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.



Homelessness is Happening, StreetSmart Helps

Anyone on a night out in London knows that homelessness is a very real, a very now problem. As well as exciting new restaurants and bars opening up every week, there are noticeably far too many souls … continue reading

City Christmas Fair

City Christmas Fair (in aid of Wellbeing of Women) 5 Dec

City Christmas Fair (in aid of Wellbeing of Women) Held every year in the heart of the City of London and opened by the Lady Mayoress, this well-established fair is a highlight of the City’s … continue reading

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Rattle’s Folly – Response from Sir Nicholas Kenyon

A response from Sir Nicholas Kenyon, The Barbican Arts Centre’s Managing Director, to the last issue’s guest editorial by Douglas Woodward regarding the plan to construct a new concert hall on the … continue reading


Our Concrete Utopia

It is always interesting to see how the Barbican is viewed by outsiders in terms of both architecture and as a living space.  The following article was first published in the September edition of N … continue reading

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Frank Harris & Co



Barbican sales hangover but lettings positive

FLATWATCH - CHRISTMAS 2016 The property market still seems to be suffering a hangover from the aftermath of June’s Brexit vote, but to an extent the fallout has been mixed.  The sharp fall in the … continue reading

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Davy’s angers and mash with Madeira gravy and homemade onion rings £12.50/£13.95

Our City Boot is Back!

It seems like only last month that we had the closing down week at the old City Boot on Moorfields.  All is well, though, because our City Boot has been reincarnated on the Highwalk between the Museum … continue reading

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Health and Efficiency

Perhaps it takes a medical emergency to get to realise how good our local National Health Service hospitals and ambulance service can actually perform if needed.  Well perhaps not necessarily a major … continue reading



London Steakhouse Co. City

London Steakhouse Co is discretely tucked away around the corner from Dirty Dicks pub on Bishopsgate.  We tubed to Liverpool St. from the Barbican because I had a lazy partner in tow, but it’s not too … continue reading

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New Indian restaurant for the Barbican

Barbican Tandoori – the Indian restaurant under the Barbican Turret in Aldersgate Street - is no more, but the space has been refurbished and been replaced by another restaurant serving food from the … continue reading

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