Local area guide

Living in Barbican

Thinking about moving to Barbican? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Barbican

Why Barbican is a good place to live

Living in Barbican sets you amidst an architectural wonderland. With its iconic Brutalist architecture and unique design, it's like taking a step back into a different time. Despite being in the heart of the bustling metropolis, Barbican offers a peaceful environment. It's dotted with public squares, under-pathway ponds, and highwalks that are just waiting to be explored. Not to mention, it provides easy access to public transportation with multiple nearby stations. Convenience and beauty combined, moving to Barbican is a chance to make a home in a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city's fast-paced life.

What's Barbican famous for?

Barbican is famous for its unique Brutalist architecture and the iconic Barbican Estate. It's also home to the Barbican Centre, Europe's largest performing arts centre that houses prestigious groups like the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Not only this, but Barbican also carries historical significance, housing remnants of the old London Wall and others that link to Roman Londinium.

Things to do in Barbican

There's an array of things to do in Barbican besides admiring the iconic Brutalist architecture. Visit the Barbican Centre to attend various performances, cultural exhibitions, and art events. You can also take a peaceful stroll around the state, exploring the lush Barbican Conservatory and the public squares. For history enthusiasts, the presence of important historical sites, such as parts of the old London wall, provides a chance to uncover some fascinating insights into the past.

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Properties currently for sale in Barbican

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Transport in Barbican

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Barbican.

Local connections

National Rail
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
St. Paul's
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Liverpool Street
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
0.4 miles / 0.6 km

Schools in Barbican

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Barbican.

Education in Barbican

City of London School for Girls
Ages: 7 - 18 years old
Prior Weston Primary School and Children's Centre
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Charterhouse Square School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
City of London Primary Academy, Islington
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2019)
The Lyceum
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
St Paul's Cathedral School
Ages: 4 - 13 years old

Local pubs in Barbican

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  • El Vino

    London EC2V

    Our hidden gem in Moorgate offers weary workers a refuge from the working day. Set over two floors, it is the perfect place to enjoy tapas, after-work cocktails and beers or a big get-together friends or colleagues.

  • Red Lion

    London EC2

    Traditional Victorian pub with sports viewing in Moorgate. Serving expertly-brewed real ales and classic British pub food in a family-friendly setting.

  • Trading House

    London EC2V

    Offering a soon-to-be world-famous selection of spiced-twist cocktails, a traditionally British G&T list, Champagne, wine, and a vast worldwide selection of craft beers, ales and cider.