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Address: Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, England
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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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Great venue for a fitting occassion. Perfectly located, and is a great place to have such a memorable occassion.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sheffield
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I always get lost in the Barbican, but who cares?! It's a great place to wander and relax. I do like the cafe but on this trip we found a seat in the Martini bar - rude not to indulge in a quick martini after work! Wonderful.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The 1970s live here in this massive development which looks like London's version of urban renewal. Massive and cold, although with time the hard edges seem to be smoothing out. Center of London.

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Thank Thomas V
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing space , away from the hustle & bustle of London peace quiet and tranquility, fantastic cafe , great conservatory full of fabulous plants , the cactus room was amazing , afternoon tea looked fun , great space will visit again

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Thank anne b
Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to Barbican amazing place so big lots of history different rooms places to visit bar top of building lovely drinks good did not eat there lovely views of Barbican worth a visit

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Thank pamelairwin
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cultural centre, I feel, is supposed to inspire, uplift, or make you curious. With its brutalist architecture, The Barbican Centre certainly does neither of the former two, as it has a rather dull, sad, and heavy presence. Yet, it does arouse your curiosity. With it's disjointed layout, it allows you to explore, and come across different nooks and crannies.... More 

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Thank wadajo
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an iconic part of the city from the 50-60's. An all integrated experience with flats, exhibitions paces, theaters, library, restaurants etc etc. Very few examples of such integrated and all-thought out urban living quarters are available in the world.Not to be missed. But beware: you should not be afraid of this period "brutal style of architecture"!

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Thank WorldCitizenSteph
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

check listings for events , but even a fantastic place just to roam around at lunch time or after work .

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Thank Inno I
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with a friend. It's a short walk from Moorgate. We came as another friend told us of the conservatory. It's only open on certain days of the year, but it's a lovely space, where plants run wild over brutalist architecture. Definitely worth a visit. I loved it. It gets a bit warm after a while though.

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Thank SianMcGuinness
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barbican Centre is one of my favourite places to visit in London. The exhibitions are always very well organised and worth a visit. I love going to the theatre in The Barbican, it has some lovely productions. The ambience of the whole place is serene and peaceful. It is very close to the Museum of London, which is also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue for a fitting occassion. Perfectly located, and is a great place to have such a memorable occassion.

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