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Barbican Area Guide

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Getting Around Barbican 

Tube Stations near Barbican  

St Paul’s, Farringdon, Moorgate, Bank  

Nearby Airports  

London Heathrow, London City, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton  


Train Lines 

Overground, South Western Railway, Thames Link  

Bus Stations  

Barbican Station, Little Britain, London Wall, Goswell Road, St Bartholomew’s Hospital  

With approximately 6000 residents calling the streets of Barbican home, the 2000 properties make it the largest residential area in the capital. Although many of those looking to rent in Barbican may be familiar with the Barbican Estate, the area has seen small townhouses and apartments flourish in recent years. Many attribute the lasting appeal of renting in Barbican to the central location, giving many residents the full experience of London life right from their very own doorstep.  

Local Life in Barbican 


One New Change  

Offers customers the choice of hundreds of premier retailers, the one new change is 560,000 square feet of leading brands and foot outlets, completed by a rooftop bar and restaurant.  

Broadgate Circle  

Boasting 19 million visitors each year, Broadgate circle hosts over 100 events per Anum. Conveniently situated close to Liverpool Street Station, the circle offers three floors of boutique fashion, shopping and dining.  



With many describing the restaurant as perhaps the best place to get Japanese cuisine in all of London, Barbican’s Mugen offers freshly prepared sushi alongside other oriental delicacies, all as equally authentic as they are delicious.  

Chiswell Street Dining Rooms  

Offering luxury and a boutique dining experience within historic surroundings, the Chiswell Street Dining Rooms brings elance and class to every facet of the fine dining experience they offer. The establishment offers diners multiple menus to choose from, all comprising fresh, locally sourced produce; complemented by their comprehensive wine list and selection of spirits.  

Open Spaces 

Postman’s park 

Taking its moniker from the number of postal workers that would take the time to enjoy their lunch amongst the greenery, Postmans Park may be far from one of the capital’s largest green spaces but is certainly a beautiful hidden retreat.

Barbican conservatory  

Hailed as one of London’s most serene surroundings, nestled within the Barbican complex is the conservatory of the same name. First opened in 1984 the Barbican Conservatory is home to well over 2000 species of plants spanning across the terraces, with guided tours, occasional events and a coffee bar all being on offer to patrons.  

Arts and Entertainment

The barbican public library  

Found on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, the public library also houses a music library and a children’s library, with the shelves housing a vast collection of books, spoken word recordings, CD’s and DVD’s.  

The museum of London  

The Museum of London guides its visitors through the journey of London’s birth, seeing its growth from its humble beginnings to the present day. Alongside presenting the city’s rich history, the museum also has a comprehensive selection of other exhibits that are frequently updated.


Gyms and Fitness 

Barbican Fitness and Wellbeing Centre  

Found in the heart of Barbican, the fitness and wellbeing centre boasts state of the art facilities alongside a heated 25 indoor pool, and spa. The centre also provides onsite physiotherapy, a travel clinic, private GP and emotional wellbeing services.  

Rena London St. Pauls

Providing its members with a wide range of holistic therapy, spa treatment and beauty treatment options, Rena is steeped in luxury and ambience. Facilities comprise a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, 18-meter swimming pool, Turkish Bath, Tepidarium, Laconicum and sun lounge.  


Piano Smithfield  

Pianos Smithfield regularly hosts live music events alongside some of the universally regarded best cocktails in London. Tuesdays see jazz bands take to the stage, accompanied by the bar’s extensive selection of wines, champaigns and spirits.

Neo Barbican 

Neo Barbican cocktail bar is dripping in sleek, contemporary stylings; with some of the finest premium beers, cocktails and world-class spirits to match. Neo’s reputation is unblemished, making a must-visit spot no-mater the occasion.  

Local Authority 

Barbican falls under the City of London authority.

Band   Inner Temple   Middle Temple  City of London  (Excluding Temples) 
A  699.62  699.62  699.62 
B  816.23  816.23  816.23 
C  932.83  932.83  932.83 
D  1049.44  1049.44  1049.44 
E  1282.65  1282.65  1282.65 
F  1515.86  1515.86  1515.86 
G  1749.06  1749.06  1749.06 
H  2098.88  2098.88  2098.88 

Fun fact about Barbican 

When opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1982 the monarch hailed the building as “one of the modern wonders of the world.”