The Barbican is located in the heart of the City of London and is accessible by rail, road and underground.

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Silk Street Enhancement Works
From Tuesday 7–Friday 10 April, the final stages of the Silk Street enhancement works will be initiated as the carriageway by the entrance to the Barbican and Guildhall School of Music & Drama receives anti-skid treatment. This will involve some local diversions and road closures. Access to the Barbican will be maintained at all times for vehicles and closed roads are expected to open in the evenings.

Traffic will be required to enter and exit Silk Street via Milton Street until Wednesday 8 April. On Thursday 9–Friday 10 April, traffic will be required to enter and exit Silk Street via Beech Street.

by tube

We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the TfL website

by rail

The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon.

by bus

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

on foot

Explore the city by visiting us on foot – you can walk to the Barbican within 30 minutes from all over central London. Download our detailed walking map for route suggestions.

by bicycle

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 Silk Street. Plan your journey using the TfL Cycle Journey Planner

by car

The Barbican is clearly sign-posted and has four car parks on Beech Street and Silk Street.

by coach

For those visiting by coach, Silk Street is the designated set down and collect point. Find out more