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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

Personal Finance

Further thoughts for the pandemic season In my last article I shared some observations about managing cash deposits and investments in this period of uncertainty resulting from the global pandemic. … continue reading

RECENT ARTICLES

Insight Arts Review

Janet Wells’ teases us back into the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene Easing out of Lockdown: There were exhibitions that I’d planned to see in the Spring; then we had Lockdown:   However, I have … 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

Local Acupuncture Clinic

Update : 24th Sept 1) Clinic times have just changed: From Oct 6th every Tuesday 2pm - 7pm 2) For appointments please email: clinic@citycollege.ac.uk or call 07592 071 379 … 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

CULT VISION X MAMIMU: ‘BARBICAN GEOMETRICS’

This Autumn, a bright and bold installation will be bringing optimism to the area of the famous Brutalist London landmark: The Barbican. Japanese Artist MAMIMU has discovered the joy and optimistic … 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

Month of Sundays

Over lockdown, the City’s streets have been pleasantly pre-Big-Bang quiet but let’s enjoy this moment to contrast that with our newly energised Barbican Estate neighbourhood.  We are seeing and … continue reading

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