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Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
+44 20 7638 8891
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Afternoon tea with unlimited prosecco

Afternoon tea in the conservatory. Food was good. The conservatory wasn't as big as I expected... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sonia M
Arbroath, United Kingdom
Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican

No bags no phones no cameras at the exhibition Banksy did a picture down the road from the Art... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
City of London
+44 20 7638 8891
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Afternoon tea in the conservatory. Food was good. The conservatory wasn't as big as I expected and not as much like a rainforest as was advertised on social media! Unlimited prosecco was lovely and cold, they left the bottle in a cooler on the table....More

Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No bags no phones no cameras at the exhibition Banksy did a picture down the road from the Art center depicting a Basquiat character been frisked by English police The exhibition was very impressive and extensive the space on the 3 rd floor of the...More

Thank sobeoz
Reviewed 6 days ago

I like just about everything about this place, it's surreal architecture, it's atmosphere, the exhibitions they do, the films they show, the space as concept. It's a magical place in London were to come relax, enjoy, get intellectually stimulated and recharge, ready to restart the...More

Thank Patrizia1961
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So the barbican is awesome because they only allow in a certain number of visitors per 15 min time slot so the place is never over crowded. However, this means you often can't get in. On my third attempt to get tickets to this exhibition...More

Thank jmax717
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the very few habitations in the city , its worth having a look round and get to understand that not all huge blocks of flats have to be vandalised by the people living in them

Thank 896jude
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place to visit at the weekend, see an inspiring exhibition/performance, visit the cafe (treat yourself to a huge scone!) and sit outside whilst taking in your surroundings. The best time to visit is on a Sunday - head over to the conservatory...More

Thank s0phiejayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you come here for work, relax or cultivate your self, you won't be disappointed! Some nice restaurant, nice cakes from the Benugo cafe too!

Thank Chloe_London10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An all round experience combining an Art Exhibition, Theatrical Performance and a visit to an excellent restaurant. I have no hesitation in recommending this to singletons, couples or families.

Thank kathleendelmar73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Futuristic architecture, you either love it of hate it. is is a very arty kind of place with a cinema, bars, restaurants, massive foyer. Friendly and fun and a lovely little canal outside.

Thank lcst1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibitions are top quality and no doubt it is worth coming to see them. But souvenirs, drinks and foods, all too expensive considering what you get. Apparently if you become a member you get certain discounts but the membership is £50 so unless you are...More

Thank Enjoydifference
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Jadwiga Z
9 September 2016|
Response from neil1066 | Reviewed this property |
Call them or visit the website
Sara L
6 June 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.