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Architecture Tours

New Perspectives

Barbican architecture

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours.

Led by our expert guides, the tour takes you across the Barbican Centre and surrounding Brutalist estate. 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 insight into the past, present and future of the site.

Capturing the staggering scale, other-worldly compositions and iconic forms of the Barbican, the tour will leave you looking at the centre and estate from a new perspective.

  • Collect tickets from the Tickets and Information Desk in the shop
  • Our Architecture Tours take place predominantly outside. Please be prepared for all weather conditions
  • Present your same day Architecture tour ticket in the Barbican Kitchen to enjoy a hot drink and cake for £4.50
  • If you have any access requirements please contact us in advance at [email protected] or on 0207 638 8891
  • Architecture tours are available throughout the year with new dates added frequently
  • To arrange a private tour please email [email protected] , call 020 7382 7211 or submit a request here
  • If you choose to collect your tickets please collect them from the Tickets & Information Desk

Architecture Tipple Tour

The price of a ticket for any of our Friday evening tours includes a voucher for a cocktail at the Martini Bar, which you can enjoy at the end of the tour.

Choose from any cocktail on the extensive menu, including some non alcoholic options.

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