Barbican Library  

 
 
ADDRESS
Barbican Centre, City, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon, Wed: 9.30am-5.30pm; Tue, Thu: 9.30am-7.30pm; Fri: 9.30am-2pm; Sat: 9.30am-4pm; Sun: closed
 

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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
 
 
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What's on in London 2017

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2017 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2017 London events.

 
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Hotels near Barbican Library

Near Barbican Library
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £86  39% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican Library
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £175  28% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from Barbican Library
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  30% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Barbican Library
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest Barbican Library

Nearest to Barbican Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 12 minutes from Barbican Library
This specialist library off Fleet Street houses 50,000 books and 3,500 periodicals, catalogues and directories on printing. From techniques to type faces, graphic design to typography, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 17 minutes from Barbican Library
The Women's Library was established in 1926, as the Library of the London Society for Women's Service, the successor of the London women's suffrage organisation led ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 35 minutes from Barbican Library
In July 2014 St Pancras Library closed in its former location, Argyle Street, and relocated to shiny new premises at 5 Pancras Square, a new-build 14-storey ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Barbican Library

Near Barbican Library
Now On
Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th July to 13th August 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Library, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
Step into a dreamlike word with these inventive performance pieces by the American dancer and choreographer. Contains nudity, as well as some explicit imagery....More
 
 
 
Now On
The Tempest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th June to 18th August 2017 - Various Times
Barbican Library, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
This production is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and stars Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, the magician, taking vengeance on the men who wronged ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd June to 1st September 2017
Barbican Library, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, film and literature takes over the ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Barbican Library

Near Barbican Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
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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Sights and Attractions near Barbican Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Barbican Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Barbican Library

The best shops and markets near Barbican Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Barbican Library
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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Restaurants near Barbican Library

What are the best dining options near Barbican Library London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bonfire
London > Restaurants >
1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Barbican Library

Near Barbican Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Library
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Barbican Library
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Barbican Library

Barbican Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican Library
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Barbican Library
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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Pubs near Barbican Library

The best pubs near London Barbican Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican Library
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Barbican Library

Barbican Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Library
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican Library
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Barbican Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Barbican Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Library
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Barbican Library
... More
 
 
 
 

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Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2017 

Barbican Centre

This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, ...More

 
The Tempest
Theatre | Until 18th August 2017 

Barbican Centre

This production is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and stars Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, the magician, taking ...More

The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Library

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Library

Photographic portraits of the people of London, taken over six years....More

My Point Forward
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Library

Blast Theory present a series of newly commissioned short films in this interactive exhibition....More

Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Library

A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor ...More

Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature
Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2018 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican Library

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Bill Viola
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Library

The internationally-acclaimed artist displays a second permanent large-scale installation, titled Mary, the first moving-image artworks to be installed in a ...More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Library

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

London Shuffle Club
London Shuffle Club
Sporting Events | Until 2nd September 2017 

The Yard 10 minutes walk from Barbican Library

Moving to Worship Street in Shoreditch for the summer, the Shuffle Club gets an outside space from July to September; ...More

 

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Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to a railway arch in East London....More

The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new social appetite for food photography. Now a cultural practice and social media phenomenon, the act of taking images of food ...More

Rolls-Royce Great Expectations
Rolls-Royce Great Expectations
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
Coal Rooms
Coal Rooms
Dining 

Originally part of Peckham Rye's train station in the 1930s Coal Room is a restaurant ...More

 
The Art of the Football Shirt
Exhibitions | From 26th July 

The Old Truman Brewery

Curated by fashion historian Neal Heard, The Art of the Football Shirt explores the relationship between football and popular culture. In the exhibition, Heard shares his vast knowledge, ...More

Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
Merchant Square
Merchant Square
Attractions 

Modern development at the heart of Paddington's waterways. Home to Thomas Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge and ...More

 
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Go Ape - Cockfosters
Sport 

Go Ape at Cockfosters in Trent Park, in 413 acres of London's Green Belt, has ...More

 
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace
Attractions 

Join the Go Ape tree top adventure at Alexandra Palace and swing through the trees, ...More

 
Bar Elba
Bar Elba
Drinking 

The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop ...More

 
Minnow
Minnow
Dining 

Sseasonal, modern European dishes, with a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean from ...More

 
Sub Cult
Sub Cult
Dining 

Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
Lorde
Lorde
Concerts | On 27th September 

Alexandra Palace

Fresh from her storming Glastonbury performance, Lorde comes to Alexandra Palace promoting long-awaited new album ...More

 
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
Wonderland
Wonderland
Theatre | From 7th August 

Richmond Theatre

This is the last chance you have to see the critically acclaimed Wonderland, as Frank ...More

 
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Exhibitions | On 4th August 

Natural History Museum

Usually aimed at children, the Natural History Museum extends its late night Dino Snores event ...More

 
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