Located in the heart of London, Barbican is an ideal place for short and long term stays in the city. Serviced apartments Barbican offer stylish interiors, high speed Wi-Fi, a fully fitted kitchen, ample space and privacy. No matter the reason for visiting London, serviced accommodation is the only place to spend one’s nights. Offering plush interiors and an abundance of excellent locations in some of the most popular travel destinations in the world, serviced apartments from TheSqua.re are maintained to exacting standards in order to provide the comfort and convenience of a personal home away from home. Visitors are able to come and go as they please, running through their itinerary from the peace and quiet of a private travel hub. And as TheSqua.re meticulously selects each apartment for its desirable location, guests are sure never to be too far away from public transport hubs or local attractions.
Some of the best serviced apartments near Barbican include:
Offering private access facilities, fitted kitchen units, high-speed Wi-Fi, cleaning and concierge services, as well as a number of other luxury amenities, these spacious and stylish apartments are growing increasingly popular among travellers looking for short term and long term accommodation near Barbican. Whatever is on the agenda, business or pleasure, TheSqua.re guarantees restful and relaxing nights, with a unique human touch that will keep guests coming back time and time again.
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Located close to the beating heart of London, the area around Barbican offers excellent transport links throughout the wider city, making it the perfect destination for those looking for a quick commute into the capital’s commercial and financial quarters. Ideal for sole traders and intrepid start-ups, serviced apartments near Barbican are a great solution to business accommodation woes. Beautiful, bespoke living spaces, every one of these upmarket accommodation options is designed with its guests in mind. Furnished with fully-stocked kitchens, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs and much, much more, these apartments can help even the busiest business traveller unwind after a long day, allowing them to maximise productivity and profitability for the entirety of their trip.
Due to its excellent location in the centre of London, the Barbican area is also a much sought-after destination for those looking for that long-awaited leisure retreat. With all of London’s top sights and attractions right on its doorstep, this neighbourhood is a great choice for both families and solo travellers looking to escape for a few nights, no matter what is on the agenda. The cosy bedrooms allow guests to be well-rested for the next day, while the home cooking and entertainment facilities provide the option for quiet nights in whenever combing the many local bars and restaurants seems like more of a hassle. What’s not to like?
A popular residential estate to this day, accommodation within the Barbican itself is relatively easy to find, and there are also a number of notable neighbourhoods in the near vicinity that offer easy access to many of the top local sights and attractions. The City of London is a favoured destination among business travellers due to its location close to many significant commercial and financial institutions. Serviced apartments in Spitalfields meanwhile provides close proximity to many historic buildings and businesses, as well as the nightlife of Shoreditch and Hackney.
For the most part, London is pretty safe for tourists, especially when compared to other major capital cities, and the Barbican area is no exception. Even in the quieter areas though, residents are still advised to be aware of pickpockets, and it is not wise to leave any personal possessions unattended, as opportunistic thieves may operate within crowds.
Known primarily for its central arts venue, The Barbican Centre, the area known as Barbican is one of the largest developments in London, and is comprised primarily of the residential towers, the City of London School for Girls, the Museum of London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the YMCA building, and the centre itself. It does however benefit from a fascinating history, much in keeping with that of the city that surrounds it.
Here are some of our favourite facts about the Barbican area:
Though less expensive when compared to neighbouring parts of London, rental prices near Barbican can still be pretty high for most properties. The cost of an apartment can range anywhere from £700 to £2000+ per month, making serviced accommodation an increasingly viable option for longer term travellers, especially given the additional perks and benefits that TheSqua.re offers its guests.
Day to day activities range in price from the dear to the easily affordable. Medical costs will usually be far reduced thanks to the NHS, with residents normally needing to pay only for private healthcare treatments, cosmetic surgeries, or dental care. Weekly travel passes (for Zones 1-2) can run to upwards of £35, though there are discounts available for certain residents, while meals out can range from £15 for a meal for one to £75 for a three-course dinner for two. This latter can however be offset by the relatively inexpensive price of local groceries, with which travellers are able to prepare home-cooked meals in their fully equipped kitchens.
From paid day trips to fun freebies, there is plenty for visitors to see and do in the nearby Barbican area. Whatever the reason for visiting, these are just a few suggestions to help guests make the most out of their leisure time:
Q.What are the most popular things to do near Barbican?
Here are just a few of the many opportunities for entertainment and enjoyment to act as the cherry on top of any stay:
Q.What are some free things to do near Barbican?
Wanting to save some pennies on those day-to-day activities? Here are some great ways of passing the time near Barbican without breaking the bank:
Q.What are the most family-friendly things to do near Barbican?
For families with children, or simply the young at heart, there are a number of fun days out we would recommend:
Wondering how to spend that precious day off? Barbican and the surrounding area is home to a great range of enjoyable and interesting places to visit, from historic buildings to popular tourist attractions. Here are a few of our favourites:
Whatever is on the agenda, dining out is always an option in the Barbican area. The neighbourhood is well-stocked with a fantastic assortment of restaurants and eateries catering to all tastes, from traditional British pubs to Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine. Delicious!
Here are a few places to eat near Barbican we would recommend to any visitor:
Street food is also an option in the area, with the likes of FAB Thai and Boxpark providing plenty of take-away meal options. For a true street food dining experience however, visitors will want to look to the various pop up markets and stalls scattered throughout Central London, including favourites such as the Southbank Centre Food Market, Beboz, The Street Pig, Model Market, Street Food Union and Vauxhall Street Food Garden. A great dining experience no matter the season.
Offering a short commute to the most popular shopping destinations in the city, such as Oxford Street, Stratford Westfields and Covent Garden Market, residents of the Barbican area will be able to easily get out and find anything they need to buy, or even just window shop to their heart’s content. There are however plenty of high street chains and independent retailers close to home, providing a great selection of local gifts, groceries and fashion.
Here are just some of the best places to shop near Barbican:
Getting around London is a simple matter. The capital’s famous Underground system is world-famous, with 11 lines covering 270 stations. The Barbican area is served by several lines and stations, among them Barbican (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City), Moorgate (Northern, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City), St. Paul’s (Central) and Old Street (Northern, National Rail). These stations are arguably the most efficient ways of getting out and about, with Day Travelcards available to purchase (accepted through Zones 1-5) for around £20. Liverpool Street station is also a short walk away, offering transfers to Stansted Airport and regular train services into the wider country, so residents never need to feel bound by the big city.
Of course, there’s nothing more readily associated with London than its famous red buses. A great way of sightseeing while commuting, these red buses can be simply boarded with a Contactless Payment Card, Travelcard, or Oyster. Fares cost just £1.50 (£4.50 for a day of bus-only travel), and with 700 routes, including 52 night services, travellers can always be sure of getting back to their serviced apartment at any time day or night. Black taxis are another way of travelling around the city, and many of the cab drivers can also offer unique insights and local knowledge of the various areas. These can be a little pricy though, so make sure to use sparingly.
With a generally temperate climate across much of the UK, the weather can range from temperatures below freezing during winter, to hot and balmy heights of thirty and above in July and August. Weather patterns can be unpredictable however, and even on the brightest days, rain may still be just a cloud away, so longer-term visitors are advised packing for all outcomes, just in case. September is usually a good time to visit London and the Barbican area, as this month offers comfortably warm days and cooler evenings, enabling travellers to get out and about whenever they choose and make the most out of that long-awaited stay.