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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

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
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Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  37% 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  29% 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 £73  40% 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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Ragnar Kjartansson
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July to 4th September 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
A survey of the varied work of the acclaimed Icelandic performance artist, including the multi-sensory experiences The Visitors (2012) and Take Me Here By The Dishwasher: ...More
 
 
 
Now On
The Great Fire: Daily Storytelling
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 23rd July to 2nd September 2016 - 2pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
Tales about the Great Fire of London....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Stomping Grounds: Photographs By Dick Scott-Stewart
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th May to 18th September 2016 - 10am-5.30pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
An exhibition of the photographer's works showing London's social scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s....More
 
 
 
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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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Architecture Tour
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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
London > Restaurants >
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
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Barbican Centre events

 
Mogwai Play AtomicMogwai Play AtomicThe ethereal, largely instrumental post-rock from Glasgow performs a live soundscape to accompany a screening of director Mark Cousins' acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise.2016-09-15T19:30:00+01002016-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Mogwai Play Atomic
Bedwyr WilliamsBedwyr WilliamsDreamlike and immersive installations courtesy of the acclaimed artist who works with a diverse range of mediums including performance, sculpture, painting and video.2016-09-28T10:00:00+01002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Bedwyr Williams
The VulgarThe Vulgar What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and 21st centuries, The Vulgar attempts to answer this question. Curated by exhibition-maker Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, this Barbican exhibition shows how fashion often changes the definition of the word.2016-10-13T00:00:00+01002017-02-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
Category: event
 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  13th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
What makes something vulgar? Drawing on a wealth of stunning exhibits from the Renaissance to the 18th, late 20th and 21st centuries, The Vulgar attempts to answer this question. Curated by exhibition-maker Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, this Barbican exhibition shows how fashion often changes the definition of the word.... More about this event
Afro Celt Sound SystemAfro Celt Sound SystemThe three-piece presents its fusion of modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music, playing tracks from its new album, The Source.2016-10-30T19:00:00+00002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Afro Celt Sound System
Tim HeckerTim HeckerElectronica from the musician and sound artist based in Los Angeles, USA and Montreal, Canada.2016-11-04T19:10:00+00002016-11-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Tim Hecker
Bach At ChristmasBach At ChristmasThe Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists performs Bach's Magnificat In E, Lutheran Mass In F and Cantata "Susser Trost".2016-12-12T19:30:00+00002016-12-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Bach At Christmas
Katherine JenkinsKatherine JenkinsThe Welsh mezzo-soprano performs classical and contemporary songs and arias.2016-12-27T19:30:00+00002016-12-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Katherine Jenkins
Tanita TikaramTanita TikaramThe Anglo-German folk pop singer-songwriter, who is best known for her 1980s hits Twist in My Sobriety and Good Tradition, promotes her ninth album Closer To The People.2017-02-24T19:30:00+00002017-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Tanita Tikaram
ObsessionObsessionIvo van Hove directs Jude Law in a stage version of Luchino Visconti's 1943 erotically charged thriller, based on James M Cain's novel The Postman Always Rings Twice, about a down-at-heel drifter, who sparks a dangerous affair with a married woman, whose husband owns a roadside restaurant and petrol station. The lovers plot to kill the spouse but t2017-04-19T19:45:00+01002017-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
 
Obsession
 
 

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Concerts | Until 28th August 2016 

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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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Mona Hatoum
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Exhibitions | Until 21st August 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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Georgia O'Keeffe
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Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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Macbeth
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 23 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

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