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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

New Era for the Charterhouse

Barbican residents should perhaps be well aware of the nearby historical and architectural gem which is the Charterhouse. It is now entering a new era with the appointment of its first female ‘Master’ … continue reading

RECENT ARTICLES

The Barbican Estate

Former Barbican resident, Stefi Orazi is marking the 50th Anniversary of the first residents moving into the estate, with a new book, due out in October, which is a comprehensive guide to the estate … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Flatwatch Autumn 2018 – Prices to Stabilise in 2019

  Of the local estate agents serving the Barbican and surrounding areas, Hurford Salvi Carr (HSC) always comes up with some interesting research on both the sales and lettings markets at … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

The Grill at Smiths – Steaking a claim

Smiths’ bar + café (ground floor), cocktail bar (1st), grill (2nd) and restaurant and terrace (3rd) have a busy but spacious home in a recently refurbished Grade II listed warehouse sprawling from 67 … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

The Borough Market Cookbook

‘When spring arrives, a new palette presents itself along with a burst of energy and optimism.’ – Ed Smith, The Borough Market Cookbook Learn what to cook and eat this spring with The Borough … continue reading

LONDON RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Helix/Iris – Searcy’s Gherkin flagship with great views

Our principal Barbican Centre restaurant (now Osteria) used to be, arguably, the original signature venue in Searcy’s portfolio of restaurants.  Their new Helix on level 39 of the Gherkin, coupled … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Mulled Wine Afternoon Tea at the Courthouse

Standing as one of London’s most iconic hotel experiences, Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch has become East London’s festive haven for cosying up for some Christmas spirit.  It is one of the most luxurious … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Secret Garden at South Place Hotel

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has hit cinemas and disco is the talk of the town this year. Channel your inner Grace Jones this festive season, and indulge in pure decadence and music of the era at the Studio … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

The Time is Nigh

Just over a year ago in a Barbicania article entitled Mortality and Succession (those with internet access can read this by entering the following link into their web browser - https://wp.me/p4Ev7N-Ww … continue reading

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