Is Barbican made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London, England, and the largest of its kind in Europe. The centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It also houses a library, three restaurants, and a conservatory. The Barbican Centre is a member of the Global Cultural Districts Network. “

In Barbican, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Barbican? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Barbican to help you decide to move in there.

Are the restaurants in Barbican any good?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Barbican, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Blackfriars (Fleet Street) hotel 1-2 Dorset Rise, London 4.3 2413
Malmaison London 18-21 Charterhouse Square, London 4.3 904
Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars 19 New Bridge Street, London 4.3 1240
Goodman City 11 Old Jewry, London 4.3 1259
The Jugged Hare 49 Chiswell Street, London 4.3 2061
Hawksmoor Guildhall 10 Basinghall Street, London 4.3 2561
St. JOHN Restaurant 26 Saint John Street, London 4.3 2255
1 Lombard Street Bar & Restaurant Bank 1 Lombard Street, London 4.3 1014
Le Relais de Venise l’Entrecôte 5 Throgmorton Street, London 4.3 1806
The Anthologist 58 Gresham Street, London 4.3 1723
Club Gascon – French Michelin Starred Restaurant 57 West Smithfield, London 4.3 429
Madison Rooftop Terrace One, New Change, London 4.3 8885
Mint Leaf London Bank, 12 Angel Court, London 4.3 865
Old Red Cow 71 Long Lane, London 4.3 984
Tinseltown 44-46 Saint John Street, London 4.3 1786
Core Bar 10-15 Queen Street, London 4.3 1013
Manicomio City Restaurant 6 Gutter Lane, London 4.3 399
Ping Pong Bow Bells House Bow Bells House, 1 Bread Street, London 4.3 828
Taberna Etrusca 9-11 Bow Churchyard, London 4.3 286
Simpson’s Tavern 38 1/2 Cornhill, London 4.3 344

Pubs in the region

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Barbican has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Barbican.

Pub name Name Address Description
Wood Street 53 Fore Street Barbican EC2Y 5EJ EX Charrington became a Greene King pub in 1993,then a free house. This independent hidden gem, open on weekdays, is tucked away at the south edge of the Barbican complex at the north end of Wood Street. The modern interior is light and airy. A downstairs bar has two pool tables, two dart boards and a separate poker room. The wood paneled main bar has plentiful varied seating. Observe the Barbican water feature ponds from the rear windows. Burgers and bites are available lunchtimes and evenings. Dark beers feature on rotation. Barbican rules mean you cannot drink outside unless you are eating.

Galleries and Museums

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Barbican, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Museum of London 150 London Wall, London N/A N/A
Museum of the Order of Saint John St John’s Gate, 26 Saint John’s Lane, London 4.6 485
The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London 4.6 550
Bank of England Museum Bartholomew Lane, London 4.4 1627
Dr Johnson’s House 17 Gough Square, London 4.4 285
Armourers’ Hall 81 Coleman Street, London 4.7 89
Guildhall Art Gallery Guildhall Yard, London 4.6 1400
London’s Roman Amphitheatre Guildhall Yard, London 4.6 338
The British Red Cross Society 44 Moorfields, London 4 7
St John Priory Church Saint John’s Square, London 4.7 76
Museum of Methodism 49 City Road, London 4.7 85
London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE 12 Walbrook, London 4.5 2615
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum NB this is NOT Barts Pathology Museum, North Wing, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London 4.5 82
NLA – the London Centre 3 Aldermanbury, London 4.6 105
Roman Fort Ruins Viewing Walkway Noble Street, Oat Lane, London 5 3
Barts Heritage St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London 4.7 7
Oldest London Plane Tree In London 130 Wood Street, London 5 3
Honourable Artillery Company Museum Armoury House, City Road, London 4.7 95
HEL MORT® 65 London Wall, London N/A N/A
Budapest Services 4 Helmet Row, London 4 2

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Barbican would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Barbican and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waitrose & Partners 402 North End Road, London 4.3 704
Sainsbury’s Local 582 Fulham Road, London 2.9 43
Little Waitrose & Partners 8 Heathman’s Road, London 4.4 277
Whole Foods Market 2-6 Fulham Broadway, London 4.4 1056
Tesco Express 700-702 Fulham Road, London 3.2 47
Poundland 314-318 North End Road, London 4.2 939
Sainsbury’s Local 917-921 Fulham Road, London 3.4 42
Planet plenty Food & Wine 123-125 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London 3.6 45
Tesco Esso Express 601 King’s Road, London 3.4 31
Tesco Express 280-284 Munster Road, London 3.2 37
Sainsbury’s Fulham Broadway Centre, Retail Centre, London 3.8 401
Sainsbury’s Local 132 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London 3.8 103
Tesco Express 335-337 Fulham Palace Road, London 2.9 54
Tesco Express 21 Sherbrooke Road, London 2.9 48
Londis 306 Munster Road, London 3.9 8
Iceland Supermarket London 290/302 North End Road, London 4.2 601
Nisa Local 105a, 107 Dawes Road, London 4.1 96
Tipaza 2 Supermarket 441 North End Road, London 4.4 15
Floritta Flowers 91A Moore Park Road, London 4.8 122
Fin + Bone 303 New Kings Road, London 4.6 49

