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Address: Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, England
Phone Number:
020 7638 889
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00

The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, featuring...

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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Great space, poor quality service from the Coffee con-session, staff seemed uninterested in serving. Functional but not friendly. Cappuccino in paper in just awful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Shimonoseki, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to 3 concerts at Barbican in mid-March. The first two were tolerable, but the LSO concert with Luisi and Levit was the worst in acoustics. Music sounded metallic and screaming. I was at the front row of the right-hand side of the second tier. There were many vacant seats near me. So, I guess the long customers may... More 

Thank tadJapan
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best concerts, best plays... Best theatre experience ever. One of my favs place in London. I always go there.

Thank Leticia B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great space, poor quality service from the Coffee con-session, staff seemed uninterested in serving. Functional but not friendly. Cappuccino in paper in just awful.

Thank Sthirabandhu L
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here to see the Ballet Black which was outstanding, such a big space to explore and you are surrounded by walkways and things to do and see. Worth a visit.

Thank 149Sarahc1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even on a cold, windy Sunday afternoon in March, this was an excellent tour. 90 minutes flew by, mainly because of the very knowledgeable and extremely articulate guide. Not only was she entertaining but her passion and enthusiasm for the Barbican shone out. Don't think I have learned so much in such a short time and I definitely viewed the... More 

Thank AliCraigmiln
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing Gilbert O'Sullivan was our first time at the Barbican and we were not disappointed - it is an impressive venue. The sound quality in the concert hall was good and our seats in the stalls (row L) gave us a good view. The seats are banked enough so that even people in the row in front did not restrict... More 

Thank Graham M
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The photographic exhibition 'incomming' is brilliant - Very topical and thought provpking - Free as well ! Will make you rethink the migrant issue.

Thank Albia-Newton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Barbican Centre is a fabulous building and I would recommend a visit the next time you are in London. I went with my son as he wanted to see the Hatsuni Miku thing that was shown. This was of no interest to me but it didn't matter. The building itself was lovely and just to sit in the theatre,... More 

Thank elevenelevencornish
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last September I was blown away by a haunting production of Dr Faustus. Next viewed a very modernized thoughtful Cymbeline who's performances left another long lasting impression. Now a member, I can look forward to hearing about upcoming plays, concerts, films and exhibitions at this glorious venue which seems to go on forever. A bit off the beaten path for... More 

Thank AStock007
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are near the Barbican then you have access to one of our best concert centers , lots of things to do , very child friendly during the holidays , one of the best cinemas as well , sometimes free Sunday entertainment . Have a coffee and a snack or certainly a great meal in the restaurant. Look out... More 

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