Barbican Centre

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Movie Theater
Art Gallery


This '60s brutalist building is a multi-disciplinary arts center featuring a concert hall, three cinemas, two galleries, and two theatres. It forms part of the wider Barbican architectural complex of buildings that were built on the site of Blitz ruins.

Insider Tip

The Barbican's conservatory is a hidden gem, with over 1,500 plants and trees from temperate and arid climates. Book ahead. They also offer architectural tours to learn more about the Centre’s distinctive facade and surroundings.

Condé Nast Traveler
As the biggest multidisciplinary arts space in Europe, the Barbican plays host to everything from live theatre and dance to art installations and film screenings. View full review from Condé Nast Traveler
The Barbican is an enormous 1980s concrete maze that Londoners either love or hate—but the importance of the complex to the cultural life of the capital is beyond dispute.
The largest art and exhibition complex in Western Europe... the perfect setting for enjoying music and theatre. View full review from Frommer's
Address: Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK
Phone: +44 20 7870 2500
Hours: Open (Closes at 11:00pm)