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Barbican

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Barbican easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
PureGym London Wall 48 London Wall, London 4.3 316
Virgin Active 33 Bunhill Row, London 4.3 462
Golden Lane Sport & Fitness Fann Street, Fane Lane, London 4.3 126
Virgin Active 5 Old Broad Street, London 4.3 128
Virgin Active 200 Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 514
Virgin Active One Exchange Place, London 4.3 121
Gymbox Bank 71 Lombard Street, London 4.3 463
Gymbox Farringdon 12a Leather Lane, London 4.3 663
Finsbury Leisure Centre Norman Street, London 4.3 418
Fitness First 95 Queen Victoria Street, London 4.3 202
City Athletic Moorgate 7-11 Moorgate, London 4.3 119
Fight City Gym – Moorgate Lower Ground, 15 Worship Street, London 4.3 100
Inglorious Grapplers Eight Members Club, 1 Dysart Street, London 4.3 34
Ultimate Performance Personal Trainers London City 44 – 48 Paul Street, London 4.3 640
PureGym London Farringdon 122 Clerkenwell Road, London 4.3 237
Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre 13-15 Blomfield Street, London 4.3 4
Square Mile Fitness Basildon House, 7-11 Moorgate, London 4.3 20
PureGym 20 Little Britain, London 4.3 240
Digme Fitness Moorgate Moor Place (via Moor Lane), 1 Fore Street, London 4.3 122
Fitness to Practice London 4.3 N/A

What type of green space is there in Barbican?

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Barbican in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Postman’s Park King Edward Street, London 4.6 1142
Girdlers Gardens 1 Basinghall Avenue, London 5 2
HAC Grounds The Honourable Artillery Company, City Road, London 4.8 65
St Mary Staining Oat Lane, London 4.5 4
Smithfield Rotunda Garden West Smithfield, London 4.2 103
Coleman Street Garden Basinghall Avenue, London 5 1
Carter Lane Gardens Saint Paul’s Churchyard, London 4.4 101
St Luke’s Garden, Islington 40 Mitchell Street, London 4.3 195
Festival Gardens Saint Paul’s Churchyard, London 4.6 183
St Pancras Church Garden Pancras Lane, London 4.6 9
Cleary Garden Queen Victoria Street, London 4.4 99
Amvico 6-8 Bonhill Street, London 5 6
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace Venue 78 Bishopsgate, London 4.7 228
The Garden Designer The Garden Designer Ltd. White Collar Factory, 1 Old Street Yard, London N/A N/A
Whittington Gardens London 4.3 95
Barbican Conservatory Silk Street, London 4.6 708
Landspace Design F9, Peabody Estate, Farringdon Lane, London 5 39
Finsbury Square Garden Bar Finsbury Square, London 4.3 1042
Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden King Edward Street, London 4.6 184
Saint Mary Aldermanbury Garden Love Lane, London 4.4 83

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Barbican?

Barbican is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Barbican event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Barbican and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Barbican.

In Barbican, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Barbican name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations within the region of Barbican

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Barbican entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Liverpool Street Liverpool Street, London 4.3 2641
Moorgate Moorgate, London 3.9 142
Farringdon Farringdon Station, Cowcross Street, London 4.3 363
Blackfriars 179 Queen Victoria Street, London 4.5 440
Liverpool Street Underground Station Underground Ltd, Central, Liverpool Street, London 4.2 330
Cannon Street Station Greater, Cannon Street, London 4.2 119
Cannon Street Underground Station Underground Ltd, Cannon Street, London 4.3 94
Barbican Underground Ltd, Aldersgate Street, London 4.3 104
St. Paul’s Cheapside, London 4.5 224
Mansion House Underground Ltd Station, Mansion House, 38 Cannon Street, London 4.1 58
Bank Station Underground Ltd, Bank/Monument Complex, Princes Street, London 3.8 484
Old Street London 3.9 375
Blackfriars Underground Ltd, Blackfriars Road, London 4.4 131
Liverpool Street Underground Station Underground Ltd, Central, Liverpool Street, London 4.2 330

