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Young Barbican Architecture Tour

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A tour where anyone aged 14–25 can explore and discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate with our Barbican guide

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

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... 

Show your ticket in the Barbican Kitchen the same day and you’ll get to enjoy a hot drink and cake for £3.50. 

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Meet at the Ticket and Information Desk, Level M.


The tour takes 90 minutes.

£5 Young Barbican exhibition tickets

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Level G Mezzanine