Barbican Life is the magazine for London’s premier ‘urban village’. Not only are copies delivered to ALL the Barbican’s 4-5,000 residents in more than 2,000 apartments, but also a substantial number of additional copies are available to Estate Agents specialising in sales of Barbican properties. These will be made available to new and prospective purchasers to give them an idea of what it is like to live in the City of London’s prime residential and cultural complex, increasing the overall circulation. Copies are also mailed to all absentee landlords and are available in the Barbican and Guildhall Libraries. Circulation is around 2,700 copies to one of the United Kingdom’s largest concentrations of high earning residences.

As a guide to value of advertising in the magazine, over half the companies which placed advertising in the very first edition of Barbican Life in March 2004, have advertised in EVERY SINGLE ISSUE SINCE and most of our current advertisers have been with us for multiple issues too.

Barbican Life is a high quality, A4 glossy publication, produced professionally and published quarterly. For advertisers, Barbican Life is a prime marketing resource for goods and services due to the huge buying power of residents in the complex. Editorial articles focus on the unique lifestyle of Barbican residents and the facilities and associations available within the complex and in the surrounding area, as well as more general articles written by local authors.


Size Type areas (Depth x width – mm) Price 1x Price 4x
Per Issue Per Issue
Double page* 297 x 420 £1,455 £1,317
+4mm bleed all round
Full page* 297 x 210 £821 £788
+4mm bleed all round
Half page 124 x 183 or 276 x 86 £474 £441
One third page 276 x 57 or 124 x 118 £331 £303
Quarter page 124 x 86 £243 £215
One sixth page 124 x 57 £187 £165
One eighth page  60 x 86 £105 £99
Special positions:
Back Cover* 297 x 210 (bleed only) £915
+4mm bleed all round
Inside Front Cover* 297 x 210 (bleed only) £910
+4mm bleed all round
Inside Back Cover* 297 x 210 (bleed only) £843
4mm bleed all round

*Bleed advertisement sizes: DPS: 307 x 430. Page: 307 x 220

All above prices include colour. No agency commission payable.  Agencies should gross up rates to clients accordingly.

Advertisement specifications: 300 dpi cmyk pdf files required. Magazine Trim size is 297 mm high x 210 mm wide. the bleed size is  307 x 220.

Loose Inserts – £496


Boxed advertisements (80mm deep x 57mm wide) – £61. Double box (80mm deep x 120 mm wide) – £105 Lineage advertisements £4.40 per line or part line (approximately 6 words per line). [Up to twelve lines (around 80 words) free to members of the Barbican Association.]  Paid classified advertisements only accepted with prepayment.

Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Listings; Restaurant/Bar/Pub Listings: Quarter page horizontal ad. Spec: 60mm deep x 184mm wide. Accommodates an illustration/photo and about 100 words. The listings will be placed within or adjacent to the relevant Health feature or Restaurant/Bar news & reviews. £105,  This is fantastic value at less than half the price of a current quarter page display advertisement and would be perfect for any special promotions, or to just regularly keep your establishment in the consciousness of readers.  Text may be altered for each issue to highlight any changes or current offers. 

Further details and orders – Helen Hudson, 15 Defoe House, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DN – Mobile: 078 42 23 52 68.  Email:  .or. contact Stephanie Ross – 07753 603 601, email –

Payment cheques should be made payable to The Barbican Association