Schools around Barbican

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Barbican.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
City of London School for Girls Barbican,St Giles Terrace, Wood Street, London 4 40
City of London School 107 Queen Victoria Street, London 4.4 93
Dallington School 8 Dallington Street, London 3.9 7
St Paul’s Cathedral School 2 New Change, London 4.4 45
Central Foundation Boys’ School Central Foundation Boys Schoo, Cowper Street, London 3.4 32
Fx Training Zone 88 Wood Street, London N/A N/A
Alpha Japanese School in London 107 Charterhouse Street, London N/A N/A
Guitar Tuition Quaker Court, 53 Banner Street, London N/A N/A
Barbican Playgroup Level 01 & 02, Andrewes House, Barbican, London N/A N/A
Guildhall School of Music & Drama Silk Street, London 4.6 303
Alan d Hairdressing Education 1 Hayne Street, London 4.4 72
Guildhall School of Music and Drama – Milton Court 1 Milton Street, London 4.9 30
Old Anatomy Building London N/A N/A
Richard Cloudesley School 101 Whitecross Street, London N/A N/A
Nuffield Health Moorgate Fitness & Wellbeing Gym 1 Ropemaker Street, London 3.5 70
Brighter Voice 114 London Wall, London N/A N/A
Arbor Education 105 Bunhill Row, London 3.3 7
Harley Reed (International) 104 Old Street, London 4 1
RusWords Language School 29 Throgmorton Street, London N/A N/A
PopUp College Costa Coffee, 6 Copthall Avenue, London N/A N/A

Post offices in Barbican

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Barbican can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Farringdon Road Post Office 39-41 Farringdon Road, London 3.3 259
Old Street Post Office 185-187 Old Street, London 3 135
Moorgate Post Office 45 London Wall, London 2.9 426
Penfold post box London 4 2
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox City of London, London 0 0
Postbox 132 Queen Victoria Street, London 5 5
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 11 Hatton Garden, London 0 0
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox London 0 0
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox Castle House, Spektrix, 37- 45 Paul Street, London 0 0
Central Street Post Office 129 Central Street, London 3.4 78
Sun post office 131-133 Central Street, London 3 2

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Barbican

Barbican has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
School of Health Sciences Queen Elizabeth II Wing, 2 Raymond Buildings, London N/A N/A
St Bartholomew’s Hospital West Smithfield, London 4.1 403
City Road Medical Centre City Approach, 190 -196 City Road, London 2.5 104
HCA UK City of London – 31 Old Broad Street 31 Old Broad Street, London 4 23
Ramsay Health Care UK Level 18, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London 3 11
Japan Green Medical Centre 10 Throgmorton Avenue, London 3.2 25
Stark Meditrip 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Mobimedicals 145, 157 Saint John Street, London N/A N/A
Dr Catherine Sykes 1 Snow Hill, London 5 2
Roodlane Medical part of HCA Healthcare UK – Great Winchester Street Clinic 21 Great Winchester Street, London N/A N/A
Jaheed Khan, Consultant Eye Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, 9 Bath Street, London 4.8 29
PALM Medical Centre 25 Liverpool Street, London N/A N/A
Dr K Coleman – City Road Medical Centre 190 City Road, London N/A N/A
London Doctors Clinic Private GP 27 Queen Street Place, London 4.4 54
Body Shaping Clinic Ely Place, London N/A N/A
Amco Capital House, 85 King William Street, London N/A N/A
Roodlane Medical part of HCA Healthcare UK – Bank Clinic 80 Cheapside, London 2.6 12
Nuffield Health Barbican Medical Centre 100 Aldersgate Street, Barbican, London 5 1
London Doctors Clinic Private GP 131 Aldersgate Street, London 5 1
Heal 1 Fore Street, Moor Lane, London N/A N/A

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Tell us what you think of Barbican

It would be great to hear what you think about Barbican. Especially if you live there or have lived there in the past. Your opinion could really help as other people moving in could read this article and I’d also helps us understand you. So, we’d love your opinion of Barbican below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Barbican? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Covent Garden See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here
Chinatown See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Aldwych See the guide here
Aldgate See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
Royal Exchange See the guide here
St Paul’s See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Bank of England See the guide here
Brompton See the guide here
Shadwell See the guide here
Whitechapel See the guide here
Soho Square See the guide here
Fetter Lane See the guide here
Bishopsgate See the guide here
New Oxford Street See the guide here
Liverpool Street See the guide here
St Bartholomew’s Hospital See the guide here
High Holborn See the guide here
Broadgate See the guide here
Spitalfields See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Hatton Garden See the guide here
Finsbury See the guide here
Finsbury (west) See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Farringdon See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
Stepney See the guide here
Shoreditch See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
St Luke’s See the guide here
Finsbury Estate See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Clerkenwell See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
Hoxton See the guide here
Cambridge Heath See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Haggerston See the guide here
De Beauvoir Town See the guide here
Islington See the guide here
Barnsbury See the guide here
Canonbury See the guide here
Dalston See the guide here
Highbury Fields See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Wapping See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Tower of London See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Tower Hill See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Billingsgate See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Covent Garden See the guide here
Portsoken See the guide here

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