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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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Finance

Planning ideas for the pandemic: some new, some not so new! When many of the marketing gurus made great play of this year being the year of “20 20 vision”, they somewhat overestimated the optimism … continue reading

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Afterthoughts

Kevin Kiernan has been rummaging around the Museum of London archives during lockdown and has found a Saxon script depicting events exactly 1600 years ago. 420 AD. It was a freezing cold Wodensday. … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Swings and Roundabouts

No, I’m not referencing the Barbican’s children’s play areas in the two gardens – one of which I can view out of my apartment windows - but the effects of the coronavirus on Barbican property prices.  … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Angler PLUS

There can be no doubt that Angler is one of our best local restaurants.  Merely a stagger away atop the South Place Hotel (a few steps along from HSBC Moorgate), Angler has dazzled with its Michelin … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

New Neighbourhood Policing

The City of London Police recently launched a new policing model, which includes dedicated officers for certain areas of the City, one of which includes the Barbican.  Tom Keating explains the … 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

Lockdown Landscaping

An Instagram discovery led us to Bruce (and Fi) Robertson in Willoughby House who finally had the time with lockdown to discover some impressively green fingers! Despite having lived in the … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Putting your belly on Lockdown

Barbican resident and owner of Short Eats gives her bitesize take on lockdown, life and food. There’s a lot going on right now, isn’t there? This Covid/lockdown/pandemic period has set into motion … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Looking Forward

Last December I fronted the magazine with the heading “2020 Vision” (ironically), but, despite everything 2020 has brought with it, at least we can close out the year with some of the more positive … continue reading

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