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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2012

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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
 
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Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
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    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
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    Les Arts Florissants: Monteverdi Madrigals Book 8
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 24th May 2015 at 2pm and 7.30pm
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    Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Architecture Tour
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    London > Shopping > Music Shops
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    London > Education > Professional Training
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    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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    event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
    DATES  21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2015
    VENUE  Barbican Centre 
    As well as the highly anticipated production starring Benedict Cumberbatch later in the year, the Barbican is also staging a Ninagawa Company production of Hamlet in 2015. As part of a celebration of Ninagawa's eightieth birthday, the new version of Shakespeare's classic stars popular Japanese actor Tatsuya Fujiwara, best known for his roles in the... More about this event
     
    Mad Max: Fury Road 3DMad Max: Fury Road 3DImmortan Joe rules the Citadel with an iron fist and he intends to mastermind the propagation of mankind in his own cruel image using five women called The Wives. Imperator Furiosa kidnaps these slaves and flees across the Wasteland. They join forces with Max Rockatansky, who has knowledge of the Wasteland and can help the fugitives find sanctuary 2015-05-24T15:40:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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    Roman Signer: Slow MovementRoman Signer: Slow MovementSculptural installations and video works by the Swiss artist, based on the kayak.2015-05-24T11:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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    Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as CollectorMagnificent Obsessions: The Artist as CollectorMagnificent Obsessions: The Artist as CollectorThe Barbican delves into the world of collectors for Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, the first major exhibition in the UK to present the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. Its display of masterpieces, post-war pieces and oddball artefacts comes from such artists as Peter Blake, Edmund de Waal and Damien Hir2015-05-25T10:00:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
    DATES  12th February to 25th May 2015
    VENUE  Barbican Centre 
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    Barbican Centre

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    Theatre | Until 24th May 2015 

    Barbican Centre

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    Kids Events | Until 24th May 2015 

    Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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