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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2012

ADDRESS
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS 
 
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Dates:
3rd August 2011 until 31st December 2012
 
OPENING TIMES
11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm
 
PRICES
Standard: £8 | Members, concessions and under 16s: £6
 

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The Barbican centre is a diverse and a multi faceted art building that has long been a point of amazement. In order to allow visitors to fully engage with the venue and understand the history behind it, they can partake in one of the Architecture Tours. Led by Barbican explorers, this 90 minute walking tour delves into the history of the site and original plans for the design.

The Barbican centre is located in central London close to St Paul's. In order to find hotels near the Barbican and all the best deals, be sure to visit our page on London Hotels.

 

About Barbican Centre

Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. More about Barbican Centre

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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The Montcalm At Brewery London City
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £119  27% off
52 Chiswell Street, EC1Y | 2 minutes from Architecture Tour
Set deep in the heart of London's financial district, a majestic edifice stands tall and grand building, a living embodiment of distinction, class and flamboyance. The ... More
 
 
 
London City Suites by Montcalm
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £85  25% off
42-46 Chiswell Street, EC1Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
The London City Suites by Montcalm are within a grade II listed heritage building, located in the City of London. The 5-star accommodation provides all the ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  30% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Henry IV (Part II)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare ...More
 
 
 
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Henry IV (Part I)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th November 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November. Gregory Doran's production features "a major performance from ...More
 
 
 
Ends Today
Bjork: Biophilia Live
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 24th to 30th Oct 2014
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Released in October 2011, Biophilia is the eighth studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork. This experimental LP combines themes of technology and nature in a soundscape ...More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Architecture Tour
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Architecture Tour
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Architecture Tour
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, , City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Wood Street Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Fore Street, EC2Y8AX | 2 minutes from Architecture Tour
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
56 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 3 minutes from Architecture Tour
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Architecture Tour
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Architecture Tour
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Architecture Tour
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Architecture Tour
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
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2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
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102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
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The Longroom
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18-20 St. John Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Architecture Tour
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Barbican Centre events

