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Address: Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
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020 7638 889
10:00 - 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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Ugly but interesting.

This complex of buildings is incredibly ugly, no matter how much brutalism is revised upwards by those in the know. However, it houses some fantastic places: a cinema that plays... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ignore the fact that in the end the city bankers snapped these up so they could walk to work and play with their remote control cars here after work, as actually this is a marvel of urban planning where the design took the high ground because it didn't look like a rabbit warren of dark spaces on the paper (if... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have. Ever quite figured this huge place out. This time the small exhibit on the revolutionary living style of this architecture was interesting. The conservatory is welcome greenery in the city and very popular with locals. Why it is open only on Sunday beats me. We always get lost trying to exit the place and tubes are not convenient... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This complex of buildings is incredibly ugly, no matter how much brutalism is revised upwards by those in the know. However, it houses some fantastic places: a cinema that plays interesting films not shown elsewhere, galleries with varied calendars and a few decent spots to eat too. It's also very easy to get to and well connected to other areas... More 

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

I've visit the Barbican Centre over the years for some of the many free exhibitions they have on show & i have also had a fabulous meal in their lovely restaurant with my daughter, partner, at a time when my daughter worked at the Barbican. This building is an Architecture's dream or nightmare. I love this place due to the... More 

Thank Breezerbaby
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A play in an intimate theatre in the Milton Court studio, part of the Barbican centre. A very entertaining play performed by students in their last year of theatre studies. Superb acting and directing well worth a visit. I went to an afternoon performance. Tickets with concessions only £5 a visit full price only £10.

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Galan, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Milton Court Studio, Barbican Centre , to see a play by final year drama students. We didn't know what to expect but it was a very professional performance , excellent play, attractive small theatre. We attended the afternoon performance , and with concessions ( students or OAPs) the tickets were £5, excellent value for money . Very... More 

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

attended a concert here and it has fantastic acoustics. the restaurant is also very good be it for lunch or pit stop for a coffee and cake.

Thank 4XLo
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Mum and I went doe the Vulgar Fashion exhibition and there was so much going on while we were there. The exhibition itself was great, really enjoyable. But the Barbican was equally as freat. The cafe was lovely - really sandwich and cake. While we were at the cafe there was live music playing om the stage opposite. After... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to my birthday treat - a visit to the Barbican to see Anton & Erin dancing . Unfortunately the whole experience was not as good as I had expected. The venue is very confusing with very few staff to help and the food in the restaurant was below average. The show was certainly nothing special. The... More 

Thank sueSouthend_on_sea
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to two wonderful performances of little known Shakespeare plays. Excellent staging and super views from every seat. Easy to get great snacks beforehand or a great meal if you more time. There is cheap parking for the evening performances.

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