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Performing Arts Venue

Barbican Centre

274 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
With a capacity of nearly 2,000, the hall is part of the largest performing arts complex in Europe. Home to the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, it has stunning acoustics. There’s a great atmosphere here because you’re surrounded by people who are here to see all kinds of things: music, dance, theater, film. If you’re booking a ticket to see the LSO, make sure you check for the free pre-LSO concerts. These are performed by excellent young artists from the nearby Guildhall School of Music.
Kasia
Kasia
January 21, 2017

Tips from locals

Kate
Kate
November 27, 2019
British brutalist estate with art gallery, cinema and theatre/music space. Highly recommend for architecture enthusiasts. Tours are available as well and very good.
Jana
Jana
December 28, 2019
The Barbican Centre lures fans of serious culture into a labyrinthine arts complex, part of a vast concrete estate that also includes 2,000 highly coveted flats and innumerable concrete walkways. TimeOut says it's 'the UK's leading international arts centre'. My ultimately favourite part is the…
Tamzen
Tamzen
February 12, 2020
Always has amazing shows on
Marianne
Marianne
September 12, 2019
For Art, modernist architecture and a drink on the terrace.
Amelia
Amelia
January 17, 2020
The art centre, theatre, cafe, bar, great architecture, really nice garden. One of our favourite places in London.
Cat
Cat
November 29, 2019
The arts', Film, Theatre and Restaurant's under one roof.

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Location
England, EC2Y 8DS
Phone+44 20 7638 4141
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 11:00 PM
Reservations
Yes
Credit cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor seating
Yes
Wifi
Free
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