Sights and Attractions near Barbican Centre

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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
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Weekdays: 12noon-2.30pm and 5pm-10.15pm; Sat: 5pm-10.15pm; Sun: 5pm-10pm
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and... More
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | At Barbican Centre
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... More
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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... More
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation... More
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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 5 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard ... More
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Host Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Honduras Street, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Host was established in 2005 by Jon Levy, director of foto8, and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures. Photojournalism - from classical black and white... More
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public... More
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Magnum Photos
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
63 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The London gallery for renowned photo agency, Magnum. Representing the best in photography, The Magnum Photos selection process for new members is legendary for its... More
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Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together... More
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of... More
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 10 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was... More
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Tower 42 - formerly NatWest Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, London EC2N | 10 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
At 601 feet, Tower 42 was the first skyscraper in the City of London when it was officially opened in June 1981 by Her... More
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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 10 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters , the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to a new concept... More
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 10 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent... More
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase... More
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Broadgate Ice Rink
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
London's longest-running outdoor ice rink, Broadgate Ice Rink, can be found between mid November and the end of February in Exchange Square, only a couple... More
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71a Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
71a Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
71a is a gallery and events space in East London hosting everything from film screenings to exhibitions and parties to panels.... More
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Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by... More
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site... More
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New Street Square
London > Attractions
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to... More
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Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater
London > Attractions > Sights
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Comprising 224 metres of gleaming glass and steel, The Leadenhall Building , affectionately known as 'The Cheesegrater' due to... More
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it... More
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The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
30 St Mary Axe, City, London EC3V | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower, 30 St Mary Axe stands out as one... More
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars... More
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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as... More
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
This sleek, 18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate... More
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Hoxton Square
London > Attractions
N1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Home to some of east London's hottest restaurants and bars. ... More
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Victoria Miro
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | 14 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Victoria Miro originally opened in Cork Street in London, W1, in 1985. The gallery moved to its present location in 16 Wharf Road, Islington,... More
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Pulse
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More

Votes for Women
Votes for Women
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 
Fatberg!
Fatberg!
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

This will make you think before you flush. Fatberg! puts the last remaining piece of the Whitechapel fatberg on display ...More

 
London Visions
London Visions
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

See London through a crystal ball. The Museum of London presents London Visions, fantastical future scenarios of the city. Artists, ...More

 
Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

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

Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
Foodie Events | Until 30th March 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 11 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop pop-up this autumn, this time taking inspiration from Morocco for its theme. ...More

 
Glitterbox x Jealous Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2018 

Jealous Gallery, Shoreditch 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Renowned for mega Ibiza parties, east London collective Glitterbox take over the Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch this February with a ...More

Four Letter Word Weekender
Concerts | Until 18th February 2018 

The Old Blue Last 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch is hosting the Four Letter Word Weekender micro-festival this weekend with two days of ...More

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Eat & Drink Festival
Eat & Drink Festival
Foodie Events | From 17th March 

Olympia London

Returning to Olympia London for its second year, the Eat & Drink Festival brings together ...More

 
SOMNAI
SOMNAI
Theatre | From 1st March 

Two Pear Tree Street

A brand new immersive experience from entertainment company dotdotdot, SOMNAI invites participants to delve into ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox presents The Planets
Concerts | On 29th September 

Barbican Centre

Opening the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season at the Barbicanwith a big bang, the orchestra joins forces with Professor Brian Cox and conductor Ben Gernon to take a ...More

London Sinfonietta
Concerts | On 24th March 

Kings Place

The London Sinfonietta performs pieces by Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky and Henry Cowell in an exploration of Albert Einstein's 'thought experiments' on the space-time continuum. The influence of Einstein's ideas took music in ...More

Konditor & Cook
Konditor & Cook
Shopping 

The first Konditor & Cook shop, bakery and heart of the operation opened in 1993. ...More

 
Coraline
Coraline
Concerts | From 29th March 

Barbican Centre

The Barbican stages the world premiere of the Royal Opera's new production, Coraline, created by ...More

 
English National Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro
English National Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro
Concerts | From 29th March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Actress Fiona Shaw returns to direct the second ...More

 
English National Opera: La Traviata
Concerts | From 16th March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Daniel Kramer directs his first opera since becoming English National Opera's artistic director in August 2016, a new production of romantic tragedy La traviata starring Claudia Boyle as ...More

English National Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Concerts | From 1st March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Robert Carsen's classic production of A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to the London Coliseum this spring. Benjamin Britten's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic comedy has choreography by Matthew ...More

Best West End Shows in London for Kids
Best West End Shows in London for Kids
Article 

Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
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A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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