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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Performing Arts Venue
“The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.”
  • 272 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Great for a sightseeing stroll and a drink. Checkout the website for exhibitions, music & theatre.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Performing Arts Venue . Dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. A world-class arts and learning centre, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Location Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS The Barbican Centre is open: Mon–Sat: 9am–11pm Sun: 11am–11pm Bank Holidays: 12 noon–11pm”
  • 13 locals recommend
Establishment
“From acclaimed architects to Turner prize-winning artists, the Barbican Art Gallery presents major exhibitions by leading international figures - entry £10.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“One of my favourite beautiful places in London. Take the Central Line to Liverpool Street and walk up. The Conservatory is only open some Sundays in the year, so check first, but even if it's not open Barbican estate is a beautiful place to walk around for the architecture and the cinema, art gallery and other cultural experiences”
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy.”
  • 3 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“It serves sophisticated French meals at the right price. Ideal before going to a concert or a movie in the Barbican.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Our fav. cinema... interesting films and plenty of space. The coffee shop is ideal for working or people watching.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely water fountains and running around space for little ones. Part of the Barbican arts and entertainment centre. A library inside as well, with a children's library”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Distinctly British flavour, based on sourcing the best quality meats from Lake District Farmers, a co-operative group specialising in traditional, high quality meats. We also serve fantastic seafood a”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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Café
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Because the Barbican is known for it's Symphony Hall, Theatre, Cinema and Art Gallery, I chose to highlight the excellent library, which is open to the public. There's a great magazine section. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“It serves sophisticated French meals at the right price. Ideal before going to a concert or a movie in the Barbican.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Distinctly British flavour, based on sourcing the best quality meats from Lake District Farmers, a co-operative group specialising in traditional, high quality meats. We also serve fantastic seafood a”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends

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