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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47 Years On

It can be quite humbling attending a memorial service in St Giles Church, particularly for someone who had such a remarkable life as late Barbican resident Douglas Woodward who died late last year at … continue reading


The London Symphony Chorus

Barbican resident Liz Reeve tells us how she ended up joining the London Symphony Chorus and what is involved. When Liz Reeve moved into the Barbican 20 years ago, she cannot have realised how many … continue reading

Sir Thomas More – Martyr and Saint

The 19 Barbican residential blocks of apartments - soon to be 20 when Blake Tower is completed – are, with the exception of the Postern and Wallside - all named after historically significant persons … continue reading

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Frank Harris & Co


Uncertainty still reigns

It has become apparent from talking to our local Estate Agents that uncertainty about the potential for rises and falls in Barbican apartment purchase prices is continuing.  The froth has probably … continue reading

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Roman Cuisine in Central Street

It’s a funny place, the Old Street area. Part City, part not, part workspace, part residential, part definitely an area, part just passing through.  It’s unisex bathrooms and recherché music and … continue reading

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‘Magic Metropolis’

Karen Neale invites you to 'Magic Metropolis'. 'Magic Metropolis' brings together paintings, canvases, prints and published books from my ‘London in Landscape’ and 'A Fellow Traveller' sketchbooks, … continue reading


New Street Grill – More great food from D&D London

Set in an historic 18th Century warehouse near Liverpool Street, originally used by the East India Company, New Street Grill is a stylish contemporary restaurant, part of the D&D London restaurant … continue reading

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Bluebird wins city care contract

Bluebird Care Westminster awarded £1.6m City of London Corporation contract to deliver up to 16,000 hours of care annually  The City of London Corporation has appointed Bluebird Care … continue reading

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Japanese Afternoon Tea at Sosharu

  The desserts at Sosharu, Jason Atherton’s Japanese restaurant in Turnmill Street near Farringdon Station, have always been a highlight of Chef Alex Craciun's menu. Many a guest has made … continue reading

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