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Architecture Tours

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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.

  • Please read our safety information so you can enjoy your visit.
  • We ask that visitors on the tours maintain two metre social distancing and wear a face covering
  • We've reduced tour capacity to allow for social distancing
  • Show your e-ticket at the 'Tours Meeting Point' on our Lakeside.
  • Our Architecture Tours take place predominantly outside. Please be prepared for all weather conditions.
  • Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.
  • Our Architecture Tour ticket will include entry to the Conservatory on Level 3, subject to opening times.
    Please check Conservatory opening times here
  • If you have any access requirements please contact us in advance at [email protected]
  • To arrange a private tour please email [email protected] or submit a request here


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Groups (10+):

Call the Groups line on 020 7382 7211




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Meet on Level G