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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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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  21% 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  21% 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  24% 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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Stephen Ritter: Land Water
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd to 27th June 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
A series of landscape paintings by the artist, based on a historical place and time....More
 
 
 
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Ernest Ranglin And Friends
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 27th June 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Farewell tour for the pioneering guitarist, known for his long career shaping the sounds of jazz, ska and reggae....More
 
 
 
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BSL Tour - World City
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Monday 27th June 2016 - 6pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
A guided tour for visitors with hearing difficulties....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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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
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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
... More
 
 
 
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El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
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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
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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

 
Ernest Ranglin And FriendsErnest Ranglin And FriendsFarewell tour for the pioneering guitarist, known for his long career shaping the sounds of jazz, ska and reggae.2016-06-27T20:00:00+01002016-06-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
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Miss Revolutionary Idol BerserkerMiss Revolutionary Idol BerserkerMiss Revolutionary Idol BerserkerA show about Japanese subculture where 25 performers swarm the stage. In a homage to otagei - ritualised dancing and chanting by fans - they invite the audience to take part. "For some poor souls, it may be nothing more than noise," says the Stage Whispers review, "but if you can handle the power, the relentlessness, the spirit of 'everything loude2016-06-27T18:30:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Now On

event > Theatre > Physical theatre
PRICING  under 16 £9, adult £18
DATES  22nd June to 2nd July 2016
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
A show about Japanese subculture where 25 performers swarm the stage. In a homage to otagei - ritualised dancing and chanting by fans - they invite the audience to take part. "For some poor souls, it may be nothing more than noise," says the Stage Whispers review, "but if you can handle the power, the relentlessness, the spirit of 'everything loude... More about this event
 
Stephen Ritter: Land WaterStephen Ritter: Land WaterA series of landscape paintings by the artist, based on a historical place and time.2016-06-27T09:30:00+01002016-06-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
Stephen Ritter: Land Water
Designer Jewellers GroupDesigner Jewellers GroupBrowse new pieces by many of the country's leading jewellers, all created from a range of materials. Plus, a showcase of pieces to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary each containing a ruby.2016-06-27T12:00:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Designer Jewellers Group
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 varyin2016-06-27T00:00:00+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.2016-06-27T11:00:00+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.2016-06-27T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Designing For A Living City
Martinho Da VilaMartinho Da VilaThe Brazilian samba revivalist and his band perform music from their 50-year career, featuring traditional samba and contemporary pop fusions.2016-06-28T20:00:00+01002016-06-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
Martinho Da Vila
On the Twentieth CenturyOn the Twentieth CenturyGuildhall actors present the musical tale about a down-on-his-luck theatre producer who attempts to rekindle his romance with a glamorous Hollywood starlet, in Betty Comden and Adolph Green's 1930s-era screwball comedy set on a train travelling from Chicago to New York.2016-06-28T19:30:00+01002016-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
On Soon
On the Twentieth Century
The Shadow KingThe Shadow King2016-06-28T19:45:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
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The Shadow King
 
 

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The Deep Blue Sea
The Deep Blue Sea
Theatre | Until 17th August 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

After working together on the acclaimed 2014 production of Medea, Helen McCrory and director Carrie Cracknell reunite for an adaptation ...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

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

 
You Are Here: Materiality, Movement And Mapping: Course
Exhibitions | On 27th June 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Respond to and make your own art over four weeks....More

Elements Of Chance
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

An exhibition curated by Matthew Gale, which explores how some surrealist artists such as Jean Arp explored the notion and ...More

Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

A replica, from 1964, of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th-century....More

Expanded Painting
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Works by artists including Pinot Gallizio, Shozo Shimamoto, Niki de Saint Phalle, Sam Gilliam, Richard Smith and Frank Bowling, providing ...More

Tarek Atoui: The Reverse Collection
Exhibitions | Until 25th September 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

An experimental, improvised sound performance, based on three new scores by the artist and two other composers....More

In The Frame: Displaying Performance: Course
Exhibitions | On 27th June 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Discover what the future holds for performance in the gallery....More

Beyond Painting
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Architecture Tour

Works exploring the constituent elements of putting paint on canvas, and the nature of a painting as an object in ...More

 
 
 
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