Barbican Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
Barbican Centre, City, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon, Wed: 9.30am-5.30pm; Tue, Thu: 9.30am-7.30pm; Fri: 9.30am-2pm; Sat: 9.30am-4pm; Sun: closed
 

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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
 
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London Events 2016

Find out the best London 2016 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2016 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near Barbican Library

Near Barbican Library
Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  32% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Barbican Library
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  36% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 5 minutes from Barbican Library
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  29% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican Library
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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Alternative Libraries nearest Barbican Library

Nearest to Barbican Library
Barbican Centre Children's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
City Business Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Aldermanbury, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Barbican Library
Free public reference library – no membership requirements (but ID required to see some items). One of the UK's leading business information libraries. Major collection of ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Barbican Library

Near Barbican Library
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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 Barbican Library
A series of landscape paintings by the artist, based on a historical place and time....More
 
 
 
Today Only
Ernest Ranglin And Friends
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 27th June 2016 - 8pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
Farewell tour for the pioneering guitarist, known for his long career shaping the sounds of jazz, ska and reggae....More
 
 
 
Today Only
BSL Tour - World City
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Monday 27th June 2016 - 6pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Library
A guided tour for visitors with hearing difficulties....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Barbican Library

Near Barbican Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
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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Sights and Attractions near Barbican Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Barbican Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
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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Shopping near Barbican Library

The best shops and markets near Barbican Library
Zwemmer Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
Specialises in books on art ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
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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Restaurants near Barbican Library

What are the best dining options near Barbican Library 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 Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Barbican Library

Near Barbican Library
Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Library
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Library
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
University of Law
London > Education > Law
2 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from Barbican Library
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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Leisure near Barbican Library

Barbican Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Bodymotion Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Wood Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
Barbican Acupuncture
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Wallside, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican Library
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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Pubs near Barbican Library

The best pubs near London Barbican Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Barbican Library

Barbican Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Library
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Barbican Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Barbican Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
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 Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
 

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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 Barbican Library

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 Barbican Library

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 Library

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

 
Bar's Got Talent
Concerts | Until 5th September 2016 

The Piano Works 19 minutes walk from Barbican Library

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Cubism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Library

Exhibition illuminating the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the art movement, whose name was coined as an insult but which ...More

Texture And Photography
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Library

Works bringing together three different approaches to the relationship between form and texture in photography from three distinct moments in ...More

Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't Please All
Exhibitions | Until 6th November 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Library

An exhibition displaying the work of the internationally-recognised contemporary Indian artist, bringing together works from across five decades and from ...More

Curator's Tour: Mona Hatoum
Tours | On 27th June 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Library

An hour-long tour of the first major survey of Hatoum's work....More

Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Library

Works by the Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker Alberto Giacometti, focusing on the distinctly recognisable and surreal post-war sculptures ...More

Belonging Together: Connecting Global Students, Refugees And Communities Through Making
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Library

A BP Art Exchange display documenting participatory interventions devised by refugees, students and communities working alongside artist Albert Potrony in ...More

 
 
 
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