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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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The Culture Mile, Beech Street and the RSC

Went to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest – a quite remarkable staging.  The special effects were awe inspiring and was pleased to hear a week or two earlier that the RSC was being … continue reading

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The Culture Mile

How the City sees its cultural centre growing over the next decade The Barbican Centre, with its Theatres, Galleries, Cinema and Library, is arguably the most significant cultural centre in … continue reading

First residents move in to Blake Tower

Named after the poet, artist and mystic William Blake, who is buried in nearby Bunhill Fields, and not the Marvel Comics lawyer for the righteous of the same name, Blake Tower, is, as readers of … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

SDLT impacting top end properties

In the last issue of Barbican Life we commented that the Barbican sales and lettings market was getting back to normal given all the uncertainty ahead of the June general election, the start of Brexit … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Rabezzana revisited

We last reviewed Enoteca Rabezzana on Long Lane a little over 2 years ago (See Enoteca Buonissima) but were tempted back with the news that the Wine Bar/Restaurant was now under new management with a … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Barbican Life’s printer wins top print award for third consecutive year

A couple of years after we started Barbican Life our then printer – the excellent Friary Press in Dorchester - went out of business in the hugely competitive magazine print sector and Buxton Press … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Eating on the Ned’s rooftop

The brand new Ned hotel, which has been opened in the old Grade 1 listed Midland Bank HQ building and which occupies a big area opposite the Bank of England between Princes Street and Poultry, has no … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Barts Health NHS Trust – taking the Emergency Department to patients

  Key points   ·        Emergency patients saved a trip to hospital with new seven-day service ·        Physician Response Unit staffed by emergency doctors and an ambulance crew will carry … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

The Allegory opens under new Amazon London HQ

Time was when Worship Street was probably just outside the fringes of the City of London proper and was where the light industrial sector of this part of London began, but now it has changed … continue reading

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