Welcome to my website about the Barbican Estate. I have been working on it for nearly 20 years and it is a bit of a labour of love.

La Dame aux Camélias

Thank heavens for imaginative creative people. I came home from Waitrose and found this lady, Milanda, decorating all the horrible grills in the tunnel with flowers made from pink tissue. Why? Well, she had it spare and needed something to do with it … so obviously the only answer was to brighten up our gloomy tunnel. I wonder how long it will be before some miserable jobsworth removes them all – but I hope not.

A new fruit stall in Whitecross Street

Lovely fresh stuff. Don’t even think of stopping at Waitrose with their tasteless thawed-out fruit. The stall is usually open Tuesdays to Fridays. It is at the junction with Roscoe Street.

Great new cocktail bar and restaurant

‘The Long Lane’ next to the ever-reliable Apulia, opposite Smithfield Market. (Where Ask For Janice used to be) It opened in May 2022  I have tried it and it is well worth a visit.

Whitecross Street

If you live in the Barbican estate already, please also check out my website on Whitecross Street. Eat well inexpensively, and help local businesses to get back on their feet.