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Mon & Wed & Fri & Sat & Sun 11am-8pm, Tue & Thu 11am-6pm | daily 11am-8pm (except Tue & Wed until 6pm), Open late every Thu until 10pm | Closed 24th to 26th December. Open New Year's day.
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
John Akomfrah: Purple
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th October 2017 to 7th January 2018
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah presents his ambitious new installation, Purple. Being displayed at the Barbican Centre, the six-channel video installation addresses climate change, human ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Basquiat: Boom for Real
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st September 2017 to 28th January 2018
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2 | At Barbican Art Gallery
This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom for Real draws from international museums ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Johann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: The Magic Of Vienna
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 31st December 2017
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Bring some 19th century glamour into your night of celebration with The Magic of Vienna, taking place in the prestigious Barbican Hall. The evening brings to ...More
 
 
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 29th November 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Sakari Oramo conducts Sibelius's Symphony No 6 and Symphony No 4, plus Anders Hillborg's Violin Concerto No 2, with violinist Lisa Batiashvili....More
 
 
 
Tan Dun: The Martial Arts Trilogy
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 30th November 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Tan Dun conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in his scores for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero and The Banquet, accompanied by visuals from the films....More
 
 
 
Another Kind Of Life: Photography On The Margins
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th February to 27th May 2018 - 10am-6pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from ...More
 
 
 
London Concert Orchestra: Zimmer Vs Williams
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Anthony Inglis conducts a celebration of the film scores composed by Hans Zimmer and John Williams....More
 
 
 
Russell Watson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 23rd December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The world-famous tenor, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the ...More
 
 
 
Lift Off (Je Brasse de l'Air)
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 23rd to 27th Jan 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Magali Rousseau's illuminating piece. Be transported into a mysterious world of shadow and light where mechanical illustrations defy the laws of gravity....More
 
 
 
Kate Rusby: At Christmas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 18th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The award-winning and Yorkshire-born folk singer-songwriter performs brand new tracks from her fourth Christmas album, Angels and Men....More
 
 
 
Nils Frahm
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 21st and 23rd February 2018 at 7.30pm & 24th February 2018 at 8pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The minimalist pianist and composer from Germany performs his latest works....More
 
 
 
Anton & Erin: From Broadway To Hollywood
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Saturday 10th February 2018 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag perform classic ballroom dance to Hollywood movie soundtrack and Broadway tunes in a show conducted by ...More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 16th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Sir Simon Rattle conducts a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No 2, 'The Age Of Anxiety' and Wonderful Town (concert version)....More
 
 
 
Modern Couples
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th October 2018 to 27th January 2019 - Various Times
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
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Betes De Foire: Petit Theatre De Gestes
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th to 20th Jan 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Elsa De Witte and Laurent Cabrol's intimate circus piece tinged with nostalgia, where artistry, puppetry and object theatre combine....More
 
 
 
Peeping Tom: Mother
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th Jan 2018 - 7.45pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Gabriela Carrizo and her performers present a non-narrative piece, taking the audience into recognisable spaces to trigger disquieting reflections on motherhood. Contains nudity....More
 
 
 
FC Bergman: 300 el x 50 el x 30 el
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st Jan, 1st Feb, 2nd Feb and 3rd Feb 2018 - 7.45pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Belgian theatre collective FC Bergman presents a wordless production following the inhabitants of a small village gripped by the fear on an impending flood....More
 
 
 
Field Music
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 25th March 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The duo, formed of brothers Peter and David Brewis, perform their rock material....More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 26th November 2017 - 7pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Liszt' Sposalizio, Totentanz and A Faust Symphony, with Alice Sara Ott on piano and Brenden Gunnell, tenor....More
 
 
 
They Might Be Giants
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
American musicians John Flansburgh, John Linnell and crew present their experimental indie-rock tunes from the album, I Like Fun....More
 
 
 
Ben Folds
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 27th May 2018
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The Ben Folds Five frontman-turned-classical artist performs with just a grand piano for company....More
 
 
 
Titus Andronicus
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th & 8th, 13th & 14th, 21st & 22nd and 28th Dec 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's most brutal and bloody play. Directed by Blanche McIntyre and starring David Troughton....More
 
 
 
Transpose
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December 2017 - 7.45pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
An illuminating theatrical journey with artists from the queer and trans communities as they share poetry, music, video art and storytelling with a revelatory quality. Curated ...More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein's Wonderful Town
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 21st December 2017 - 6.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Sir Simon Rattle conducts a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Wonderful Town (concert version)....More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Mozart And Tchaikovsky
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 7th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Nikolaj Znaider conducts a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No 2 and Violin Concerto No 3, plus Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6, 'Pathetique'....More
 
 
 
Mozart Festival Orchestra: Four Seasons By Candlelight
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th December 2017 - 2.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
The ensemble, in full 18th Century costume, perform Bach's Brandeburg Concerto No 3, Stanley's Trumpet Voluntary, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Handel's Rejoice Greatly Messiah and Let ...More
 
