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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

RECENT ARTICLES

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

New Open Gardens evenings at the Charterhouse

The Charterhouse, the seven-acre historic site nestling between Barbican and Farringdon, is delighted to announce, due to overwhelming demand, a new series of Open Gardens evenings from May 2019.  On … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Street food burger transition in Shoreditch

It’s a bit of a stroll from the Barbican, but you’ll enjoy your burger all the more, Burger & Beyond is true street food turned restaurant.  Created by Craig Povoas and Tom Stock, the beef comes … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Residents’ offer on Barbican Gin!

special edition Barbican London Dry Gin Barbican collaborates with East London Liquor Company to launch a special edition Barbican London Dry Gin Online Offer - £5.00 off Barbican x … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Savage Garden @ Fenchurch St

The Savage Garden Rooftop bar is the ideal post-work get together venue for friends and work colleagues. With really stunning views (Shard and Tower Bridge etc.), this venue is one of London's … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Perspectives

Our first issue each year is this one we produce in March so although it’s a little late, may I wish you all the best for the remainder of 2019. Here at Barbican Life base camp, as your new editor, I … continue reading

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