26 April 2019/ Area guides

Commercial property area guide: Barbican - London

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The Barbican area revolves around the world-famous performing arts venue known simply as The Barbican, set in a strikingly stark brutalist building erected after much of the area was destroyed in the Blitz. After a period of dereliction and deterioration, new life, business, industry and culture has flooded back into an area which, on the edge of The City to the east, and Covent Garden to the west, has become one of the most characterful and exciting parts of London.

Superbly well-connected, with two major overground stations in the immediate vicinity, unsurprisingly Barbican has attracted myriad businesses from all sectors. Every day thousands of commuters and visitors are drawn to the area by the plethora of shops, offices, restaurants and bars that have sprung up in Barbican in the past 20 years.

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  • Total buildings in area: 686
  • Largest unit available: 101,238 sq ft
  • Total available: 686
  • Average rent: £55 PSF

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  • Tube
  • Barbican (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan)
  • Farringdon (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan)
  • Trains
  • Farringdon (Thameslink)
  • Moorgate (Great Northern)
  • Airports
  • City Airport (30 minutes from Barbican Underground via Liverpool Street)
  • Gatwick Airport (1 hour from Farringdon Station)
  • Heathrow Airport (45 minutes from Barbican Underground via Paddington Station)


Offices to let


Retail units to let


Top places to grab a bite to eat


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Perfect meeting places


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Agents with most listings in area:


Instant Offices: 34

Colliers International: 21

Knight Frank: 16

BNP Paribas: 10

Savills: 10

Anton Page: 9

Jarvis Keller Stephens: 9


Iconic buildings on Realla


1 Finsbury Square

124 Aldersgate Street

1 Ropemaker Street

200 Aldersgate Street

One Bartholomew



Big offices and coworking space in area:


Nearby offices:

6-9 Bridgewater Square

Daunstey House

2 East Poultry Avenue


Nearby Coworking:

20 Farringdon Street

Salisbury House

20 Andrew Street




  • Home of the renowned Barbican Centre, a hub of art galleries, cinemas, performing arts spaces, theatre workshops, and a cluster of fantastic restaurants, cafes and meeting spaces
  • A secluded garden in Barbican, which became known as Postman’s Park thanks to its popularity as a rest space for workers of the nearby General Post Office, has a wall commemorating people who have died through acts of bravery
  • The three residential towers by the Barbican are named Cromwell, Shakespeare, and Lauderdale after Oliver Cromwell, William Shakespeare, and the Earl of Lauderdale


Neighbouring locations


  • Holborn
  • The City
  • Farringdon

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