Aya

Can you tell me about yourself?

I'm originally from Yokohama, Japan. I came to London to go to University and stayed here ever since.

What drew you to move to the Golden Lane?

I moved in with then boyfriend who happened to live at one of the flats on Golden Lane Estate.

How long have you lived on the estate?

Since around 2002-2003.

What is your favourite feature of the barbican flats?

Original details like welsh slate flooring, sliding doors, milk box, etc etc

How have you found it living here?

I have always very much liked and enjoyed living here.

It sounds a little strange but the estate has this feeling of holiday flats at a resort somewhere. 

it maybe to do with the colour panelings on exterior of the building. also I find that people living here are happy and friendly.