 
Bjork: Biophilia LiveBjork: Biophilia LiveReleased in October 2011, Biophilia is the eighth studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork. This experimental LP combines themes of technology and nature in a soundscape of electronic and acoustic music. In this live recording of a concert at Alexandra Palace in London on September 3, 2013, Bjork performs the entire album accompanied by th30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Bjork: Biophilia Live
event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Released in October 2011, Biophilia is the eighth studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork. This experimental LP combines themes of technology and nature in a soundscape of electronic and acoustic music. In this live recording of a concert at Alexandra Palace in London on September 3, 2013, Bjork performs the entire album accompanied by th
Cathedrals Of CultureCathedrals Of CultureSix acclaimed filmmakers - Robert Redford, Wim Wenders, Karim Ainouz, Michael Madsen, Michael Glawogger and Margreth Olin - attempt to answer the question, "If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" by making short films from the perspective of the Berlin Philharmonic, the National Library of Russia, Halden Prison, the Salk Institute,30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Cathedrals Of Culture
event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Six acclaimed filmmakers - Robert Redford, Wim Wenders, Karim Ainouz, Michael Madsen, Michael Glawogger and Margreth Olin - attempt to answer the question, "If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" by making short films from the perspective of the Berlin Philharmonic, the National Library of Russia, Halden Prison, the Salk Institute,
Gone GirlGone GirlOn her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne vanishes without trace. Her husband Nick works with the police to front a high-profile media campaign to secure the safe return of his "amazing Amy". In the glare of the spotlight, fractures appear in the Dunnes' marriage and police and public both question Nick's innocence. With Amy's creepy ex-boyfriend30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Gone Girl
event > Film Events
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
On her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne vanishes without trace. Her husband Nick works with the police to front a high-profile media campaign to secure the safe return of his "amazing Amy". In the glare of the spotlight, fractures appear in the Dunnes' marriage and police and public both question Nick's innocence. With Amy's creepy ex-boyfriend
Good Bye Lenin!Good Bye Lenin!After witnessing her son Alexander being arrested during a demonstration, staunch socialist Christiane suffers a massive heart attack and slips into a coma. Eight months later, she wakes and the doctor issues a stark warning to the siblings: keep Christiane calm at all times otherwise she will suffer another heart attack and die. In an effort to ma30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Good Bye Lenin!
event > Film Events
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
After witnessing her son Alexander being arrested during a demonstration, staunch socialist Christiane suffers a massive heart attack and slips into a coma. Eight months later, she wakes and the doctor issues a stark warning to the siblings: keep Christiane calm at all times otherwise she will suffer another heart attack and die. In an effort to ma
IdaIdaEighteen-year-old orphan Anna has been raised in a convent in 1960s Poland and she has devoted her life to the Lord under the watchful gaze of the Mother Superior. As Anna prepares to become a nun, Mother Superior insists that the young woman reconnect with her past by visiting her sole living relative. So Anna abandons the safety of the convent an30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Ida
event > Film Events
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Eighteen-year-old orphan Anna has been raised in a convent in 1960s Poland and she has devoted her life to the Lord under the watchful gaze of the Mother Superior. As Anna prepares to become a nun, Mother Superior insists that the young woman reconnect with her past by visiting her sole living relative. So Anna abandons the safety of the convent an
Ila Beka & Louise Lemoine: Barbicania + Q&AIla Beka & Louise Lemoine: Barbicania + Q&A30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Ila Beka & Louise Lemoine: Barbicania + Q&A
event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Man With A Movie Camera + Live Musical AccompanimentMan With A Movie Camera + Live Musical Accompaniment30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Man With A Movie Camera + Live Musical Accompaniment
event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
McLaren's Influences: Blinkity Blank + Neighbours + Pas De Deux + Linear Dreams + Be Gone Dull Care McLaren's Influences: Blinkity Blank + Neighbours + Pas De Deux + Linear Dreams + Be Gone Dull Care 30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
McLaren's Influences: Blinkity Blank + Neighbours + Pas De Deux + Linear Dreams + Be Gone Dull Care
event > Film Events
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
Northern SoulNorthern SoulJohn Clark is a loner in his northern community, one step out of time with the other young people, until he meets Matt, who introduces John to the electrifying sounds and moves of Northern Soul. The young men are swept up by this cultural movement and cannot resist the pull of the drugs and booze that are rife in the dancehalls. Friendships are tes30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Northern Soul
event > Film Events
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
John Clark is a loner in his northern community, one step out of time with the other young people, until he meets Matt, who introduces John to the electrifying sounds and moves of Northern Soul. The young men are swept up by this cultural movement and cannot resist the pull of the drugs and booze that are rife in the dancehalls. Friendships are tes
Royal Opera Live: I Due FoscariRoyal Opera Live: I Due Foscari30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
Category: event
Ends Today
Royal Opera Live: I Due Foscari
event > Film Events
DATES  24th to 30th Oct 2014
VENUE  Barbican Centre 
 
 

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London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 30th October 2014 

Barbican Centre

Bernard Haitink leads the orchestra, with pianist Mitsuko Uchida, through Debussy's Prelude A l'apres-midi d'un Faune, Mozart's Piano Concerto No ...More

Music Therapy - The Art And Science
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

Barbican Centre

An exhibition designed to present a visual history of music therapy....More

Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Architects
Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2015 

Barbican Centre

An exhibition of rare photographs taken by CP&B and watercolours by Powell. The first display in a series exploring the ...More

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Barbican Centre

Eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and think ...More

 
Walead Beshty
Walead Beshty
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2015 

Barbican Centre

The latest Curve commission sees London-born, Los Angeles-based artist, Walead Beshty transform the space by covering the vast 90-metre curved ...More

 
Camera Lucida
Theatre | Until 8th November 2014 

Barbican Centre

Performance artist Dickie Beau directs his latest show, an ensemble piece featuring well-known voices, retrieved through a process of audio ...More

The Wild Duck
Theatre | Until 1st November 2014 

Barbican Centre

Simon Stone's re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen's play, presented by the Australian ensemble, Belvoir Sydney....More

Psst! Secrets Of A White Rabbit: Florschutz and Dohnert (Over 2s)
Psst! Secrets Of A White Rabbit: Florschutz and Dohnert (Over 2s)
Theatre | Until 4th November 2014 

Barbican Centre

Fall under the spell of a little rabbit conjured out of tissue paper by Florschutz & Dohnert, a duo of ...More

 
Our Londinium 2012
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Contemporary works and historical artefacts exploring parallels between Roman London and the modern capital, selected by young people from the ...More

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Likely to be one of 2014's most popular exhibitions, Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London will be the largest ...More

 
 
 
 
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