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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

Insight Arts Review

Janet Wells’ takes us online for her quarterly review of the Arts, Gallery and Museum scene As we are in an extended period of Lockdown; I have been looking around to  see what major Art Galleries … continue reading

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Personal Finance

The New Normal In my last article I wrote about the pros and cons of about managing your own planning and investment strategy. I was aiming to return to the theme of inheritance tax planning and to … continue reading

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FLATWATCH

Dormant but Defiant?

There now seems to be little doubt that the uncertainties over Brexit, and the latest delay in it coming about or not, have been creating ongoing uncertainty that is dampening the overall London … continue reading

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BARBICAN RESTAURANT REVIEWS

A great new casual Barbican restaurant

Well it’s not technically within the Barbican Estate itself but lies almost directly beneath the new Barbican highwalk just behind Salters Hall, but the new Barbie Green bar/restaurant/coffee shop is … continue reading

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LATEST RESIDENT NEWS

Eating for Health

Edited by Stephanie Ross with content by Catherine Sharman, Nutritional therapist and Chef/Co-Founder Après Food Co Ltd, 72 St John Street, Farringdon, EC1M 4DT www.apresfood.com (online ordering … 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

Local Acupuncture Clinic

We've received an update from Fleur Clackson about a local multi-bed acupuncture clinic, where 3rd-year students, supervised by very experienced acupuncturists,  administer treatments. The clinic … continue reading

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Irish pub launch at Daffodil Mulligan basement

Celebrated Irish pub, Gibney’s of Malahide, will launch its first international site in London after opening in Dublin over 80 years ago in 1937. The pub, run by Tony Gibney and his sons will open on … continue reading

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BARBICANIA

Month of Sundays

Over lockdown, the City’s streets have been pleasantly pre-Big-Bang quiet but let’s enjoy this moment to contrast that with our newly energised Barbican Estate neighbourhood.  We are seeing and … continue reading

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