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Address: Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, England
Phone Number:
020 7638 889
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09:00 - 23:00
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The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, featuring...

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.

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Best of Brutalist architecture and a great cultural venue- or simply enjoy a stroll around the complex

The Barbican centre has excellent cinemas (new cinemas replaced old in the last couple of years), concert halls, art gallery and truly world class theatres (the Royal Shakespeare... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we took a guided tour of the whole barbican complex and learnt many interesting facts about this huge concrete architecture. It would've been even better if it had included a visit into 1 of the numerous condos to see the interior, as we had been told that others had that opportunity.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I do not understand why people admire brutalist architecture. i think it is not interesting at all. it is scary.

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Thank umuth82
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're no strangers to the Barbican Centre having visited it countless times since its opening in 1982 and we regularly enjoyed the New Years Eve Strauss Concerts by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted until this time by John Georgiadis whose relaxed informal style interacted extremely well with both orchestra and audience. For 2016, Mr Georgiadis hung up his baton and handed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only thing I don't like about The Barbican is finding the entrance. Despite that I love walking around The "Brutal" architecture of the Centre and the residential estate. I met colleagues in the centre for Tea at the Benuga Cafe, followed y viewing the excellent "Vulgar " Fashion Exhibition. Brilliantly curated in this Fantadtic Space A great afternoon. Excellent

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barbican centre has excellent cinemas (new cinemas replaced old in the last couple of years), concert halls, art gallery and truly world class theatres (the Royal Shakespeare Company 'live' here). It is an excellent destination for the performing and visual arts and has a range of paying exhibitions and free exhibitions of contemporary arts, crafts and historical interest. The... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of seven of us attended "The Last Night of the Christmas Proms" here in December. The venue is easy to find, clean and spacious. The view of the stage was good and the acoustics excellent. A great music venue.

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Thank KingDad007
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to experience London architecture of a certain period of the 1970's this is a place to see. It is a very large development of concrete and glass, rather stark and unwelcoming but still interesting to walk around. The London Museum is close by and the entrance to the Barbican theatre is from the courtyard which has a... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic art and music venue. Top class shows and a lovely place to visit. Good value too compared to many other London venues.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really love the Barbican. It has a varied programme of events and a good selection of restaurants and bars.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was difficult to get here....lots of steps but we must have gone the back way signposted from the station! Once inside, not too keen on decor. Staff were lovely and friendly. Drinks were ordered for half time...but someone else took them! They sorted it quickly but it took the whole break to get to the bar to tell them! Inside... More 

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