The largest performing arts center in Europe, Barbican Centre offers a wide range of theater, art, dance, film, and music events throughout the year. An important source of culture for Londoners, the center contains numerous venues, including the 2,000-capacity Barbican Hall, which hosts the London Symphony Orchestra, the 1,200-capacity Barbican Theatre, which the Royal Shakespeare Company designed and uses, the Barbican Art Gallery, a three-screen cinema, a library, and numerous restaurants, conference halls, and trade exhibition halls. The expansive facility can be challenging to navigate, so download a floorplan from its website before visiting. Make Barbican Centre a centerpiece of your London vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our London attractions site.
Tours To Barbican Centre
Clerkenwell, Farringdon & Smithfield: A whimsical audio walking tour in London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $6
Duration: 60 to 180 minutes
Discovery Walk in London’s Barbican: architecture & life BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $22
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Brutalism for Beginners - Architecture & Social History Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $31
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Barbican Centre Reviews
Best performances in London, therefore Worlwide, in a Brutalist Modern bunker with a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants. Lots of hang-out space. more »
This is a superb venue showing a diverse range of musical and creative performances. As a musician, I rate the acoustics as very good, and the proximity to the audience provides a reasonably... more »
Great venue, all seats look to have a good view. Facilities are all in good condition and easy enough to navigate. Close to tube and train stations. Can easily go here for a few drinks or something to eat before a performance. Also has free exhibitions.
Extremely great service by one of the staff there. As my friends arrived a tad late into the play. She manage to sneak us in quietly and honestly, owe it to her, otherwise we would have missed the play altogether. A great night out with friends if you're stuck on what to do. Highly recommended if you are into theatre.
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