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Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
+44 20 7638 8891
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Wonderful concert-hall. Terrible building. Poor catering concession.

Spent the day at LSO Discovery Day - included morning open rehearsal with Simon Rattle conducting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eluned o
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London, United Kingdom
Avoid the Martini Bar and other restaurants

The Barbican is brilliant, wonderful and amazing. Iconic architecture, great concert halls, superb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philosophical
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London, United Kingdom
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The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, featuring art, film, music, theatre, dance and education all under one roof and under one creative direction. There's a great choice of eating and drinking at the Barbican, with something to please every taste.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
City of London
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent the day at LSO Discovery Day - included morning open rehearsal with Simon Rattle conducting, afternoon musically illustrated talk on one of the pieces and the formal concert in the evening. That part was truly wonderful and exceptional (5 Very Shiny Stars With Glittery...More

Thank Eluned o
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barbican is brilliant, wonderful and amazing. Iconic architecture, great concert halls, superb theatre, three cinemas, a great outdoor space, fountains, art exhibitions and loads more. Why, then, are the restaurants such utter rubbish? The so-called Martini Bar couldn't make a decent martini with a...More

Thank Philosophical
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be a must for all visitors to London, most of the exhibitions are free and there is always something new on. The current "photography on the margins" exhibition is outstanding and very thought provoking. Cafes inside are quite expensive but this is the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rcently attended a LSO concert, which I very much enjoyed. However the options for refreshments lead a lot to be desired of. The main fiyer was dominated by Benugo, leaving little option. The Bar was however very goid and staff friendly. Unfirtunately the Barbican...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Barbican Theatre to watch the Black Ballet. My first ballet performance and oh what a treat. There was a double bill the first was a play all performed through dance. Brilliant story line and a tragic ending. Then a classical ballet...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the Barbican from me 56th with me son, to see "Another Kind of Life Photography on the Margins" fantastic photo's from the 1950's to today great. Then meal in one of the restaurants the food was top drawer very nice. Also the outside space...More

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Barbican specifically to see a concert by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (composers of the Stranger Things soundtrack). As we couldn't get a meal at our restaurant of first choice, we decided to have a meal at the Barbican which was okay...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been to the Barbican before and the stranger things concert was my first. We had one spare ticket and knowing it was sold out decided to offer it for resale at the box office. 10 minutes later we were still standing there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the City of London area, then making the effort to visit the Barbican centre is certainly worth it. It's an unusual mix of brutalist residential and commercial buildings and grade II listed. There's always something going on and it can be...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The conservatory has to be an undiscovered gem for most people. Well lit up inside and in parts a tropical paridise set amoungst the brutalist concrete architecture. The arid area with cacti and succulents is also well worth a visit. These bits are free, all...More

Thank Colin D
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Response from neil1066 | Reviewed this property |
Call them or visit the website
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Response from TR6-KID | Reviewed this property |
Pretty good, would go along with designman, also try and get front row seats if poss.
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