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About the estate

The estate office and the ground floor of Great Arthur House are being refurbished to accommodate three new flats and a smaller estate office. Staff are relocating to a temporary location, the office remains closed to residents, staff are accessible by phone or email.

Completed in the mid-1960s, Golden Lane Estate sits adjacent to the Barbican Estate and internationally-famous Barbican Arts Centre.

This Grade II housing estate was inspired by Le Corbusier's Maisons Jaoul. Hard-landscaped areas on different levels respond to the varying forms of surrounding buildings while simple gradations of privacy are achieved without walls, gates or railings. Winner of Housing Design Award.

View the Fire Risk Assessments for Golden Lane Estate

If you are a resident of Golden Lane Estate, sign up to receive email communications from City of London Housing. We are moving towards using more online communication channels, and signing up will ensure you do not miss any important service updates, changes and the City of London Housing Service newsletters and magazine. 

For information on our communications available to residents, and to read our recent newsletters and magazines, visit the Housing Communications page.

Housing Estates Out of Hours Duty Line: 020 7256 6583

  • For URGENT estate issues (not repairs) outside office hours
  • Available Monday - Friday, 4pm - 8am
  • Plus all weekends and public holidays
  • During office hours, please contact your local estate office

Housing Repairs Line: 0800 035 0003

  • 24 hours, seven days a week
  • All faults can be reported Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
  • Outside of these hours, only emergencies can be reported

What is an emergency repair?

An emergency property repair is any fault which threatens harm to persons or property.

To report non-emergency repairs, please email property services.

For bookings and facilities information, visit the Golden Lane Community Centre page.

Walkabouts and drop-ins are your opportunity to speak to your estate team to ask any questions or offer any suggestions to improve life on your estate. All residents are welcome.

For the walkabouts, residents can join estate staff on a walk around the estate where any areas of concern can be pointed out and discussed. Drop-ins will take place inside the Community Centre and also offer residents a chance to sit down with estate staff.

The next Estate Walkabouts will take place on:

11 September 10 to 11am

Please meet at the estate office.

The next Estate Drop-ins will take place in the Sir Ralph Perring Centre on:

21 August 5 to 7pm

The Golden Lane Residents' Association (GLERA) is the Recognised Tenants Association representing all residents of the Golden Lane Estate. Membership is automatic and free for all residents.

GLERA also has a community website with a forum open to anyone who lives and works on the estate or in the local area.

Find out more about our Major Works Programme to improve the Golden Lane Estate.

The Golden Lane Leisure Centre is available for residents to use at preferential rates.

Golden Lane Estate is able to offer guest accommodation, the rooms are located over three floors in Crescent House.

There are three single and three double rooms available. For more information and photos of the rooms see the PDF below.

Bookings can be made in person, via email Golden Lane Guest Rooms or on the phone 077 1560 2676.

The current prices are:

Guests of Golden Lane Estate residents:

  • Single: £30 per night (Maximum 1 person allowed) +£5 per booking if you are bringing your own bed linen
  • Double: £40 per night (Maximum 2 people allowed) +£5 per booking if you are bringing your own bed linen

Guests of Barbican Estate residents:

  • Single: £70 per night (Maximum 1 person allowed) +£5 per booking if you are bringing your own bed linen
  • Double: £90 per night (Maximum 2 people allowed) +£5 per booking if you are bringing your own bed linen

Please note, the maximum stay is 14 days.

Your estate team are committed to maintaining cleaning and grounds maintenance standards on your estate. For more on the standards, please visit the Estate Services page.

Each quarter a report is produced for each estate based on data gathered from estate inspections. All areas of the estate relating to Cleaning and Grounds maintenance are inspected and the findings are measured against the Estate Services standards, a quality assurance document designed to help staff and residents understand the expectation that our housing estates should be upheld to.

View the latest report below.

Estate Services Report - Golden Lane - Oct to Dec 2023 PDF (180KB)
Date submitted: 12/03/24
Golden Lane Guest Rooms Information PDF (800KB)
Terms and conditions of booking the Golden Lane Guest Room accommodation, including prices and photos of the rooms.
Date submitted: 26/04/23