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3rd August 2011 until 31st December 2012
 
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11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm
 
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Standard: £8 | Members, concessions and under 16s: £6
 
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Architecture Tour

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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    Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel London

    Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel

    from £79  41% off
    7-21 Goswell Road, London, EC1M  7AH  4 minutes away 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

    Malmaison London

    from £91  29% off
    18-21 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M  6AH  5 minutes away 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

    Apex London Wall Hotel

    from £88  42% off
    7-9 Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R  7NJ  7 minutes away 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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    Henry IV (Part II) London
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    Henry IV (Part II)

    Dates: 14th December 2015 to 23rd January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y  8DS  Same location as Architecture Tour

    Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare ...More

     
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    Henry IV (Part I)

    Dates: 7th November 2015 to 24th January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y  8DS  Same location as Architecture Tour

    The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November once again as part of the King and ...More

     
    Stags London

    Stags

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    Dates: Monday 3rd August 2015 - 8pm-12midnight
    The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A  3ES  13 minutes away from Architecture Tour

    The band plays raucous hard rock with support from Fox And The Law....More

     
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    Barbican Theatre

    Silk Street, City, EC2Y  8DS  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

    Silk Street, City, EC2Y  8DS  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

    Silk Street, City, EC2Y  8DS  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

    Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, EC2Y  8DS  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 Centre

    Silk Street, City, EC2Y  8DS  Same location as Architecture Tour

    Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ...More

     
    Barbican Art Gallery London
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    Barbican Art Gallery

    Silk Street, City, EC2  8DS  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 Chimes Music Shop

    Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, EC2Y  8DD  1 minutes away 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

    86 Moorgate, City, EC2M  6SE  6 minutes away 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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    Ted Baker & Friends

    120 Cheapside, City, EC2V  7JB  7 minutes away 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

     
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    Searcy's Bar and Restaurant

     
    The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, EC2Y  8DS  Same location as Architecture Tour

    Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ...More

     
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    Bonfire

    1st floor Barbican Centre, City, EC2Y  8DS  Same location as Architecture Tour

    Only quality ingredients are used Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - including ...More

     
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    Wood Street Bar and Restaurant

    53 Fore Street, City, EC2Y8AX    2 minutes away from Architecture Tour

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    City Journalism London
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    City Journalism

    106 Bunhill Row, City, EC1Y  8YY  6 minutes away 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

     
    LSO St Luke's London
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    LSO St Luke's

    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V  9NG  7 minutes away 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

     
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    Workers' Educational Association

    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, EC2A  4XW  12 minutes away from Architecture Tour

    National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes....More

     
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    Postman's Park

    King Edward Street, City, EC4M  7DQ  5 minutes away 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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    Urban Golf

    12 Smithfield Street, City, EC1A  9LA  8 minutes away 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

     
    London Dance Academy London
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    London Dance Academy

    The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V  8AB  8 minutes away 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

     
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    The Old Red Cow

    71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1A  9EJ  5 minutes away 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

    115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M  6AA  6 minutes away 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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    2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, EC1M  5PQ  7 minutes away from Architecture Tour

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    102 Bunhill Row, City, EC1Y  8ND  6 minutes away from Architecture Tour

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    The Longroom

    18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M  4AY  6 minutes away 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

     
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    Vinoteca

    7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, EC1M  4AA  7 minutes away from Architecture Tour

    Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ...More

     
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    Barbican Conference Centre

    Silk Street, City, EC2Y  8DS  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

    Chiswell Street, City, EC1Y  4SD  2 minutes away 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

    Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, EC2V  7HR  4 minutes away from Architecture Tour

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    Barbican Centre events

     
    Aaron Koblin And Ben Tricklebank: Light EchoesAaron Koblin And Ben Tricklebank: Light EchoesLos Angeles-based digital artists Koblin and Tricklebank present a laser commission, which projects a sculptural wall of light around the gallery space culminating in a visual wordscape. Under 5s are not permitted in the gallery and parents and carers must supervise over 5s at all times.3rd August 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    Aaron Koblin And Ben Tricklebank: Light Echoes

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates27th June to 6th September 2015 - 12noon-8pm | Pricing Free
     
    Barbican Centre 

    Los Angeles-based digital artists Koblin and Tricklebank present a laser commission, which projects a sculptural wall of light around the gallery space culminating in a visual wordscape. Under 5s are not permitted in the gallery and parents and carers must supervise over 5s at all times.

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    The Barbican Exhibition: Building A LandmarkThe Barbican Exhibition: Building A LandmarkRarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark.3rd August 2015Sunday 29th November 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    The Barbican Exhibition: Building A Landmark

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates25th May to 29th November 2015 | Pricing Free
     
    Barbican Centre 

    Rarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark.

    r event r Exhibitions r Art exhibitions - Photography
     
    HamletHamletHamletBenedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The story famously follows the son who is compelled to seek revenge for his father's death, yet while his family is falling apart and his country is getting ready for war, his dilemma threatens his sanity. This production 5th August 2015Saturday 31st October 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    Hamlet

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    Dates5th August to 31st October 2015
     
    Barbican Centre 

    Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The story famously follows the son who is compelled to seek revenge for his father's death, yet while his family is falling apart and his country is getting ready for war, his dilemma threatens his sanity. This production ... More about this event

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    SHHHHSHHHHAn all-day celebration of music and art.9th August 2015Sunday 23rd August 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    SHHHH

    Free Event On Soon
    Dates2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd Aug 2015 - 11am-5pm | Pricing Free
     
    Barbican Centre 

    An all-day celebration of music and art.

