Barbican Centre average reviews all over the web

4.7
Total Reviews 80

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80 Barbican Centre reviews on Google

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Katy Teague 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Loved the show!!! We saw Anything Goes… If you’re considering it it’s lush, we really enjoyed it. In terms of the venue itself. There are a few levels and the toilet queues were a tad confusing but the actual theatre itself was amazing. …

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Javier Alvarez 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Nice space in the heart of the City.
Worth to visit.
Very stylish. …

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Rod Guzman 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

The Barbican Centre is one of those iconic London sights. Unfortunately, it is starting to look a bit shabby and tired and in need of a good injection of money. I was surprised to see it wasn’t as busy as I would have expected it to be. …

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Dennis van Kulleson (DvK) 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Probably the most interesting living area in London. A good preserved 1970s architecture building with a lovely inner courtyard. An escape out of the loud city noise. Besides the apartment buildings there is an event venue, a couple of restaurants and a library and exhibition space. The school for music is directly next door.

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Franziska leitermann 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

We booked the Architecture Tour and had a very good time with our tour guide who is a residential himself and was therefore able to provide a lot of insights and showed us around the development. We saw a lot of corners we wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. Can only recommend this tour if you’re interested in modern architecture.

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Farnood Mehrzadegan 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

It has a very beautiful path. There are so many twists and turns that you may lose your way. It is a very special and attractive environment. The design of the buildings are tied together with trees and plants and has created a very …

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Maycon Pablo 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Barbican is a great place for people who appreciate arts and other entertainment.
It will always have something interesting going on, and you’ll always find …

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Ravi 4 months ago on Google
( 3 out of 5 )

A lovely venue one that I’d wish I’d gone back to more often. I think how well the room works is really dependent on what’s being shown or played. …

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Nev Ka 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Great place for a chill day. there are exhibitions, cinema, cafes, restaurants, bars plus lovely outdoors. With moody weather, it is a great place to spend a few hours, because it can be both in and outdoors.

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Deena Champaneria 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Perfect place to relax and wind down. The water fountains and greenery added to the peaceful atmosphere didn’t feel like your in central London. Even tho the conservatory was closed great location

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Chiemela Ogu 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

I attend a product conference at the Barbican center and it was all shades of awesome. The center attendants are efficient and proactive in their duties. Amenities and hall was well equipped and functional. I definitely recommend the center as it would pass for one of the best in the area or city!👍🏾 …

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Minwoo Kim 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Nice performance hall. You should walk for about 10 minutes after getting off the metro.
Some cafes, bars and restaurants are in the hall. Many essential and primary …

MK
Madison Kesselring 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Great facilities and nice lobby. Really cool experience seeing a show that was being filmed and seeing Sutton Foster! Bar staff and ushers all super helpful. I was sat high up but still had a great view.

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Nettie Atkisson 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Concerts, Art exhibits, restaurants and really interesting architecture. We have seen Paul Simon Graceland re-envisioned and Noguchi’s art exhibit and lectures. Love the Barbican! Really cool bar. So many restaurants and cultural events.

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Zafer Nahhas 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

I wanted to say thank you to my wife for not giving up on me during hard times, and to surprise her on her 30th birthday. So I contacted the venue to ask for a mention and a tribute to her as a special request from a known artist. They …

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Georgette Harris 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Have to be honest pretty proud of myself for these pics haha the Barbican is nestled in between high rise buildings and although not easy to navigate there’s plenty of people around to ask and information points to access. Absolutely in the …

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Carlos Buzo 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

The Barbican Centre is a really interesting place in London to visit, to enjoy classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, films and art exhibitions. There is a nice cafeteria and a nice restaurant where to eat. The …

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Luna Zheng 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Barbican is a wonderful place for exhibitions, concerts, and theatres.

