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Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
+44 20 7638 8891
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Into the Unknown - Science Fiction Exhibition

Wow, I'm still blown away in how brilliant this exhibition was. If you're into science fiction... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne C
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Greater London, United Kingdom
The tempest

just been to see the tempest and thought it was fantastic! the special effects were incredible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cgab2013
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London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
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Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, England
City of London
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, I'm still blown away in how brilliant this exhibition was. If you're into science fiction, this is a place is must go. Hurry up, as this exhibition is only on for another 12 days (closing at the 1st of Sept 2017). It's shown in...More

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

just been to see the tempest and thought it was fantastic! the special effects were incredible. loved it! the seating was fantastic with great views of the stage. and very comfortable the centre itself is very imposing. it is a bit of a walk from...More

Thank cgab2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bimbled up here to watch the RSC's 'Twelfth Night' at the end of July (which was an amazing production for the record) and it struck me what a stand-out place this is, even amongst the behemoths of London's more modern building additions. I hadn't visited...More

1  Thank BimblingA1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited to watch The Tempest and it was well attended. The centre is often quiet in between events so it was good to see it buzzing, full of theatre goers enjoying the production. The toilets were very busy during the interval, despite that there...More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much to do and see at the Barbican! My faves are: - book an architecture tour (on Sundays) to have a guide to walk you around and tell you some of its history - walk around on your own to see the ponds,...More

1  Thank JMtravelling2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything from cutting edge Art exhibitions, from classical and contemporary music to concerts and theatre, with a cinema on site too! Its home to the London Symphony Orchestra and is the largest of its kind in Europe and is housed in a wonderful piece of...More

Thank Melinda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Barbican has had the into the unknown exhibition with lectures and the exhibition itself plus some installations and films. It a great package of events in an amazing space. You have the opportunity to explore the whole building which is one of the best...More

Thank RuthsTravels_2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This review is for the program they have for babies and toddlers, "Barbican Blocks." Check the website for the schedule. It's a FREE program! Lots of foam blocks and panels with different surfaces. It wasn't too crowded either nor too loud. My 18 month old...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Barbican is not to everyone's taste due to its brutalist architectural style and I admit that from outside it's not the most classicly beautiful looking structure. But head inside and this building is fairly fascinating and also has a lot to offer. Theatre, cinema...More

Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was so disappointing... absolutely not worth £15... the 1st bit which you could look round in 10 minutes was ok but very small and only a few really good props.... the film...well that's 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back...rubbish special effects...More

Thank Ellabella4444
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Jadwiga Z
9 September 2016|
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Response from neil1066 | Reviewed this property |
Call them or visit the website
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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.
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