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Architecture Tour + Cocktail

New Perspectives

The Barbican Martini Bar

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours, then enjoy a post-tour tipple in our Martini Bar. 

Led by our expert guides, the Architecture + Cocktail Tour takes you across the Barbican Centre and surrounding Brutalist estate, ending with a cocktail at our newly refurbished Martini Bar.

You’ll explore the site’s little-known nooks and crannies, venturing through criss-crossing highwalks, leafy courts and sweeping crescents, with plenty of stops along the way, including:

  • Our tranquil Lakeside Terrace
  • The striking form of the Sculpture Court
  • The trio of soaring residential towers
  • Ruins along the original London Wall
  • And more…

You’ll learn about the vision and ambition behind the design, and gain an insight into its the past, present and future.

After you’ve experienced the iconic views of the Barbican, you can enjoy a post-tour tipple in the Martini Bar. Gaze over the Barbican Lakeside with a classic Martini or cocktail of your choice.

  • Meet at the Tickets and Information Desk
  • Our Architecture Tours take place predominantly outside. Please be prepared for all weather conditions
  • If you have any access requirements please contact us in advance at [email protected] or on 0845 120 7511
  • Architecture tours are available throughout the year with new dates added frequently
  • To arrange a private tour please email [email protected] or call 020 7382 7211
  • If you choose to collect your tickets please collect them from the Tickets & Information Desk


Cocktails, concrete and tonnes of charm

Pop into the Martini Bar for a pre-performance tipple, with Happy Hour from 5-6pm

Barbican Martini Bar