Enjoy culture on your doorstep with a home in the Barbican estate
If the idea of having one of London’s cultural hubs on your doorstep appeals, a flat in Speed House is the dream. Completed in 1969, this was the first Barbican terrace block built and it backs on to leading performing arts venue the Barbican Centre.
A highly sought-after Type 20 flat is for sale at £850,000. Designed by modernist mavericks Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, many of the original features remain. The new owners will never be short of entertainment. Some of the Barbican Centre’s current attractions are the Pop Art Design exhibition and screenings of the Oscar-tipped film Philomena starring Judi Dench, plus nightly concerts in the upcoming London Jazz Festival.
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