am Art Night is a free festival of contemporary arts in extraordinary spaces. Each year, a leading cultural … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Indoor braai in Farringdon

Indoor braai in Farringdon Hammer & Tongs is a casual, and relatively low cost restaurant specialising in South African-style barbecue. Called a Braai, it is the most primal way of cooking and, … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

The Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre Sat 1st July 12-5.30

The Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre FREE Entry   1st July 2017 | 12:00pm - 4:30pm A day of festivities and merriment, featuring stalls, food & drink, maypole, books, silent … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Crab Tavern joins BA discount scheme

Crab Tavern in Broadgate Circle is a seafood restaurant and bar that boasts a menu that merges New York style with classic west coast American fare. Choose from an abundance of hero crab dishes, rolls … continue reading

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