Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre


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Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Travel information

> Full and up to date information on transport in London is available on the Transport for London website

Silk Street Improvement Works
The City of London is working to improve the street scene of Silk Street over the coming months. This work will take place in phases from 21 June 2014 until 20 February 2015. 

The Barbican website has full details of road closures and access to and from the Barbican for vehicles.
> Road closures and access routes

London Underground
Barbican (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines)
Moorgate (Northern line)
St Paul's (Central line)
Bank (Northern and Central lines)
Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines)
Mansion House (Circle and District lines) 

Mainline stations
Liverpool Street
Cannon Street

Bus Route 153 stops outside the Barbican in Silk Street, starting from outside Liverpool Street Station.
Other services running near the Barbican are as follows: 8, 11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 76, 78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 214, 242, 243, 271, 344 (every day); 4 (Mon-Sat); 21, 25, 521 (Mon-Fri)

Coaches may set down and collect passengers in Silk Street. Limited coach parking is available in the metered bays in Silk Street and Fore Street. For further information telephone 020 7606 3030, asking for Parking Services.

The Barbican has four freephones from which you can pre-book a taxi from Computer Cabs plc using a credit card. These are situated at:

    * Stalls cloakroom, level -1
    * Silk Street Reception
    * Gallery cloakroom, level 3

Car parking
Barbican car parks operate a pay-on-foot system.

> For a full list of car park prices please visit the Barbican website

The Barbican is well sign-posted and has four car parks, all of which can be accessed from Silk St. There is a height restriction of 1.85 metres (6'1").

Disabled patrons can obtain a free car park voucher by presenting their orange badge at the Box Office, Information Points and kiosks in Cinemas 1 and 2. The best place to park is in Car Park 3 off Silk St.

The Barbican has a number of cycle racks available for customers. Eight are located at the entrance to Car Park 5 and five are located at the exit to Car Park 3. Cycle helmets and other equipment can be left in any of the Barbican's free cloakrooms. There is a rack of TfL's Barclays Cycle Hire scheme bicycles located on Silk Street ust outside the main entrance to the Centre.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 9am-11pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 12pm-11pm

Advance Box Office opening hours (Silk St)
Monday to Saturday 10am-9pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 12pm-9pm

Box Office telephone booking (+44 (0)20 7638 8891; £3.50 booking fee)
Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday and Public Holidays 11am-8pm


A free cloakroom service is available immediately prior to performances. The main cloakroom on the Stalls floor is open from 5.15pm until 30 minutes after the concert.

Eating and drinking

Whether you want to have a formal dinner, a snack or just a drink, the Barbican can cater for your needs with a choice of three restaurants, as well as bars and foyer cafes:
> Barbican Foodhall - Level 0
> Barbican Lounge - Level 1
> Gin Joint by Searcys - Level 2

> More info about eating and drinking on the Barbican website


The Barbican Shop on Level 0 and the Art Gallery Shop on Level 3 sell CDs, music DVDs, art books, posters, gifts, merchandise and more.

> More info about opening times and locations on the Barbican website

Where to stay

Find and book accommodation near the Barbican and LSO St Luke's using Superbreaks.
> Book online


Full visitor information, including 3D maps and tours of the Centre, can be found on the Barbican Centre website.

Event Calendar

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