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Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
+44 20 7638 8891
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Concert hall and more

Excellent concert hall, home of the LSO, plus cinema, restaurants, music and book library and more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Asahikawa, Japan
'No bags, photography or readmission' sums art gallery up

I had long planned to visit the excellent Basquiat exhibition with my friends but was horrified to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nettie P
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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
City of London
+44 20 7638 8891
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent concert hall, home of the LSO, plus cinema, restaurants, music and book library and more. Best access from Moorgate or Barbican tubes, main entrance (there are many) in Silk St. Labyrinthine structure with internal gardens, large ornamental pond, restaurants etc.

Thank GeoffCh2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had long planned to visit the excellent Basquiat exhibition with my friends but was horrified to be told I had to surrender my handbag before entering. I would never have come had I known this. In the last year I have visited many art...More

Thank Nettie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. I would certainly recommend a visit to the Barbican, specially the Barbican tour which is very insightful.

Thank anamariec2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take in a performance of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The Barbican Centre is a very large complex, located in a jumble of buildings near the Moorgate Underground Station. Be warned: while large, it is not as easy to find as one...More

Thank Northern_Ibis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All over bricks, nothing else. I am sure some green nature could be added. Nothing for kids. If they dont like now they will never take their kids as well.

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful concert but it was spoilt by the fact that we didn’t get in to the auditorium until 10 minutes after the programme was due to start, we had no time to settle or to read the programme. We had arrived at door7 at 7pm...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

why did someone build such a horrible looking building? It is full of poncy pretentious types and ugly modern art also.

Thank Death_Trip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth visiting to watch a movie, see an exhibition, arts, concerts etc. Easy access to and from city centre. 5 min walk from St Pau's Cathedral.

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a HUGE theater complex with several theaters, concert halls and movie plex. It can be a bit overwhelming. It’s also the home of productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company. If you can get tickets, do go. You will have a Memorable lifetime experience...More

Thank Shankar R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why go to the trouble? You can actually get to the Barbican tube stop, if you're smart etteenough to take a "Westbound" Circle Line when you actually want to go East(!) Upon arrival at the stop, there's an arrow for the overhead passage to "Barbican...More

Thank Charon666
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Jadwiga Z
9 September 2016|
Response from neil1066 | Reviewed this property |
Call them or visit the website
Sara L
6 June 2015|
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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.