Living in Barbican

Historically related to a Roman defense bastion, today Barbican district in London turned into one of the highest regarded financial and artistic centres in the UK’s capital and worldwide. Dominated by the Barbican Estate, a colossal building, erected in the 70’s, the surrounding area is dedicated to cultural buildings. Barbican estate agents recommend the area for its commercial benefits; thus many buildings are modern and with a futuristic architecture, custom-built for offices. On its main venue, residential and commercial buildings are joining those who are dedicated to music, dance, film and art. The London Symphony Orchestra is hosted by one of the Barbican Complex buildings, along with the Museum of London. What makes it unique and therefore appreciated by estate agents in Barbican it is its concrete brutalist architectural style. Aesthetically pleasing, with green spots and artesian fountains, Barbican properties are high ranked by the Barbican estate agents office. Modern and contemporary building architecture are mixed-up with well-priced properties, valuable historically. In proximity, easy to reach, are Clerkenwell, London Bridge, Blackfriars, Shoreditch, Hoxton, the City and Spitalfields.

Sights & Attractions

The main point of attraction of the area is the Barbican complex, which includes several cultural and artistic institutions. Located inside the complex, the Museum of London shows evidence of past and present history, and a few samples of future possible. In the same Barbican Complex, Curve Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery and Barbican Conservatory are prestigious proves of English cultural spirit and architecture. It is noteworthy the remarkable Complex architecture, with modern influences. Must-see in the Barbican or nearby: Museum and Library of the Bank of England Museum, Order of St John, Millenium Bridge, the Monument, St Bartholomew the Great, Mansion House, Exmouth Market, St Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Miro, The Werkstatt, Temple Church, Rivington Place and Sadler’s Wells.

Squares & Gardens 

Barbican district is crossed by several important streets as Charterhouse Street, Fann Street, Britton Street, Whitecross Street, Brackley Street, Fortune Street and Clerkenwell Road. Commercially zoned squares- Charterhouse Square- is enriching the district architectural design. Thomas More Residents Garden it is a majestic green park built in the heart of a concrete district, which is a luxurious oasis of fresh air for neighborhood inhabitants. Erected as homage to Great Pestilence in 1371, the Charterhouse Precincts are a pentagonal garden true-lined that is stretched on over 5.25 hectares.

Universities & Colleges

London Metropolitan University, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Cass Business School and City University London are among prestigious on the area, being located in and nearby the Barbican Complex. Gresham College, European College of Business Management, United Medical Education College and the College of Central London are educational institutions that offer the best conditions for study.


At the primary level, prestigious schools of Prior Weston Primary School and Children’s Centre, the Charterhouse Square School, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, St Paul’s Cathedral School and City of London School for Girls. Additionally, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, St Paul’s Cathedral School and City of London School for Girls have the secondary level, as Central Foundation Boys’ School.


Great Ormond Street Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation is caring about local residents. Specialized in the treatment of neurological diseases, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery is serviced by medical specialists with high international reputation.

Well Connected

The area has many options in terms of transport: underground Stations-Moorgate, Farringdon, Monument, Barbican and St. Paul’s and railway stations of Blackfriars, Farringdon, Old Street and City Thameslink ensure development in the best conditions of public transport.


Primary Schools

  • The Charterhouse Square School
  • Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
  • Prior Weston Primary School and Children’s Centre
  • City of London School for Girls
  • St Paul’s Cathedral School

Secondary Schools

  • Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
  • Central Foundation Boys’ School
  • City of London School for Girls
  • St Paul’s Cathedral School
  • City of London School
  • Barbican – Curve Gallery
  • Barbican Art Gallery
  • Barbican Conservatory
  • Museum of London
  • St Bartholomew the Great
  • Museum and Library of the Order of St John
  • Bunhill Fields
  • Bank of England Museum
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Mansion House
  • The Werkstatt
  • Raven Row
  • Millenium Bridge
  • Victoria Miro
  • The Monument
  • Rivington Place
  • Iniva
  • Exmouth Market
  • Temple Church
  • Sadler’s Wells
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundatio
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Underground Stations

  • Barbican
  • Moorgate
  • St. Paul’s
  • Farringdon
  • Monument

Train Stations

  • Farringdon station
  • Old Street station
  • Blackfriars station/li>
  • City Thameslink station

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