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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

Flat Watch Spring 2019 – Are Brexit Doubts Being Overblown?

Brexit negotiations are dragging on and both major UK political parties seem to be in turmoil over a variety of potential outcomes .  The EU is seemingly staying intransigent on their negotiation … 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 … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

We have our own gin!

special edition Barbican London Dry Gin Barbican collaborates with East London Liquor Company to launch a special edition Barbican London Dry Gin shop.barbican.org.uk The Barbican has announced … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Great New St. John Street wine bar

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

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Real Nappy Cashback Scheme

Eight million disposable nappies are thrown away every day - that's an incredible three billion each year! The Recycling Team is pleased to offer parents who live within the City of London the chance … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

New Italian restaurant in Shoreditch

Shoreditch is definitely becoming one of the trendiest areas for new restaurant openings in London, and perhaps the newest, which was due to open on 22nd February, is Gloria which styles itself as a … 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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