Scott City

        Like most of the Estate Agents specialising in Barbican properties, Scott City is working remotely during this period of virtual lockdown.  The Agency's phones are being diverted so the company remains able to conduct its business (but without in-person viewings) and can thus deal with any enquiries on properties for sale or rent in the Barbican and in other areas the Agency normally covers. Contact details: Email: Phone: 020 7600 0026 Website: … [Read more...]

LSO – Always Playing

A message from Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of London Symphony Orchestra There were a number of significant highlights during the first three months of 2020 with Sir Simon Rattle leading the LSO’s celebration of Beethoven 250 with a series of concert performances of Beethoven’s relatively unknown oratorio Christ at the Mount Olives. The Orchestra and the London Symphony Chorus gripped audiences in London, Paris and Germany with this revelatory piece. The LSO also mounted its first full Symphonic Gospel concert with over 400 gospel singers from community choirs joining the orchestra … [Read more...]

Frank Harris & Company

Hello, there, Residents!  This is just a heads-up from Frank Harris to let you know that they are available and working remotely. The Frank Harris & Company team in the Barbican are available to take your calls (or e-mails) regarding selling or letting your property. Though we are working remotely, our unrivalled experience means we can still give you a very accurate market appraisal of Barbican properties. Sales – please phone 020 7600 7000 Lettings- please phone 020 7601 1919 Or e-mail … [Read more...]

Charterhouse Physiotherapy Update

OPEN for consultations and remote treatments.  Telephone consultations and/or physio/pilates via video conferencing. Tel: 020 7606 2435 Email:   … [Read more...]

Centre for Music’s new funding

The City of London Corporation has now agreed to provide further funding for the next stage of development for the proposed Centre for Music. The Court of Common Council, the City Corporation’s top decision-making body, approved the release of £1.95m to commission continuing work on the proposals, including the funding model and technical studies to inform the site’s masterplan. The new world-class venue for performance and education, designed by New York-based architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, would be built on the site of the Museum of London, which will relocate to West … [Read more...]

Change at Barbican Dental

Dr. Shahin Boghani has recently taken over the Barbican Dental Practice at No.1 Wallside from Dr. Michael Fisher who has owned and managed the Practice for many years.  Dr Fisher will continue working there also and to enhance his excellent care, the Practice has added an array of additional services, including dental implants and specialist gum disease treatments. Dr Boghani is a periodontist and gum disease specialist. Barbican Dental has updated its website, which is designed to be more user friendly, and allows for appointments to be booked online. Based within the Barbican Estate … [Read more...]

The Lost Words: Spell Songs

Book now for Saturday 18th April 2020 2019 saw The Lost Words: Spell Songs, a musical companion piece to The Lost Words: A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris enjoy standing ovations at sell-out performances in major venues across the UK, including The Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank. Spell Songs was a highlight of The Hay International Literary Festival in May, and in August they were invited to perform at the BBC’s Lost Words Prom in the Royal Albert Hall. “… one of the most sublime evenings you will ever enjoy. The magic of these superstars onstage - the art, … [Read more...]

Syd’s coffee stall

The Museum of London has acquired Syd’s coffee stall as part of its London Collection when the store closed for business for the last time on 20 December, after over 100 years of service. A bastion for the East End, the stall has sat on Calvert Avenue, just off Shoreditch High Street, since 1919 and has passed down through three generations from Syd Tothill to the current owner, Jane Tothill, Syd’s granddaughter, who has been running it for over thirty years serving fresh filled rolls, coffee, and loose leaf tea. When it closed for business, Jane donated the coffee stall to the Museum of … [Read more...]

Book Now for ‘Awaking the Sleeping Giant’

Tuesday 31 March 2020 Bookings are now open for Friends of Barts Heritage's first event of the New Year, open to everyone, when Will Palin, the newly appointed chief executive of Barts Heritage, has gathered together key members of the elite team charged with the repair and conservation of the North Wing complex. The evening will include a welcome drink before expert speakers share the challenges, complexities and opportunities presented by this unique conservation project, and there will be the opportunity for networking afterwards. The price has been kept deliberately low, at just … [Read more...]

Open Mic Night

True Tales Open Mic Night They say everyone has a story to tell. Do you? Thursday 6th February 6.30-7.30pm Free! Share your 3-5 minute true story. Stories might be about memories we keep to ourselves, deeds we've done, or anything in between. Have a story to share? email or sign up in the library for your under 5-minute (2-4 pages A4) open-mic slot! Don’t want to tell your story yourself?  Their host can read your story for you, but please e-mail your story in advance. If you are not ready to tell your story yet —don’t worry just come and listen … [Read more...]