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British Sign Language Architecture Tour

Brutal or beautiful?

Architecture walking tour Barbican grounds

Follow our Barbican guide on a 90-minute BSL 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 discover the fascinating history around the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate and learn more about its construction, design and influence.

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... 

This 90 minute walking tour is led by Martin Glover, Deaf architect and BSL user, and does not include a voiceover. Booking in advance is essential. Free ticket for companion if required, please speak with the Box Office or email [email protected].

Post-tour refreshments
Present your same day Architecture tour ticket in the Barbican Kitchen to enjoy a hot drink and cake for £3.50.

Meet at the Advance Ticket Desk, level G

A booking fee applies for telephone bookings. There is no booking fee when tickets are purchased in person from the Box Office.


a black and white picture of the barbican towers in central london

Watch: Architecture

Discover more about the history of our Grade II listed building plus debates and discussion about architecture – with slight favouritism towards Brutalism…

architecture on stage, kazuyo sejima, kazuyo sejima giving a lecture about japanese architecture in london at the barbican centre

Watch: Architecture on Stage - Kazuyo Sejima

Renowned architect Kazuyo Sejima explores the relationship between the individual and Japan's advanced information society as she revisits domestic projects, looking at the principles behind key houses such as House in Plum Grove (2003).

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