 
 
Musicals In Concert: Leading Ladies
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 29th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Linzi Hateley and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, accompanied by Richard Balcombe conducting the Manchester Concert Orchestra, perform a selection of songs from a range ...More
 
 
 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's Ninth
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 28th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Christopher Warren-Green conducts the orchestra and singers for a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5, Emperor and Symphony No 9, Choral....More
 
 
 
Unsound Dislocation
London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 8th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Experimental music and sound art from NIVHEK (Liz Harris/Grouper) & MFO, The Caretaker (Leyland Kirby of V/VM)...More
 
 
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Strauss And Mahler
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 13th December 2017 at 7.30pm & Sunday 17th December 2017 at 7pm
Barbican Art Gallery, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Art Gallery
Sir Simon Rattle conducts a performance of Strauss's Metamorphosen and Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde. With tenor Simon O'Neill and baritone Christian Gerhaher....More
 
 
 
 
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John Akomfrah: Purple
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre EC2Y 8DS EC2 8DS - 0 minute walk from Barbican Art Gallery

British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah presents his ambitious new installation, Purple. Being displayed at the Barbican Centre, the six-channel ...More

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

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

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

 
Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th November 2017 

Fabric 7 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

House and techno across two rooms courtesy of Craig Richards, Call Super, Planetary Assault Systems and Function....More

Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 7 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
Fierce Angel Present An Early Xmas Fierce
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th November 2017 

McQueen 9 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

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Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 9 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 
Re:Imagine Presents: Daft Punk - A Live Orchestral Rendition
Concerts | On 25th November 2017 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

A 16-piece orchestra performs the music of the Daft Punk album Homework in its own style....More

XOYO Loves
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th November 2017 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Art Gallery

House, techno and disco courtesy of M.A.N.D.Y., Roland Leesker and Joshua James....More

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Insta Gift Market
Insta Gift Market
Shopping | On 2nd December 

Old Spitalfields Market

Instagram hosts a one of a kind event this weekend, taking over Old Spitalfields Market ...More

 
Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith
Concerts | On 14th March 

The O2 Arena

Paloma Faith, the London-hailing soul-pop singer-songwriter, well known for her quirky, eccentric style, goes on ...More

 
Rag 'n' Bone Man
Rag 'n' Bone Man
Concerts | On 8th March 

Alexandra Palace

BRIT Award winner Rory Graham, aka Rag 'n' Bone Man, plays his biggest show to ...More

 
Pressure
Pressure
Theatre | From 28th March 

Park Theatre

John Dove directs David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers in the Royal Lyceum Theatre ...More

 
Morrissey
Morrissey
Concerts | On 7th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The singer-songwriter who rose to prominence as lead vocalist for 80s band, The Smiths, plays ...More

 
Sutra
Sutra
Dance | From 26th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

An award-winning collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks ...More

 
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Theatre | From 16th March 

Piccadilly Theatre

Pop Idol winner Will Young plays the brand ...More

 
Tina
Tina
Theatre | From 21st March 

Aldwych Theatre

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
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The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary, Shakespeare's Globe gets a new Artistic Director and three ...More

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Dance | From 10th February 

The O2 Arena

Strictly champion Ore Oduba and judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli appear at the live version of the popular, glitzy BBC television show. The live ...More

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Dance | From 8th February 

SSE Arena, Wembley

Strictly champion Ore Oduba appears at the live version of the popular, glitzy BBC television show, along with judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli. The ...More

Butterscotch Bakery
Butterscotch Bakery
Dining 

Over ten years after she founded Bea's of Bloomsbury the Cordon Bleu trained chef, Bea ...More

 
Londrino
Londrino
Dining 

Londrino, Leandro Carreira's first standalone restaurant and wine bar, begins with the flavours, traditions and ...More

 
Indian Accent
Indian Accent
Dining 

The only restaurant in India to feature in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Indian ...More

 
Camden Town Brewery, Enfield
Business 

In May 2017 London craft brewer and makers of Hells Beer, Camden Town Brewery, launched its £30 million modern warehouse brewery in Enfield. ...More

Harry's Dolci
Harry's Dolci
Dining 

An all-day Italian restaurant from the Caprice group, Harry's Dolci emulates the glamour of 1950's ...More

 
Veeno St Paul's
Veeno St Paul's
Drinking 

Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing....More

 
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Drinking 

Italian wine bar in a listed building in ...More

 
Pickle and Toast
Dining 

Serving grilled cheese sandwiches in Soho, Pickle and Toast is open for breakfast, lunch, evening beers and late bites from dawn till dark....More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
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Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
Jack Solomons Club
Jack Solomons Club
Drinking 

Soho speakeasy bar on Great Windmill Street with live music, DJs and old school glamour....More

 
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Dining 

Cocktails and desserts, French bistro Sans Pere in Broadway Market has created a menu perfect ...More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
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No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

 
 
 
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