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Distinguished architecture perfectly placed for the City

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

Andrew Phillips

"There are some fantastic restaurants next to London Liverpool Street perfect for a quick bite to eat at lunch or before a long journey."

Andrew Phillips

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

Adrian Jarockyj

What is your favourite place?

Where do Barbican locals go?

The Barbican Exhibition Centre

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

Ibérica Farringdon

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

Trapeze

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

Foxlow

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

Mugen

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!

Sports Bar & Grill, Farringdon

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

The Royal Exchange

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

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!

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!!

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.

Ozone Coffee Roasters

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

Workshop Coffee Co.

Great coffee and even better banana bread!

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!

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?

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"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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  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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