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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...more
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The Barbican Centre is splendidly brutal in its layout and it would seem the burghers of the City of London don't want the yokels from outside the city to find there way in.
The building is gritty to the touch, and tough on the eye,...More
Tickets bought for my birthday we came to see the Scottish Play with the amazing Christopher Eccleston as a northern Macbeth and Niamh Cusack as the mad lady Macbeth. My handbag (which contained our tickets) was stolen on the way to the theatre – the...More
We’d booked tickets as a birthday present and weren’t disappointed. Yes, it’s a hard watch but it’s a contemporary setting which adds to the whole experience in what is a very different theatre.
Finally, a big thanks to the box office staff. Our tickets had...More
Christopher Eccleston plays a strong brutal northern Macbeth with a wonderfully evocative (also slightly mad) lady Macbeth. His decent into madness (whilst hosting dinner) and her hand washing somnambulant scene stealing make for a potent combination.
All delivered in an iconic brutalist Barbican, which has...More
I visited the Barbican Theatre last night to watch an RSC production. It was my first time visiting and, honestly, I thought the theatre was beautiful! Although it doesn't have the ornate coving of some of the older theatres in London, there was something laid-back...More
I was really surprised by my visit to Barbican Cinema. We asked for two tickets, it took 10 minutes for them to put it through and then they sold us one and when we said we had asked for two they said now there weren’t...More
If England was a more sunny country the Barbican would be seen as a mediterranean paradise. But in the rain it looks bleak. Underneath though is great food, amazing entertainment, even some shopping. Worth a closer look.
I wasn't focussed on the Barbican Centre, but rather the entire city-within-a-city Barbican complex. It is one of the few remaining complete brutalist complexes in London and I was looking forward to exploring and photographing it on a foggy London evening. Whilst the complex is...More
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.