Sights and Attractions near Barbican Centre  

 
 
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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | At Barbican Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation... More
 
 
 
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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 5 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard ... More
 
 
 
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Host Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Honduras Street, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Host was established in 2005 by Jon Levy, director of foto8, and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures. Photojournalism - from classical black and white... More
 
 
 
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public... More
 
 
 
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Magnum Photos
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
63 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The London gallery for renowned photo agency, Magnum. Representing the best in photography, The Magnum Photos selection process for new members is legendary for its... More
 
 
 
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Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of... More
 
 
 
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 10 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was... More
 
 
 
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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 10 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her... More
 
 
 
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 10 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent... More
 
 
 
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase... More
 
 
 
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Broadgate Ice Rink
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
London's longest-running outdoor ice rink, Broadgate Ice Rink, can be found between mid November and the end of February in Exchange Square, only a couple... More
 
 
 
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71a Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
71a Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
71a is a gallery and events space in East London hosting everything from film screenings to exhibitions and parties to panels.... More
 
 
 
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Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by... More
 
 
 
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site... More
 
 
 
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New Street Square
London > Attractions
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to... More
 
 
 
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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as ' The Cheesegrater ' due to its distinctive sloping... More
 
 
 
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it... More
 
 
 
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Raven Row
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
56 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Raven Row, a non-profit contemporary art centre in Spitalfields, not far from the Market, opened to the public on 28th February 2009. The name -... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Square
London > Attractions
N1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Home to some of east London's hottest restaurants and bars. ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Miro
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Victoria Miro originally opened in Cork Street in London, W1, in 1985. The gallery moved to its present location in 16 Wharf Road, Islington,... More
 
 
 
 
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Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor ...More

The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Photographic portraits of the people of London, taken over six years....More

My Point Forward
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Blast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition....More

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!
Comedy | On 28th July 2017 

The Nursery Theatre 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The Chortle Award winner presents a show less about how love will tear us apart and more about how the ...More

Live Lab
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2017 

Magnum Photos 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

HIIT The Roof
Sporting Events | Until 25th August 2017 

Aviary 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Fabriclive
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th July 2017 

Fabric 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Two rooms of D&B and grime courtesy of Bad Company UK, TC, Ed Rush, Vivek, Commodo and a host of ...More

Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature
Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2018 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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McQueen Summer Sessions With Felix Da Housecat
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th July 2017 

McQueen 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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Indian Treasures
Indian Treasures
Exhibitions | From 2nd August 

Getty Images Gallery

A new exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery, Indian Treasures marks the 70th anniversary of ...More

 
KERB: Livin' On The Veg
KERB: Livin' On The Veg
Foodie Events | From 18th August 

West Handyside Canopy

KERB welcomes both vegans and meat-lovers to their latest event, Livin' On The Veg. The ...More

 
Shot Espresso, Victoria
Shot Espresso, Victoria
Dining 

With Allpress coffee and Antipodean-style breakfasts, Shot Espresso is a café, deli and aperitif bar ...More

 
Shot Espresso, Parsons Green
Shot Espresso, Parsons Green
Dining 

With Allpress coffee and Antipodean-style breakfasts, Shot Espresso ...More

 
Shot Espresso, Fulham
Shot Espresso, Fulham
Drinking 

With Allpress coffee and Antipodean-style breakfasts, Shot Espresso is a café, deli and aperitif bar ...More

 
The London Rum & Reggae Experience
The London Rum & Reggae Experience
Foodie Events | On 5th August 

Vauxhall Street Food Garden

Taking place at Vauxhall Street Food Garden, The ...More

 
Vauxhall Street Food Garden
Dining 

Open Monday to Friday throughout summer, the Vauxhall Street Food Garden offers local workers the chance to enjoy an al fresco lunch....More

Erdinger Oktoberfest
Erdinger Oktoberfest
Foodie Events | From 5th October 

Greenwich Peninsula

This autumn, German brewery Erdinger presents an authentic Oktoberfest experience in London. The brewery will ...More

 
Kew Science Festival
Kew Science Festival
Exhibitions | From 4th August 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

After launching last year, the Kew Science Festival is back this August. Taking over Kew ...More

 
BBC Countryfile Live
BBC Countryfile Live
Exhibitions | From 3rd August 

Blenheim Palace

Leave the city behind and enjoy a day out in the country this summer at ...More

 
The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
The Jump Off
Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
Dining 

Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
Foodie Events | On 1st August 

Lights Of Soho

Currently taking residence at Lights of Soho, Fiz ...More

 
Stoke Newington Overground Station
Transport 

London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

Mint Gun Club
Mint Gun Club
Dining 

Specialising in delicious apeĢritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
James Cochran N1
James Cochran N1
Dining 

Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Seasonal | From 4th August 

Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
Bang Bang Oriental
Bang Bang Oriental
Dining 

London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
Percolate Open Air
Percolate Open Air
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th July 

Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
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Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
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From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the ...More

 
Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
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Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
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London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
Best Beaches in London
Best Beaches in London
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There's no need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
 
 
 
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