As an education research student I would also describe it as an amazing avenue …

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Rogee Garney 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

A world-renowned and iconic arts centre with a brutal concrete look set within the city of London square mile. …

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niki h 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

The most incredible theatre experience. My Neighbour Totoro made me laugh, cry and feel all the emotions. The stage, the sounds and the atmosphere were all so magical. This is a must see production !! 😀

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Giselle JB 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

A wonderful place stuck in time
One of my favourites places in London.
If you love Brutalist architecture this is definitely a must. The main building …

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Dan Elliott 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

The Barbican is such a fascinating place on so many levels. The history, architecture and cultural impact of the estate and its surrounds deserve further exploration. It’s also a marvellous place to photograph as it has so many unique qualities.

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Dee Y 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Brutalist architecture that has such beauty.
It’s an arts centre extraordinare! The colours and design inside and the spaces for shows – we went to the hall – are exhilarating. …

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Alejandro bp 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Amazing place. All the barbican surroundings are beautiful. Brutalism in a very sensitive way. Worth to explore and get lost. There is a huge conservatory I had no chance to go in but seems amazing from outside.

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Robin Rimbaud-Scanner 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

An amazing place, and very easy to get lost walking around so take a compass and leave bread crumbs behind you so you can find your way out again. Sitting outside by the water in the sunshine is glorious, then take a visit to the library or gallery. Something always inspiring going on at the Barbican

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Liga Letina 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Absolutely stunning piece of architecture.
Take the architecture tour – its fantastic how much surprises, experiments and thinking has put in this “city in city” or Castle of 70ies. And ansolutelly stunning views. Most likely you will get lost 😉 …

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Allison Bohr 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Fabulous building and fabulous exhibition that brought together Art, Experience and Sustainability. Highly recommend as a place to hang out or see an exhibit.

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Hollie Palmer 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Fantastic Sunday late afternoon visit to see the Noguchi exhibition, the building itself is also something worth going to see especially if you have an interest in Brutalist architecture. The staff for the Noguchi exhibition were in good …

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Jessica Cook 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

We did a wonderful architecture tour this afternoon and loved it. It’s such a diverse, considered and multi-faceted space. Our host Valeria was fantastic.

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Danielo D2 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

In my previous stay in London I was fortunate enough to live nearby Barbican Centre, something like 7 minutes walk. Can’t even remember the countless times I’ve been there, either for an exhibition, the library, the theatre, the restaurant …

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justin wong 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

If you’re interested in architecture, it is a must see when you visit London. A compacted city inside this building with a touch of brutalist architecture. It’s almost like you’re visiting another world tugged away in the city of London

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Robert Barnes 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Visited the Barbican to see Our Time on Earth. This is an excellent, and thought provoking exhibition about how we need to treat nature as our equal, and the impact of climate change. Several of the exhibits are interactive and worked well. …

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Eu Jin See 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

The Barbican has a special place in my heart; it’s a living relict that has seen many changes in history and still survives till this day with its imposing aesthetic. It’s truly a hidden gem in the middle of London to wind down and breakaway from the rush.

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Ayçin 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

This cultural venue is an amazing place with concerts, theatre plays, a library, and a conservatory. Sadly, I was unable to visit to conservatory part. Because it was closed due to a private event. But it’s on my list for another visit to London! And I was able to visit a free art exhibition, which was a nice coincidence:-)

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Arron Small 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

It was our first time within the Barbican Centre, which was to celebrate my gf’s Masters Graduation via Open University. The venue is really grand and really offered the space to accommodate the amount of people. The venue had all the …

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msl 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

A culture complex with iconic architecture open to public with art exhibitions, cinema, concerts, conservatory, garden, lake, cafes, library and what not.

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Charlie 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

Came to see Totoro here and really enjoyed the whole experience, the show was obviously incredible and the venue was lovely too. The stalls were really wide and didn’t go too far back so pretty much all seats have a good view, and it feels …

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KK Silg 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Tonight the City of London Choir made justice to Verdi’s Requiem. Was passion, drama, sublime melodies and a waste range of emotions. Thank you Hilary Davan Wetton for ‘’ terrific intensity of tone’’

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Viv birk 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

The Barbican is a futuristic a utopia in the City of London . A hidden Gem. Love this place for all it’s amazing architecture and gardens.

