Barbican Conservatory  

 
 
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Gallery Floor (Level 3), City, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
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Only open Sundays 12:00 - 16:00 and Bank Holiday Mondays
 

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Barbican ConservatoryHome 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 may look like a giant green house to the casual observer but finches, quails and exotic fish all live here. Opened in 1984, the glass structure is yet another part of the Barbican's famously strange and controversial architectural make-up. Being enclosed by the glass roof means you can visit in any weather (though it is only open on Sundays, 12:00 - 16:00, and Bank Holidays). A popular choice for private functions, conferences and film premieres, the Conservatory can comfortably hold up to 150 guests for drinks. It was the venue for the premiere of the film starring the world's most famous teenage wizard, Harry Potter. Even the Queen herself has paid a visit when she attended the celebrations marking the Barbican's 25th anniversary (March 2007).

 

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Underground Stations

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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
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7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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Exmouth Market
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Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 15 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 19 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 31 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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Dead Man Walking starring Joyce DiDonato
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Barbican Conservatory, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
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The People's Forest: Gayle Chong Kwan
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th October 2017 to 18th March 2018 - Various Times
Barbican Conservatory, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
A contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London's ancient woodland, Epping Forest....More
 
 
 
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London Visions
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th January to 15th April 2018
Barbican Conservatory, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Conservatory
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86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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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 Barbican Conservatory
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1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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The Old Red Cow
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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Barbican Conference Centre
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Conservatory
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Barbican Conservatory
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The People's Forest: Gayle Chong Kwan
Exhibitions | Until 18th March 2018 

Barbican Centre

A contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London's ancient woodland, Epping Forest....More

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Exhibitions | Until 20th May 2018 

Barbican Centre

The Moroccan artist explores the different strategies of resistance we employ to deal with everything from the mundanities of everyday ...More

Dead Man Walking starring Joyce DiDonato
Concerts | On 20th February 2018 

Barbican Hall

The Grammy award winning mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato leads a magnificent cast as Sister Helen Prejean in a concert of ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

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Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Conservatory

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Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Conservatory

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Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

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Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2018 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican Conservatory

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Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Conservatory

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