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    The Big Wednesday Comedy Club - BarbicanThe Big Wednesday Comedy Club - Barbican9th September 2015Wednesday 9th September 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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    The Big Wednesday Comedy Club - Barbican

     
    DatesWednesday 9th September 2015 - 8pm-10.15pm
     
    Barbican Centre 
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    Final Symphony II: TalkFinal Symphony II: TalkComposer Nobou Uematsu discusses his career.12th September 2015Saturday 12th September 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    Final Symphony II: Talk

     
    DatesSaturday 12th September 2015 - 5.15pm
     
    Barbican Centre 

    Composer Nobou Uematsu discusses his career.

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    Final Symphony IIFinal Symphony IILondon Symphony Orchestra performs music from Square Enix's world-renowned video games, Final Fantasy V, VIII, IX and XIII.12th September 2015Saturday 12th September 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    Final Symphony II

     
    DatesSaturday 12th September 2015 - 7pm
     
    Barbican Centre 

    London Symphony Orchestra performs music from Square Enix's world-renowned video games, Final Fantasy V, VIII, IX and XIII.

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    London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkThis September, the maestro Bernard Haitink will feature as a guest conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra, teaming up with pianist Murray Perahia and singer Anna Lucia Richter for three blockbusting concerts. In this the first concert Haitink and pianist Murray Perahia combine for a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 24 and Bruckner15th September 2015Tuesday 15th September 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard Haitink

     
    DatesTuesday 15th September 2015 - 7.30pm
     
    Barbican Centre 

    This September, the maestro Bernard Haitink will feature as a guest conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra, teaming up with pianist Murray Perahia and singer Anna Lucia Richter for three blockbusting concerts. In this the first concert Haitink and pianist Murray Perahia combine for a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 24 and Bruckner... More about this event

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    London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernard HaitinkFor the third and final London Symphony Orchestra appearance at the Barbican this September guest conductor Bernard Haitink oversees a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 and Mahler's Symphony No 4. With pianist, Murray Perahia and soprano, Anna Lucia Richter.20th September 2015Sunday 20th September 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    London Symphony Orchestra: Bernard Haitink

     
    DatesSunday 20th September 2015 - 7pm
     
    Barbican Centre 

    For the third and final London Symphony Orchestra appearance at the Barbican this September guest conductor Bernard Haitink oversees a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 and Mahler's Symphony No 4. With pianist, Murray Perahia and soprano, Anna Lucia Richter.... More about this event

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    Insula Orchestra: Mozart Solemn VespersInsula Orchestra: Mozart Solemn VespersInsula Orchestra: Mozart Solemn VespersOne of Europe's most energetic new period instrument orchestras brings all its verve to three neglected masterpieces of the classical era. French conductor Laurence Equilbey and her Insula Orchestra make their London debut at the Barbican with a concert including works by the Czech baroque composer Zelenka and CPE Bach.21st September 2015Monday 21st September 2015 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
    Category: event

    Insula Orchestra: Mozart Solemn Vespers

     
    DatesMonday 21st September 2015 - 7.30pm
     
    Barbican Centre 

    One of Europe's most energetic new period instrument orchestras brings all its verve to three neglected masterpieces of the classical era. French conductor Laurence Equilbey and her Insula Orchestra make their London debut at the Barbican with a concert including works by the Czech baroque composer Zelenka and CPE Bach.... More about this event

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    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015

    Los Angeles-based digital artists Koblin and Tricklebank present a laser commission, which projects a sculptural wall of light around the ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2015

    Rarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark.... More

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    Museum of London  3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

    Help create a large amphitheatre scene.... More

    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015
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    Museum of London  3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

    A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ... More

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    Kids Events | Until 6th August 2015
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    Museum of London  3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

    Search for relics from the Roman Empire.... More

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    Tours | Until 4th August 2015
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    Museum of London  3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

    An interactive storytelling session.... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 19th September 2015
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    Bloomberg SPACE  6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

    A video installation exploring and responding to the history and architecture of the City of London.... More

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    Exhibitions | Next performance 3rd August 2015
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    Bank of England Museum  8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

    What's the colour of money? The Bank Of England Museum in the City turns its attention to another type of ... More

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    Leisure | Until 17th August 2015
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    St Paul's Cathedral  9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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    Coq d'Argent  9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

    What better way to spend summer Sunday mornings than doing voga on the roof of the Coq d'Argent? Even better, ... More

     
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