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Barbican Centre, London

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The largest performing arts center in Europe, Barbican Centre offers a wide range of theater, art, dance, film, and music events throughout the year. An important source of culture for Londoners, the center contains numerous venues, including the 2,000-capacity Barbican Hall, which hosts the London Symphony Orchestra, the 1,200-capacity Barbican Theatre, which the Royal Shakespeare Company designed and uses, the Barbican Art Gallery, a three-screen cinema, a library, and numerous restaurants, conference halls, and trade exhibition halls. The expansive facility can be challenging to navigate, so download a floorplan from its website before visiting. Make Barbican Centre a centerpiece of your London vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our London attractions site .
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  • I went to the Barbican Centre for the fourth time a few weeks ago. It is always a worthy framework for the best music. Whenever I go to London I find at least one or two shows that I want to go see. This time was John Cale becoming a retospectiva of his career. A place with excellent facilities that are easily accessible by metro. Always there are presentations that can enter freely before the main show or simply sit and get a drink before enjoying the spectacle of Fund.
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  • I can really only comment on my evening visit to the Barbican Hall, which was very enjoyable. We saw a concert given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which was fabulous. The seating was very comfortable...  more »
  • Went with friends to a performance in a theatre. Prekrsno everything is organized. Many bars, there are wardrobe. Room with good acoustics and all visible even from the upper balconies.
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  • Excellent place to spend weekend with your loved one, lots of activities going on Theatre, cinema, exhibitions, as well as free activities. This weekend we watched the party there it was brilliant. Also you have chance to get good food.
  • One of my favourite spaces to visit. The architecture is great and steeped in post war history. The library is worth a visit and the exhibitions are always 10/10. A brutalist national treasure.
  • A truly wonderful piece of Brutalist architecture. Beautiful and calm courtyard with water features, excellent place to relax for a cup of coffee from the cafe. The architecture tour is a must if you're into architecture but not familiar with the circulation through the estate.
  • Great venue for concerts. Tiered seating on circle offers good view looking down onto stage. Sound travels well. Been to two concerts
  • Beautiful building and interesting interior design with extremely helpful staff. The ONLY problem was poor control of late arriving people to performance.. Maybe because they were too many but nevertheless there should not be people coming and going in front of you when artists are performing
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