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The Barbican centre is a diverse and a multi faceted art building that has long been a point of amazement. In order to allow visitors to fully engage with the venue and understand the history behind it, they can partake in one of the Architecture Tours. Led by Barbican explorers, this 90 minute walking tour delves into the history of the site and original plans for the design.

The Barbican centre is located in central London close to St Paul's. In order to find hotels near the Barbican and all the best deals, be sure to visit our page on London Hotels.

 

About Barbican Centre

Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. More about Barbican Centre


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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  33% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £175  40% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Picture This: The Music Photography Of Sheila RockPicture This: The Music Photography Of Sheila RockView the legendary photographer's work from Barenboim to U2 and from Rattle to Siouxsie Sioux.2017-06-28T09:30:00+01002017-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionInto The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionInto The Unknown: A Journey Through Science FictionThis June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, film and literature takes over the entire building to present a new, global perspective on Science Fiction. Swiss historian and writer Patrick Gyger has curated the festival-style exhibition, which explores Scie2017-06-28T10:00:00+01002017-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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PRICING  £14.50, concs/NUS/under 17s/mems £12, under 14s £5
DATES  3rd June to 1st September 2017
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, film and literature takes over the entire building to present a new, global perspective on Science Fiction. Swiss historian and writer Patrick Gyger has curated the festival-style exhibition, which explores Scie... More about this event
 
The TempestThe TempestThis production is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and stars Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, the magician, taking vengeance on the men who wronged him.2017-06-30T19:15:00+01002017-08-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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CairokeeCairokeeThe Cairo-based band performs its politically-charged Egyptian rock originals.2017-07-01T19:30:00+01002017-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Make/ShiftMake/ShiftThe work of a collective of artists and musicians will transform the Barbican Exhibition Halls through found materials, sound, image and light in a project run by the MAP/making group.2017-07-03T19:30:00+01002017-07-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Make/Shift: With Bex BurchMake/Shift: With Bex BurchThe work of a collective of artists and musicians will transform the Barbican Exhibition Halls through found materials, sound, image and light in a project run by the MAP/making group.2017-07-04T19:30:00+01002017-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Andrew Norman's A Trip To The Moon and Sibelius's Symphony No 2.2017-07-09T19:00:00+01002017-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Wagner;s Prelude And Liebestod from 'Tristan And Isolde', Bartok's Piano Concerto No 2 and Haydn, An Imaginary Orchestral Journey - Featuring excerpts from Symphonies Nos 6, 45, 46, 60, 64, 90 And 101; 'The Creation', 'The Seasons', 'The Desert Island' And 'The Seven Last Words Of Christ On The Cross', with pianist Denis K2017-07-11T19:30:00+01002017-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ezra FurmanEzra FurmanThe indie-rock artist from Chicago, Illinois takes to the stage to perform his latest psychedelic-infused tracks.2017-07-13T19:30:00+01002017-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mercury Rev With Royal Northern SinfoniaMercury Rev With Royal Northern SinfoniaA collaboration between the Buffalo-formed indie-rock group and the orchestra in a performance of their original material. Support from Lowly.2017-07-14T19:30:00+01002017-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Exhibitions | On 28th June 2017 

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