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In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high quality theatrical productions. For years the Barbican was the London base of the RSC and the annual BITE programme is always packed with exciting, unexpected and intriguing offerings, incorporating everything from cabaret to classical.

 

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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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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  34% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £50  34% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £82  36% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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
 
 
 
Barbican Screen
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
While the Barbican Screen is hardly one of London's plushest cinemas (it's housed in the bowels of the Barbican Centre building), it's well worth a visit ... More
 
 
 
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Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
1 Milton Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The £89 million building on Silk ... More
 
 
 
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Promoting Yourself As A Musician: Workshop (14-25 Years)
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 24th May 2016 - 6.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Gain practical tips from industry expert David Riley....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd to 28th May 2016 - Various Times
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
View a selection of etchings by artist, printmaker and which consider the human relationship with the built environment....More
 
 
 
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Eva Grubinger
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd to 28th May 2016 - 11am-6pm
Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Five sculptural works based on enlarged vexier puzzles; the artist is asking us to look to the reasons why the ancient Chinese invented these brain-teasing trinkets....More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
University of Law
London > Education > Law
2 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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Barbican Acupuncture
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Wallside, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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 Barbican The Pit
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St Clement Danes Young Artists' Lunchtime Concert Series
Concerts | Until 5th July 2016 

St Clement Danes 8 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

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The Flick
The Flick
Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Flick transfers direct from New York to the ...More

 
The Suicide
The Suicide
Theatre | Until 25th June 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Currently Writer in Residence at the National Theatre Studio, Suhayla El-Bushra takes The Suicide ...More

 
Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

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 Barbican The Pit

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

 
Funny Women: Time Of The Month
Exhibitions | On 24th May 2016 

The Betsey Trotwood 19 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Come and give comedy a go....More

Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Sculptures which use commonplace objects to explore notions of value. Featured artists include Subodh Gupta, Haris Epaminonda, Rachel Harrison and ...More

Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured over others ...More

Arte Povera And Anti-Form
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

An art exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Helen Sainsbury, which explores how from the late 1960s many artists began ...More

Constructionism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

An art exhibition curated by Tanya Barson and Matthew Gale, focusing on mid-20th century artists whose work explored geometric structures, ...More

 
 
 
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