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Saki Takeda 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

This is my favorite place in London. It has a cafe and a library, which makes it a great workspace. The conservatory is very hard to get booked. I’m considering joining a membership. …

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Aimee C 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

We travelled to London to watch Totoro, in Barbican Centre. It was absolutely amazing, I would watch it again and again. The seats were comfy and overall experience was great! Thank you

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Stu Radley 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

An absolute must for lovers of brutalist architecture but this place has so much more. Start at the Curve and enjoy the free regular exhibitions, browse the shop for unique on a kind gifts, eat in the delightful cafes or visit one of the …

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Haoran Yang 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Great Architecture, many incredible designs here. Cafe is also good to be on a Sunny afternoon.

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Z HO 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

Like most people, I have mixed feelings about brutalist architecture, but the Barbican is a great example of how the modernist dream can work when combined with green spaces and cultural venues. An enjoyable place to come and get lost …

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Philip Lowndes 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Loved the show!!! We saw Anything Goes… If you’re considering it it’s lush, we really enjoyed it. In terms of the venue itself. There are a few levels and the toilet queues were a tad confusing but the actual theatre itself was amazing. …

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Stephanie George 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

I have had both of my graduations (BSc & MSc) at the centre, and I have watched a couple of theatre productions there. The centre is amazing!!

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Lenka Onderková 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

This was the place that I was absolutely struck by during my stay in London. The architecture is impeccable and I could wander around the estate for days. Definitely recommend coming here if you´ve got the time.

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Karen B 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

I visited the theatre to see the Sunday matinee of Anything Goes. The play was hilarious. I was in the stalls with a bargain on the day Rush ticket from TodayTix, and the view was great. There is a lot of space outside the theatre (although …

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Andrea Ciufo 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

If you live in London you must visit the Barbican and read its story.

I went for an Indian concert and I loved the hall. …

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Phil Reviewer 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Everything about this place is amazing. An architect’s dream.
So much to do/visit, and such cool architecture to explore and experience.

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Philip Hall 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Quite strange that Google Maps recommended we get off at Moorgate Station rather than Barbican. However, found the theatre okay. Lots of shows to see and we went for My Neighbour Totoro.

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JP Borman 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

The Barbican Hall is a very impressive auditorium. What a privilege to see the Staves perform there.

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Marco Panico 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Yesterday I went to Maxim Vengerov’s concert and it was beautiful, the music involved the hidden emotions I had. Very comfortable place, with bars, restaurants and art.

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Shannon E 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Great show, fantastic atmosphere. I am a wheelchair user and the staff were very friendly and helpful in helping us get to our seats within the theatre. Although one of the lifts was broken followed by another door that wouldn’t open they …

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Euan Phipps 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

Visited the conservatory.
Lovely bit of greenery inside this concrete jungle. I wasn’t really taken back by this visit, but I’ve ticked this off the list. …

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James M 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

The Barbican Centre is great. Saw ‘Anything Goes’ at the theatre. The venue is super, the cast performance was lacking some real finesse apart from Robert Lindsay’s Moonface Martin. Try Côte across the road for pre- theatre Prix Fixe …

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Safwan C 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

Lovely place to study, work or enjoy as a place of leisure. During the warmer days, sitting outdoors beside the water is beautiful, and there’s plenty of space to do so. The centre could perhaps do with better, less extortionate coffee/food, as well as a couple of additional options.

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Alex Carapcea 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

Lovely place. However, sometimes the atmosphere can be a bit odd.

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Kate Munn 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

What a bizarre building. Looking forward to coming back another time to explore what it has to offer. This time was a trip to the theatre to watch an incredible performance of My Neighbour Totoro. Sat in access seats in the stalls and …

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Ondřej Ptáček 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

A place well worth seeing. The
impressive brutalist architecture creates a unique atmosphere and one can embark on endless walks around the complex – there is always a new corner or unexpected turn to be discovered.

