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Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
+44 20 7638 8891
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Antony and Cleopatra

Was a last min and spontaneous never been to the Barbican so had no idea what to expect. Drove... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ascot, United Kingdom
via mobile
Basquiat Exhibition - absolutely wonderful!

Only discovered this amazing artist in December as my daughter had been studying his work at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
South Godstone
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
City of London
+44 20 7638 8891
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was a last min and spontaneous never been to the Barbican so had no idea what to expect. Drove which is about 10% the price and half the time where we are in Ascot. Fantastic that it has parking and the venue is industrial chic...More

Thank Ozymand1as
Reviewed 3 days ago

Only discovered this amazing artist in December as my daughter had been studying his work at University last term. Can't believe that I hadn't heard of him or his collaborations with Warhol before both of their early demises. This is a brilliant exhibition, which confronts...More

Thank Tamzie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The concert hall offers great deals to those who sign up to the access scheme for differently abled visitors - wheelchair spaces are in the back row of the stalls where a line of seats has been taken out to provide more circulation space and...More

Thank mtse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat. 100 works of the late artist on display. A good insight into 80's New York art scene. A very informative show of his style and influences. It is on the 3rd floor of the Silk Road site. Bit confusing to...More

Thank Karina O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My star rating DOES NOT APPLY to the exhibition which was excellent and very interesting. But the Barbican Centre? Forget it. Dingy, poorly lit public spaces create a menacing atmosphere I’ve not experienced since travelling to the outer extremities of the Paris Metro in the...More

Thank artlover433
Reviewed 1 week ago

The concrete jungle of the Barbican is a real gem of a place to explore and photograph, from libraries, theaters restaurants, or to meet friends, relax by the lake and enjoy the fountains, it's all here. A Grade II listed building, the Barbican is one...More

Thank CameraMan620
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Shakespearean experience... actors were truly spotless. I wish I could have stayed longer in London as to be able to see "Anthony and Cleopatra"... The Center is reachable by metro and a short walk. Nice atmosphere... reminding me of the glorious '70s. Bar provides...More

Thank Veraynur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been several times at the Barbican in the last couple of years to see, either a concert or a play. The Barbican is an interesting building. Over time, I have learnt to love the space. The theatre plays and concerts are always first...More

Thank mariaescosura
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barbican Concert Hall is a wonderful venue with terrific accoustics and views of the stage. Any event there has the potential to be special and its worth a visit.

Thank Landboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this center for our daughter school performance. Nice view of stage from any angle. Excellent staff, nice restaurants & bar to eat & drink. you can relaxed near by by fountain.

Thank Prashant K
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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.