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Barbican Complex

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Why locals love it

London’s mix of architectural styles has an immeasurable effect on the city’s charm. A refreshing break from classical influence is the 1960’s Barbican Complex which distinguishes itself with its grand use of scale and brutal approach to design. The site of extensive destruction during the Blitz, it now accommodates Europe’s largest arts centre.

Why you should visit it

Without even mentioning the concert halls, the choice of cinemas, the numerous art galleries, the Barbican Complex’s presence makes it a destination in itself. The seamless merger of residences, retail and culture keep the Barbican constantly breathing and there’s few better places in London to sit beside the running water and enjoy a quiet lunch.

Special tip

Apart from the architecture outdoors, based indoors is the London Symphony Orchestra and take it from me they are worth the ticket price.

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3 Comments

Great space
Ahmed
Local
December 7, 2018
The Barbican is not easy to access, but once you have entered this brutalist style concrete complex, you will be enchanted with its theatres, galleries, auditorium, and the tranquil secret garden there.
Gregory
Local
November 29, 2018
Great!
Charlotte
Local
April 24, 2018

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