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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  30% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Architecture Tour
Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
 
 
 
Malmaison London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £50  31% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 5 minutes from Architecture Tour
Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  26% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
 
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Tindersticks
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th April 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
The group plays dark chamber pop and reflective alternative rock....More
 
 
 
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Kings of War
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd April to 1st May 2016
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Olivier Award-winning Ivo van Hove, who recently enjoyed success with Antigone and A View from the Bridge, brings Shakespeare's three kings - Henry V, ...More
 
 
 
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String Concert
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th April 2016 - 7pm-8.30pm
Guildhall School Of Music And Drama, Silk Street, EC2Y | 1 minute from Architecture Tour
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Architecture Tour
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
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Zwemmer Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Specialises in books on art ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Architecture Tour
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Bonfire
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1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
 
 
 
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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Architecture Tour
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
University of Law
London > Education > Law
2 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from Architecture Tour
The University of Law is a national institution with branches all over the UK. Along with BPP and City, the University of Law is widely recognised ... More
 
 
 
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Bodymotion Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Wood Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Barbican Acupuncture
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Wallside, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Architecture Tour
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Architecture Tour
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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The Hat & Feathers
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2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
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El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Architecture Tour
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
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102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Architecture Tour
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
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Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Barbican Centre events

 
In Conversation: Raymond Depardon And Gerry BadgerIn Conversation: Raymond Depardon And Gerry BadgerThe French photographer and director discusses his evocative photographs of Glasgow from 1980.2016-04-29T00:00:00+01002016-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ongoing
In Conversation: Raymond Depardon And Gerry Badger
TindersticksTindersticksThe group plays dark chamber pop and reflective alternative rock.2016-04-29T20:00:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Today Only
Tindersticks
Kings Of War Backstage ToursKings Of War Backstage ToursAn informative tour of the behind the scenes areas.2016-04-29T12:30:00+01002016-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Now On
Kings Of War Backstage Tours
Kings of WarKings of WarKings of War Olivier Award-winning Ivo van Hove, who recently enjoyed success with Antigone and A View from the Bridge, brings Shakespeare's three kings - Henry V, Henry IV and Richard III - into modern day in his new production, Kings of War . Staged at the Barbican , the show sees the kings become modern-day political leaders, with all their fates unfoldi2016-04-29T00:00:00+01002016-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Now On

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £16-£50
DATES  22nd April to 1st May 2016
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Olivier Award-winning Ivo van Hove, who recently enjoyed success with Antigone and A View from the Bridge, brings Shakespeare's three kings - Henry V, Henry IV and Richard III - into modern day in his new production, Kings of War . Staged at the Barbican , the show sees the kings become modern-day political leaders, with all their fates unfoldi... More about this event
 
Towards The Mean: Sampling Britishness TodayTowards The Mean: Sampling Britishness TodayAn interactive installation exploring ideas of identity and what it means to be British today.2016-04-29T09:30:00+01002016-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Towards The Mean: Sampling Britishness Today
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International PhotographersStrange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International PhotographersStrange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers Celebrated British photographer Martin Parr curates this Barbican exhibition which looks at how the UK has been caught on camera by international photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and David Glodblatt. Strange and Familiar presents a portrait of modern Britain, from the 1930s onwards, captured by some of2016-04-29T00:00:00+01002016-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  16th March to 19th June 2016
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
Celebrated British photographer Martin Parr curates this Barbican exhibition which looks at how the UK has been caught on camera by international photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and David Glodblatt. Strange and Familiar presents a portrait of modern Britain, from the 1930s onwards, captured by some of... More about this event
 
Strange And Familiar: Britain As Revealed By International PhotographersStrange And Familiar: Britain As Revealed By International PhotographersBritish artist Martin Parr curates a portrait of the social, cultural and political identity of the UK, told through the images of international photographers from the 1930s onwards including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand.2016-04-29T10:00:00+01002016-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ongoing
Strange And Familiar: Britain As Revealed By International Photographers
Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so DeepImran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so DeepImran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so DeepFor his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve gallery. Where the Shadows are so Deep begins with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend. Hung at varyin2016-04-29T00:00:00+01002016-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican - Curve Gallery,   Ground Level  Barbican Centre    EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th February to 10th July 2016
VENUE  Barbican - Curve Gallery 
For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for the Barbican's Curve gallery. Where the Shadows are so Deep begins with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend. Hung at varyin... More about this event
 
Imran Qureshi: Where The Shadows Are So DeepImran Qureshi: Where The Shadows Are So DeepA sequence of exquisite miniature paintings that begin with a gentle theme, eventually becoming darker in tone by the award-winning Pakistani artist.2016-04-29T11:00:00+01002016-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Imran Qureshi: Where The Shadows Are So Deep
Designing For A Living CityDesigning For A Living CityPrints, photographs, original fittings, archival illustrations, leaflets, brochures and films tracing the controversial design of the residential development, looking at the range of flat types and interiors which would accommodate some 6,000 people within 35 acres.2016-04-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Designing For A Living City
 
 

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National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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The Flick
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Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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Theatre | Until 5th May 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
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Theatre | Until 18th May 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Having first opened at the National in 1989, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom ...More

 
Another World: Losing Our Children To Islamic State
Theatre | Until 7th May 2016 

Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed) 11 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Novelist and writer Gillian Slovo presents a piece of verbatim documentary theatre, compiled from interviews conducted and directed by Nicolas ...More

The Flick
Theatre | Until 31st May 2016 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 11 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Sam Gold directs Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning comic play in which three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theatre in ...More

Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Shakespeare In The 18th Century
Leisure | Until 30th April 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th April 2016 

Fabric 19 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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