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Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
+44 20 7638 8891
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amazing weird building, must go on a Sunday when the conservatory is open

you dont know you are in London here, the outside space is relaxing, water features, lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
A beautiful venue and worth the price.

I'll be honest and say that I'm not a regular theater goer for plays. We don't have may good ones... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix Arizona
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The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, featuring art, film, music, theatre, dance and education all under one roof and under one creative direction. There's a great choice of eating and drinking at the Barbican, with something to please every taste.
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Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
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+44 20 7638 8891
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Reviewed yesterday

you dont know you are in London here, the outside space is relaxing, water features, lots of greenery, we went especially to see the rooftop conservatory which was a great thing to see and free. We also went to see the Sci-fy expo, some great...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'll be honest and say that I'm not a regular theater goer for plays. We don't have may good ones in Phoenix, comparatively speaking. But when I saw Jude Law was starring in Obsession, I decided I had to go to a London play at...More

Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
Reviewed 5 days ago

My review is colored by the fact that I was disappointed in the play that I saw, but even before that, it was really tough to negotiate the Barbican. It's a cavernous space with no clear thoroughfares and poor signage; I had to keep bothering...More

Thank phillytravelersaj
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went with a friend and her family to see the Tempest in the theatre and it was wonderful. While on the outside the Barbican doesn't look...great....the theatre itself was really amazing, comfortable and clean. The staff there were attentive and helpful, but I felt...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to countless events in the Westend and Southbank but only occasionally visit the Barbican, this time to see The Tempest. What a great play by Shakespeare and the special effects intermingled with other stagecraft was very good but this review is about...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught Shakespeare's the Tempest here. The production by the RSC was high quality and very enjoyable. The building itself is quite interesting, a post war brutalist structure containing a world class arts center and housing blocks. It is worth a visit, and can be...More

Thank Gaurav S
Reviewed 1 week ago

go for the culture, stay for the amazing architecture and the great feel of the place. The indoor garden is brilliant, the outdoor spaces are calm.

Thank gill488
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pain to get to, and hard to find your way round, the Barbican can at times resemble one of Piranesi's Prisons, or one of Escher's fantasies - you can see where you want to be, but not how to get there. For the non-disabled...More

Thank MS4866
Reviewed 1 week ago

The current exhibition at the Barbican, Into the Unknown, is a confusing history of science fiction writing and films. It starts by making a link with early writers of mythological travel stories like Homer and Swift. An interactive map shows you where to find Scylla...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this centre several times and wondered how and why anyone would build something so ugly. I only have a passing interest in architecture, however this tour gave me a better understanding of the thinking behind the brutalist structure and why and how...More

Thank CyberXploits
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Jadwiga Z
September 9, 2016|
Response from neil1066 | Reviewed this property |
Call them or visit the website
Sara L
June 6, 2015|
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Response from TR6-KID | Reviewed this property |
Pretty good, would go along with designman, also try and get front row seats if poss.