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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INSIGHT Exhibition Review

Janet Wells’ quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene. Barbican Library Exhibitions Tamara Tolley: At Home in the Barbican – October Starts Wednesday 2nd October with a private … continue reading


100 Years of Bauhaus

We celebrate the 50th Birthday of the first Residents moving into our Estate this year - but this year Barnebys (the global auction house portal) highlights that it is also the centennial of the … continue reading

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Barbican Flatwatch Summer 2019 – 50 Years and Still Going Strong

It is interesting to look back over prices of Barbican properties in the 15 or so years we have been publishing Barbican Life.  In our first issue in a feature with the rather anodyne title of … continue reading

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Our own Half Cup has arrived

This is the second Half Cup in London.  The first, in Kings Cross, opened in 2014 and is very popular. I’ve popped in a couple of time when I’ve been waiting for a train because it is only a very … continue reading

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Where Light Falls at St Paul’s

Inspired by original poetry, cutting edge projections will illuminate this iconic landmark in honour of the men and women who risked their lives to save the Cathedral during WW2. Putting themselves in … continue reading


Have your cake and eat it

Aprés Food Co have been on the right hand side about half of the way up St John St for a couple of years now and I’m ashamed to say that we never even noticed them.  The place looks like a coffee … continue reading

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Save the date – Christmas Fair – Charterhouse – Nov 19

Bigger, better, bolder – this year’s Christmas Fair at the Charterhouse Save the date for this year’s splendid Christmas Fair at the Charterhouse, Tuesday 12th November – with over 50 stands of … continue reading

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South Place Hotel’s Gin Jungle co-operation with Tanqueray

The South Place Hotel has partnered with Tanqueray No.10 Gin, and has transformed its Secret Garden first floor bar into a Gin Jungle.from October 7th until the end of November when a new Christmas … continue reading

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Our third magazine each year is always in September and the celebration continues in this issue for the 50th birthday of the first Residents moving onto the Estate.  Thank you to everyone who sent us … continue reading

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