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Roger Hirsch 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

The stage in the concert hall, just before tonight’s set by Joshua Redman, Brian Blade, Brad Mehldau and Christian McBride as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. An intense and absolutely breathtaking performance. The Barbican concert hall, also home to the London Symphony Orchestra, has great sight lines and acoustics.

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Marissa Cooper 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Barbican Centre in London and I couldn’t have been more impressed. From the moment I stepped inside the building, I was taken aback by its grandeur and beauty. The architecture is breathtaking and …

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Navin 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Always wanted to come here for longest time. Friend of mine made it happen. Loved the performance today on New Year’s Day.

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Emma Jones 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

Fantastic view of stage in row F to see anything goes. Nice large theatre.
Reception and theatre staff were super friendly and helpful, bar staff not so much. Nice large car park attached which was very welcome!

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Shaieb Tanweer 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

How can concrete have such a relaxing effect on a person. Large, tricky to navigate. However this is an oasis. The inside of the Barbican centre has lots of nooks and crannies for people looking to while a few hours. Free wifi and coffee shops within. There is a library, at least 2 cinemas, theatres, music halls, a glass conservatory.

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Samantha Higginson 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

We saw my neighbour Totoro as a Christmas present and I was not sure what to expect but I loved it. They stuck well to the original film and all the plushie puppet forest spirits and big Totoro just topped it. It is great for all ages and I …

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M * 4 months ago on Google
( 1 out of 5 )

29/12 Sinatra event absolutely fabulous BUT Barbican Facilities r Horrible… We booked tix @ Stalls & spend quite a lot of money there 2night… Floor – 1 = stalls = gr8 seats = Dissable wc Only 1x was working?!… Ladies wc very long line …

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Tracey-Anne 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Blown away! I visited the garden conservatory and wow! Whoever thought of that idea, just wow! What was sad is a sign informed visitors that a number of people actually stole plants from there. Not nice. …

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REZ L 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Amazing display of Brutalist architecture. If you really want to take it all in be prepared to spend 3-4h there! More

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Nita Khatri 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

A fantastic opportunity to watch My Neighbour Totoro. How amazing and magical😁 …

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Helen Bonar 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Very unusual but fun evening with drum and bass and the fantastic orchestra. Loved the clarinet player getting down!

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Mariia Malova 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

An oasis at the heart of London ❤️
The inner courtyard is one of my favourite places to relax, read or take a friend for a conversation. …

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Josh Optyma 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

Awesome venue, great team of staff to assist you. Positive vibes throughout . Event I attended too was a smash .

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M M 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

An amazing night watching the master Dhafer Youssef. Fabulous music, great vibe & ambiance, and nice crowd.

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Carmelita Morales 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Needed to leave a positive review for the ticket sales advisor Cressida! What a happy, lovely woman to reach on the other end of the phone. I had bought tickets to something that I couldn’t make in the end and I didn’t even know that you …

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Natia M (Nat) 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Lovely concert venue. Barbican buildings are simply amazing!

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Courtney Parks 4 months ago on Google
( 4 out of 5 )

The Barbican Centre is a great place to experience culture and entertainment in the heart of London. With its wide range of facilities and events, it is definitely worth a visit. The centre also includes the Barbican Art Gallery, the …

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emilson kafintu 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

I visited for a University of London graduation ceremony.
The place was neat and nicely kept.

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P Reddy Madadi 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

The Public library at the Barbican Centre has an amazing collection of books both for Adults and children. …

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Edward 4 months ago on Google
( 5 out of 5 )

Great multi functional art/ entertainment centre. If you like brutalism, the architecture is a lot to like. Try to walk on the overhead walkway to London Wall, and catch a glimpse of the ancient turret ruins as well as the two stretches of the original Roman wall that protected Londinium!

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