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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.
  • Show your e-ticket at the 'Tours Meeting Point' outside The Barbican Shop, on Level G.
  • 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]
  • To arrange a private tour please email [email protected] or submit a request here


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