by Gill Chris
The Barbican, located in the heart of the City of London, is a performing arts centre which exists to encourage people to discover and love the arts. It encompasses theatre, art, dance, film, learning and music.
The Barbican Hall is home to the London Symphony Orchestra and together with the Barbican Theatre, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, regularly presents fresh new work that marries dance, theatre and music in unexpected ways and in ways that make you smile.
Until 31st December 2015 you can visit the second biggest conservatory in London at The Barbican and explore a hidden tropical oasis. Home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, it’s a perfect way to enjoy a lazy day with friends and family.
The Barbican Art Gallery has an ongoing programme of exhibitions which focus mostly on architecture, design and fashion.
Barbican Film comprises 3 cinema screens offering the best new film releases along with a unique programme of special seasons and events.
The Barbican is also home to a selection of restaurants and bars in which to enjoy a meal before or after your visit.
You can find out more about The Barbican, including their calendar of events here.
The Barbican centre is easily reached by public transport from any of our London vacation rentals.