Architecture Tour  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2012

ADDRESS
, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
TWITTER
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm
 
PRICES
Standard: £8 | Members, concessions and under 16s: £6
 

Nearby

 

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


LondonTown.com - Architecture Tour Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Architecture Tour on LondonTown.com

 
London's Best Events 2017

Find out the best London 2017 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2017 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Architecture Tour

Near Architecture Tour
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  34% 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
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  27% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from Architecture Tour
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  26% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Architecture Tour
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Architecture Tour

Near Architecture Tour
Ends Today
Jim Jarmusch Revisited
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September 2017 - 7.30pm
Architecture Tour, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Mulatu Astatke, Camille O'Sullivan, Alex Kapranos, Kirin J Callinan, Jolie Holland and more revisit musical highlights from the director's poetic and compelling cinematic oeuvre....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th to 24th Sep 2017 - 10am-6pm
Architecture Tour, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor in return for a watercolour portrait ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
My Point Forward
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th to 24th Sep 2017 - 10am-6pm
Architecture Tour, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
Blast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition....More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Architecture Tour

Near Architecture Tour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Architecture Tour

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Architecture Tour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Architecture Tour

The best shops and markets near Architecture Tour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Architecture Tour

What are the best dining options near Architecture Tour London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Architecture Tour

Near Architecture Tour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Architecture Tour
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Architecture Tour
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Architecture Tour
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Architecture Tour

The best pubs near London Architecture Tour.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Architecture Tour

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Architecture Tour.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Architecture Tour
... More
 
 
 

Barbican Centre events

 
Jim Jarmusch RevisitedJim Jarmusch RevisitedMulatu Astatke, Camille O'Sullivan, Alex Kapranos, Kirin J Callinan, Jolie Holland and more revisit musical highlights from the director's poetic and compelling cinematic oeuvre.2017-09-21T19:30:00+01002017-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Jim Jarmusch Revisited
London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle conducts Stravinsky's The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite Of Spring.2017-09-21T19:00:00+01002017-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Now On
London Symphony Orchestra
RattleRattleAn exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date.2017-09-21T09:30:00+01002017-12-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Rattle
Interlock: Friends Pictured WithinInterlock: Friends Pictured WithinArtist Jonathan Munro and musician Anna Meredith's multimedia installation exploring Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations.2017-09-21T09:00:00+01002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Interlock: Friends Pictured Within
Less Than ThirteenLess Than ThirteenA large-scale projected artwork, which interprets the movement of Sir Simon Rattle conducting Elgar's Enigma Variations, reducing his form to a series of animated dots.2017-09-21T09:00:00+01002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Less Than Thirteen
Basquiat: Boom for RealBasquiat: Boom for RealBasquiat: Boom for RealThis September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom for Real draws from international museums and private collections to showcase the work of the pioneering prodigy of the downtown New York art scene, who came to the media's attention in 1978 when he teamed up wi2017-09-21T00:00:00+01002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Art Gallery,   Silk Street      EC2 8DS
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Standard £16, concession £12
DATES  21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018
VENUE  Barbican Art Gallery 
This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom for Real draws from international museums and private collections to showcase the work of the pioneering prodigy of the downtown New York art scene, who came to the media's attention in 1978 when he teamed up wi... More about this event
 
Basquiat: Boom For RealBasquiat: Boom For RealOver 100 paintings and drawings by American graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition will focus on the artist's relationship to music and will feature a partial reconstruction of the first body of work that Basquiat exhibited.2017-09-21T10:00:00+01002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ongoing
Basquiat: Boom For Real
London Schools Symphony Orchestra: Vienna: Light And DarknessLondon Schools Symphony Orchestra: Vienna: Light And DarknessPeter Ash conducts the ensemble alongside Belgian pianist Julien Libeer as they perform Britten's Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1 and Brahms's Symphony No 4.2017-09-25T19:30:00+01002017-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
London Schools Symphony Orchestra: Vienna: Light And Darkness
Jonas Bendiksen: Beyond The BibleJonas Bendiksen: Beyond The BibleWorks by the Norwegian photojournalist created as a personal project to chronicle seven men who all publicly claim to be the biblical Messiah returned, featuring the photographs and stories he has collected, exploring the boundaries of religious faith and a world in need of salvation.2017-09-26T19:00:00+01002017-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Jonas Bendiksen: Beyond The Bible
Jane Birkin: Gainsbourg SymphonicJane Birkin: Gainsbourg SymphonicThe actress and singer presents a tribute to her long-term partner, pianist and composer Serge Gainsbourg. Alongside his producer Philippe Lerichonne and Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Najakima they re-work a selection of his masterpieces.2017-09-26T19:30:00+01002017-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Jane Birkin: Gainsbourg Symphonic
 
 

Hotels Near

Architecture Tour

 
 
Near Architecture Tour All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Architecture Tour

 
 
 
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery EC2 8DS EC2Y 8DS - 0 minute walk from Architecture Tour

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Interlock: Friends Pictured Within
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Artist Jonathan Munro and musician Anna Meredith's multimedia installation exploring Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations....More

Less Than Thirteen
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

A large-scale projected artwork, which interprets the movement of Sir Simon Rattle conducting Elgar's Enigma Variations, reducing his form to ...More

Jim Jarmusch Revisited
Concerts | Until 21st September 2017 

Barbican Centre

Mulatu Astatke, Camille O'Sullivan, Alex Kapranos, Kirin J Callinan, Jolie Holland and more revisit musical highlights from the director's poetic ...More

London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | Until 24th September 2017 

Barbican Centre

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Stravinsky's The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite Of Spring....More

Rattle
Exhibitions | Until 22nd December 2017 

Barbican Centre

An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date....More

Basquiat: Boom For Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Centre

Over 100 paintings and drawings by American graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition will focus on the artist's relationship to ...More

The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Photographic portraits of the people of London, taken over six years....More

My Point Forward
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Blast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition....More

New on LondonTown

 
 
Megan's by the Green
Megan's by the Green
Dining 

A dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe with fairy lights and a great place for after-school pizzas....More

 
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Dining 

Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their Rochelle Canteen in Shoreditch, are behind the café, bar and restaurant at the Institute of Contemporary Arts....More

Frog by Adam Handling
Dining 

The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London....More

Yamagoya
Yamagoya
Dining 

Yamagoya, specialising in traditional Japanese ramen, open their first real home in London on The ...More

 
Olle
Olle
Dining 

DIY is 'de rigueur' at Olle, a Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown where you do ...More

 
Lambeth Fireworks
Lambeth Fireworks
Seasonal | From 4th June 

Brockwell Park

In 2017 Lambeth Council's annual Fireworks display at Brockwell Park takes on 'A Night at ...More

 
The Store Studios
Attractions 

Creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building and home of London Fashion Week....More

Hospitality in the Park
Hospitality in the Park
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd September 

Finsbury Park

The final festival of the summer, Hospitality in the Park comes to Finsbury Park for ...More

 
Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Dining 

The largest pizzeria from Pizza Pilgrims James and ...More

 
West India Quay
West India Quay
Attractions 

A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area ...More

 
Acosta Danza
Acosta Danza
Dance | From 27th September 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta's new dance company performs at Sadler's Wells on their ...More

 
The Mandrake
The Mandrake
Hotels 

The scent of jasmine hangs in the air at The Mandrake, a 34-room independent boutique ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Article 

A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Article 

Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
Luxury Hotels in London
Luxury Hotels in London
Feature 

From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the ...More

 
Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
Article 

Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
Article 

London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Barbican Centre

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for Barbican Centre hotels, including The Zetter Hotel London from 70% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960