Architecture Tours

17 March 2015 - 29 January 2016 / 17:00, 19:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 13:00
Barbican Estate

Prices and information

Meet at the Advance Ticket Desk,
Level G

subject to availability

How much concrete was used? Why is it called ‘Barbican’? Why is the lake so green…?

Follow our Barbican guide on a 90-minute walking tour as you explore the Barbican and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.

Walking along the Barbican highwalks, you’ll learn more about the construction, design and influence of the estate, along with surprising and rarely seen sights and discoveries plus little known insights into this unique architectural endeavour.

From concrete styles to architectural motifs and insightful facts, our Architecture tour will leave you thinking and looking at the Barbican from a fresh perspective...

Architecture Tours are available throughout the year. If you are planning your visit beyond the dates available online, please contact our Box Office on 0207 638 8891 for further information on future tours.

Post-tour refreshments
Present your same day Architecture tour ticket in the Barbican Foodhall and receive a free hot drink with your meal.

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