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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

The Fortune Theatre

Too good to wait for the next magazine, Peter Savage has been strolling the streets of EC2 exploring the Barbican's by-ways. Enjoy and explore on your daily lockdown exercise? BARBICAN … continue reading

RECENT ARTICLES

Agony Aunts through the ages

The Barbican area has had Agony Aunts through the ages (all called Ann oddly enough).  Our own Ann Drewes has been going through the archives. 1625 - Dear Auntie Ann I  do regularly worshippe at … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Dormant but Defiant?

There now seems to be little doubt that the uncertainties over Brexit, and the latest delay in it coming about or not, have been creating ongoing uncertainty that is dampening the overall London … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

A great new casual Barbican restaurant

Well it’s not technically within the Barbican Estate itself but lies almost directly beneath the new Barbican highwalk just behind Salters Hall, but the new Barbie Green bar/restaurant/coffee shop is … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Culture Mile: Radio Local

Hyper-local radio broadcast to the world Culture Mile, the City of London’s cultural district stretching from Farringdon to Moorgate will go hyper-local during the lockdown with Radio Local – a … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Casa do Frango: Memories of the Algarve

Around 30 years ago (how time flies) I have fond memories of a very pleasant summer holiday based at Carvoeiro on Portugal’s Algarve, but I only have retained two food memories thereof – magnificent, … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

LONDON EYE OPTIQUE

Update from Anne O'Donnell about her independent local business LONDON EYE OPTIQUE To all residents in the Barbican and especially to our valued patients and clients, as you are aware for the … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Irish pub launch at Daffodil Mulligan basement

Celebrated Irish pub, Gibney’s of Malahide, will launch its first international site in London after opening in Dublin over 80 years ago in 1937. The pub, run by Tony Gibney and his sons will open on … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Start Your Engines

Welcome to our first issue of the year and a chance to sweep away the cobwebs, have a jolly good spring clean and try something new.  We’ve tried to trim down this issue a little, but our ever-growing … continue reading

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