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Barbican Centre

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Barbican Centre

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Silk Street Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS England
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Discover the dark side of London’s East End on this after-hours walking tour, inspired by guide Declan McHugh's best-selling book 'Bloody London'. Follow in the footsteps of the notorious Jack the Ripper and other serial killers; hear stories of executions, grave-robbing, witchcraft, and murders; and prepare to be shocked, scared, and thoroughly entertained.
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HolidaymakerfromHove wrote a review Oct 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom695 contributions149 helpful votes
This was our first visit to the Barbican Centre. We explored some of the complex on our way to the Barbican Conservatory. The complex is enormous. We enjoyed wandering around both inside an out. It must be amazing to attend an event there. Helpful staff. Lots of places to eat, toilets etc. Recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Amy C wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom246 contributions136 helpful votes
I found it dull and overpriced and can't stand the attitude of the cinema staff and the art gallery not good
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Date of experience: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Cerys S wrote a review Aug 2020
Reading, United Kingdom37 contributions21 helpful votes
We went to see the excellent 'Masculinities' exhibition. We loved the fact that there was no jostling due to limited numbers. The Conservatory was lovely too, and we ate a fresh lunch at the cafe. There is slight Covid hysteria with arrow stickers everywhere and staff over-eager to direct you - you can't just wander around - you must pick where you're going and not deviate!
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Date of experience: August 2020
Katherine I wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions
Too much on the Covid confusion, a lot of staff were confused. I normally love it here and wanted to support them but it’s turned into an arrow filled nightmare. At some points, like exiting the conservatory, blue arrows radiate away from you in many directions. You can ask one staff member and they’ll say you can’t go to the library bit but have to go to the highwalk, then the next says it’s fine to go in the lift. When we got to the library it was just a chain of arrows and people directing. The first gave us info about the children’s bit (we couldn’t go in as another family had and we felt uncomfortable standing and waiting whilst being approached by staff so much, very watched even if you are doing the right thing). I don’t understand why the children’s library as a whole was limited to one adult and child, where a similar sized area of the library could hold a number of adults. We left without getting books or seeing any in the end. When there though we were told we should’ve known to hand books back on entry to the main bit, so we were now by the exit with books and being told this bit was ‘issue only’. I felt happy to go in and follow the rules, but became stressed after so many staff approached, so many points, so many confusing arrows and rules. Even leaving wasn’t smooth, we were told outside the library we could only go out via the stairs, which was up only. Even though the floor below the lifts were fine to use, my middle child struggles to walk on stairs, the centre has become very very difficult for this with mobility difficulties- avoid it. You’ll not be able to navigate some of the routes, especially the conservatory trail. Also be aware if you genuinely have a mask exception you will be challenged by 10-20 staff in quick succession. The whole set up could be made Covid safe without the unnecessary complexity and sheer volume of staff for so few people.
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Date of experience: August 2020
iggimeow wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Best performances in London, therefore Worlwide, in a Brutalist Modern bunker with a number of bars, cafes, and restaurants. Lots of hang-out space.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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