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Barbican Exhibition FacilitiesDescribed 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. As well as being home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the centre's giant Barbican Hall attracts a host of international classical, jazz, rock, and world music stars. Two theatres offer a year-round program of some of the finest in international performing arts, while three cinemas mix mainstream films with specialist seasons. The Barbican Art Gallery, several smaller exhibition spaces, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, live music in the foyer, and a host of talks, signings, and events for children are also on offer. The building itself is a labyrinth and finding your route from the station or car park is an adventure in itself. Staircases twist around each other, directing lost patrons into mysteriously empty mezzanines, where odd snatches of music are the only guide back to the main lobby. The joy of coming across exhibitions, live music, or talks from a major arts celebrity in some odd corner of the building is a unique feature of this remarkable concentration of artistic talent.

 

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In Conversation: Raymond Depardon And Gerry BadgerIn Conversation: Raymond Depardon And Gerry BadgerThe French photographer and director discusses his evocative photographs of Glasgow from 1980.2016-05-28T00:00:00+01002016-06-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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In Conversation: Raymond Depardon And Gerry Badger
Exhibition Tour With Young Visual Arts GroupExhibition Tour With Young Visual Arts GroupExamine the role of Britain as a subject for German photographers.2016-05-28T14:00:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Exhibition Tour With Young Visual Arts Group
Art SafariArt SafariAn interactive art session.2016-05-28T18:00:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: Sir Antonio PappanoLondon Symphony Orchestra: Sir Antonio PappanoThe eminent conductor leads the LSO, and guest violinist Nikolaj Znaider in a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Elgar's Symphony No 2.2016-05-29T19:00:00+01002016-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: Sir Antonio Pappano
Designer Jewellers GroupDesigner Jewellers GroupBrowse new pieces by many of 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.2016-05-29T12:00:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Designer Jewellers Group
Afternoon Tea In The ConservatoryAfternoon Tea In The ConservatoryEnjoy tea and a selection of handmade patisserie and savoury delights.2016-05-30T12:00:00+01002016-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Afternoon Tea In The Conservatory
Ustad Rashid Khan: Taabeer (Dream)Ustad Rashid Khan: Taabeer (Dream)The versatile Indian singer, with Tabla player Pandit Shubhankar Banerjee, demonstrates the captivating power of Indian Classical music.2016-05-30T19:00:00+01002016-05-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ustad Rashid Khan: Taabeer (Dream)
Gruffalos, Ladybirds & Other BeastsGruffalos, Ladybirds & Other BeastsSee Julia Donaldson's stories and songs acted out with oodles of charm.2016-05-30T14:30:00+01002016-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Gruffalos, Ladybirds & Other Beasts
Lau, Colin Stetson And Sarah NeufeldLau, Colin Stetson And Sarah NeufeldLau blends the worlds of acoustic folk tradition and electronica through fiddle, guitar, accordion and electronics. While Stetson and Neufeld conjure a world of sounds and textures from just violin and saxophone.2016-05-31T19:30:00+01002016-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Lau, Colin Stetson And Sarah Neufeld
Steven Osborne: The Music Of SilenceSteven Osborne: The Music Of SilenceThe pianist immerses himself in the meditative sound-world of George Crumb and Morton Feldman.2016-05-31T20:00:00+01002016-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Steven Osborne: The Music Of Silence
 

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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  26% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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  24% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 5 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 £82  29% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business >
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round program of events. Adjoining ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th May 2016 at 9.30am-7.30pm, 27th May 2016 at 9.30am-2pm & 28th May 2016 at 9.30am-4pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
View a selection of etchings by artist, printmaker and which consider the human relationship with the built environment....More
 
 
 
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Exhibition Tour With Young Visual Arts Group
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Saturday 28th May 2016 - 2pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Examine the role of Britain as a subject for German photographers....More
 
 
 
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Eva Grubinger
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th, 27th and 28th May 2016 - 11am-6pm
Bloomberg SPACE, 50 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
Careers and Student advice ... More
 
 
 
Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Courses in history, archaeology and creative writing... More
 
 
 
University of Law
London > Education > Law
2 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 4 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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Barbican Acupuncture
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Wallside, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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El Vino
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Bastion Highwalk, 125 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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 Exhibition Facilities
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Barbican Exhibition Facilities
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Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

A new play by Alexi Kaye Campbell, Sunset at the Villa Thalia spans a decade to explore the foreign influence, ...More

 
The Suicide
The Suicide
Theatre | Until 25th June 2016 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

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

 
The Flick
The Flick
Theatre | Until 15th June 2016 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

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

 
Sunset At The Villa Thalia
Theatre | Until 4th August 2016 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 11 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

Charlotte and Theo retreat to a small island in April 1967 in search of peace but they are seduced by ...More

Dr Johnsons Houses
Tours | Until 31st December 2016 

Dr Johnson's House 13 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

Grosvenor Light Opera Company: Pirates Of Penzance
Concerts | Until 28th May 2016 

Bridewell Theatre 15 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

The company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy about a lowly pirate who falls in love with the Major-General's daughter....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 Exhibition Facilities

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

 
Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th May 2016 

Fabric 19 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

Innovative electronic soundscapes from multi-award-winning DJ Sasha in Room One, plus support from Fur Coat and Kate Simko. Dave Clarke ...More

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

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

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

Between Man And Matter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Barbican Exhibition Facilities

Works providing an insight into the affinities between artists working in Japan, Europe and the United States, many of whom ...More

 
 
 
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