Visitor Info: Barbican Centre

We are based at the Barbican Centre in the City of London, where we perform the majority of our season's concerts. Our administrative offices are also at the Barbican Centre.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update as of 5 January 2021
From 5 January the Barbican is operating under national lockdown rules, and will be closed.
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Street address

Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

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Getting here

London Underground

Nearest stations:

  • 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)

To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the Transport for London (TfL) website.

National Rail

Nearest stations:

  • Liverpool Street
  • Farringdon
  • Blackfriars
  • Moorgate
  • Cannon Street


Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street. We are easily accessible by bus from around the city; plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map.


Coaches may set down and collect passengers in Silk Street. Limited coach parking is available in the nearby metered bays. For further information telephone +44 20 7606 3030, asking for Parking Services.


The nearest taxi rank is located outside Linklaters opposite the Silk Street entrance.

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.


Cycle racks are available at the entrance to Car Park 5 and exit to Car Park 3 and helmets and equipment can be left in our free cloakrooms. Our nearest TfL Bicycle Hire docking station is on Silk Street.

Plan your journey using the TfL Cycle Journey Planner.

Opening times

Barbican Centre:
Monday to Saturday 9am–11pm
Sundays 11am–11pm
Public Holidays 12pm–11pm

Ticket Information Desk (Barbican Shop, Level G):
Monday to Saturday 10am–9pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 12pm–8pm

Hall & Theatre ticket desk (Level -1, by the Hall Stalls)
Open for on-the-evening ticket collection/purchases 90 mins before performances

Box Office telephone booking & enquiries:
+44 20 7638 8891 (booking fee applies)
Monday to Saturday 10am–8pm
Sundays 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 90 minutes before the concert until 30 minutes after the end of the concert.

As part of the Barbican Centre's security measures restrictions on bags inside the venue have been put into place. Only one, reasonably-sized, handbag per person may be taken inside the auditorium and all bags may be searched. You may find it easier to avoid bringing bags no larger than 32cm L x 18cm W x 22cm H on your next visit.


Please visit this page for full details of access to facilities at the Barbican Centre.


Free wifi in the Barbican Centre is provided by The Cloud. 

To access the network, switch on your Wifi device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) and ensure that Wifi is enabled. Select ‘The Cloud’ from the available network list, and open your internet browser. You will see The Cloud landing page. First time users can follow the simple one-time registration process, otherwise you are prompted to log-in and can begin using the Wifi service.

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 in the Centre itself, as well as Benugo and Côte Brasserie in Cinemas 2 & 3, bars and foyer cafés:

Barbican Kitchen (Level G)
Bonfire (Level 1)
Osteria by Searcys (Level 2)
> Benugo (Cinemas 2 & 3)
Côte Brasserie (Cinemas 2 & 3)

More info about eating and drinking is available on the Barbican website.


The Barbican Shop on Level G 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 through travellers' recommendations on Trip Advisor.

Barbican Centre from the highwalk