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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

Fire Brigade exercise in Cromwell Tower

Jane Smith, Chair of the Barbican Association,  reports on the recent Fire Brigade high rise training exercise conducted in Cromwell Tower  I once said one of the highlights of being chair of the … continue reading

RECENT ARTICLES

The Elizabeth Line Reaches The Barbican – and its likely benefits

Barbican resident Peter Savage updates us on the construction of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), which runs under the estate, and offers Barbican reidents direct access to the new rail link with … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Barbican Property Prices: Doldrums or Decline?- Flatwatch Summer 2018

We are seeing increasing evidence that property prices in London have been turning downwards - perhaps falling as much as 10% in the City of London according to some estimates. However even such a … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Mid-range French fare at Brasserie Blanc

Mid-range French fare at Brasserie Blanc Heading down Moorgate towards Bank, turn left behind the Bank of England, and a couple of roads on, you reach Brasserie Blanc Threadneedle Street which is … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

A NEW SERIES OF ART WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS  AT THE CHARTERHOUSE

The Charterhouse, the historic site and museum in Charterhouse Square EC1, is continuing to build its diverse and exciting programme of workshops for families, schools and adults. New this summer is a … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Galettes and Crêpes par excellence at L’Ami Malo

For perhaps a lighter choice of restaurant food it is hard to beat the more flavoursome take on French style Galettes and Crepes and L’Ami Malo in Artillery Passage, close to Liverpool Street Station, … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Newly opened Organic Health Spa

Organic Health Spa, 69 Old Street, EC1V 9AN - just at the top of Golden Lane - would like to welcome Barbican Life readers with 10% off all treatments (offer ends 30th September 2018). They offer … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

D&D to open new rooftop restaurant at 120 Fenchurch Street

D&D London has announced that it has signed an agreement with Generali Real Estate to launch a 9,257 sq ft restaurant on the 14th floor of new development, 120 Fenchurch Street. D&D, … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Encroachment and Solidarity

What gets the residents of the Barbican up in arms – or perhaps those of any other similar urban village?  In one word – Encroachment.  In the Barbican it is the constant sense of being in some kind … continue reading

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