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Address: Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, England
Phone Number: 020 7638 889
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00

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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Its a good day out with kids specially if they are into music. Its london's best examples of Brutalist architecture worth going.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An acquaintance who had lived in London for 3 months a few years ago, surprised me recently. When I mentioned visiting the Barbican Centre during my last visit to the U.K., she asked me where it was? That was when I realized that a lot of people are apparently unaware of one of London's great attractions. Located in the City... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent, friendly and welcoming concert experience. Came last week to see the LSO, and despite buying a student ticket through an app, I was able to collect a paper ticket and the free programme which was very informative, and available to all audience members. This made me feel very welcome, and got my experience off to a good start.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a good day out with kids specially if they are into music. Its london's best examples of Brutalist architecture worth going.

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for the second time playing catch up for my wife this time to see the RSC production of King Lear. Because we ended buying tickets late on due to illness we ended up taking what we could get. We had two £10 tickets!!! I guessed we would be so far back we would probably be sat in Buck's. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to the Barbican to see "the vulgar" exhibition which was extremely interesting and enlightening but also quite comic and mostly beautiful. As I was already there I went to see the art installations, and came back in the evening to se a film ( Japanese short animation movies). Hopefully will get tickets this week to King Lear" at Barbican... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved coming here - enjoyed looking at the exhibit before waiting to see our show. Seats in the theatre comfy - had a great view of the whole stage. Tickets reasonably priced. Adequate legroom.

Thank MrsBsTravels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having a soft spot for brutalism, we took the two hour guided walking tour of the Barbican Centre and it was great. The guide was fantastic and there's so much to see! Despite rather cold weather, the time flew by and I wish there was another walk I could take to learn and see more. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit since traveling to the U.K. over the past thirty years and why did I wait so long to see a play here? A brilliant venue in which there is no bad seat. The seats were comfortable, lighting professional, live musicians and the great Antony Sher as King Lear. What else could I have asked for.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large complex that is left over from the 80 with a surrounding of apartments and shops. The entrance of silk Street has a reception and seating area. It is utilitarian but lack soul I would only visit if necessary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If in London, one should check out what's on section of this venue. Lots of free activities for children and adults, exhibitions. Free wifi. Numerous bars, cafe and a restaurant "Barbican Kitchen" that caters for all tastes. Concerts are usually reasonably priced, acoustics are amazing and the view from any seat is good. The easiest way to get there is... More 

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