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Distinguished architecture perfectly placed for the City

"The commanding architecture at the heart of London's busiest financial district certainly leaves a lasting impression."

Adrian Jarockyj

"Walking along Great Eastern Street, it is clear to see this area's artistic past and present."

Andrew Phillips

"In all corners of Shoreditch there's plenty of street art that really adds character to the area."

Andrew Phillips

What is your favourite place?

Where do Barbican locals go?

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

Every sport on multiple wide screens and great burgers. The champagne cocktails are to die for!

The Grill on the Market

Steak, cocktails and very good fajitas... If you're a member you can even get 50% of food and 2-4-1 drinks!


Amazing food! The service is fantastic and the steak and salmon are out of this world...

Ozone Coffee Roasters

Proper coffee in warehouse-style surroundings and food too, served from breakfast through to dinner.

Duck & Waffle

This restaurant in The Heron is a great way to start the day and there's not a bad view either... Breakfast is a must!!

Finsbury Avenue Square Market

Every other Tuesday there is a wonderful artisan market with everything from cheese and wine stalls, haggis toasties and Japanese food, to the more standard but delicious cakes, cookies and doughnuts!

The Barbican Exhibition Centre

A quirky but intimate spot for live plays and music events. Home of London Symphony Orchestra!

The Museum of the Order of St John Cloister Garden

A wonderful quiet garden for people in the know and ideal to sit in on a summer's day. Make sure you also take time to find the entrance to the original crypt, a wonderfully thematic space with tombs dating back hundreds of years.

Ibérica Farringdon

A great spot for tapas right by Farringdon Station, with good value, super tasty food and a buzzy atmosphere.


Quirky interiors and crazy cocktails, this restaurant-cum-club is great for a number of different occasions.

Workshop Coffee Co.

Great coffee and even better banana bread!

The Royal Exchange

A great place to pick up jewellery for a loved one while having lunch or afternoon tea.


Owned and operated by Japanese ladies, this gem on Cowcross Street opposite Farringdon Station offers quite simply the best selection of sushi and other Japanese food this side of Kyoto!

St Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most famous landmarks with a beautiful, ornate interior and regular tours.

The Slaughtered Lamb

Great atmosphere, live bands, excellent wine! Sometimes you see the cast of Eastenders and Ed Sheeran in here.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of City, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Islington, Aldgate, Hoxton, Southwark, Holborn and Borough

What do you love about Barbican?

Why do you find Barbican a great place to live?

Local resident

"Stunning views, an oasis of calm and culture within walking distance to most of the City."

September 2012


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"Great St Bart's is a church on West Smithfield and was used in the filming of a number of well known films, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Robert Downey-Jr's Sherlock and The Other Boleyn Girl."

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Child-friendly activities near Barbican

Mini Moles babies group

Museum of London Shop
Learn, play and explore together. Website


Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Gymnastics is one of the most popular junior activities; spaces are in demand as this activity helps children develop physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and balance. Our classes and sessions are a great balance of structured learning and relaxed enjoyment, based around the British Gymnastic Association award scheme. Sessions run: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 (5 - 7years) Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 (8 - 12 years) Website

Short Tennis

Golden Lane Sport & Fitness
Our popular Junior Tennis sessions are based on the Spanish system called "Street tennis" and are run by qualified LTA coaches. This runs at Golden Lane Sport and Fitness for ages 5-8 years. Tennis helps develop speed, leg strength, body coordination, agility and balance at a physical level as well as discipline, sportsmanship and competition at a mental level. Website

Water Babies

Golden Lane Campus
Aims to give you and your baby the confidence in water and will take your baby all the way from their first splashes in the pool to swimming all by themselves. Website

Little Moles toddlers group

Museum of London Shop
This is a fun session for children who are walking-5 years and their carers and involves hands-on creative activities, exploring the galleries, songs, stories and refreshments. Website

Finsbury Judo Club

insbury Leisure Centre
Having coached Judo to Juniors over the past 30 years. I have found that there are very different approaches to how we can get the message from Professor Kano across to our young Judoka. Kano's view of Judo was quite clear. It was to be a good source of fitness, fun and discipline, rolled into a sport which could be enjoyed safely for all ages. With it roots in Ju-Jit-Su or ( Ju-Jut-Su) as a fighting Art, we find an easy cross over into Kano's Judo. Website
  1. About Barbican

    Barbican is a vibrant area situated in the City of London. It is a home to several London city landmarks including the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and others. The area is rich with architectural monuments and history going back to the times of the Roman arrival to the London area. There area is well connected to the city with Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Farringdon and St.Paul's stations being only a stone's throw away. Barbican and its surrounding neighbourhoods of Islington, Clerkenwell, St Paul's, Liverpool Street and the City all offer a wide range of amenities with shopping high streets, street markets, cinemas and much more.

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