The Barbican Centre is signposted on all main roads into the City. The car parks are off Silk Street and off Beech Street (westbound access only). There is a headroom restriction of 1.85m. If you have an oversize vehicle please contact the Box Office on 020 7101 1188 (Mon-Sun 10:00am - 5:30pm) or email [email protected] to discuss alternative parking. All car parks stay open until midnight. There are accessible routes to all venues and lifts are available for anyone who needs them. Blue Badge bays are situated in Car Parks 3 & 5.
Free parking for blue badge-holders
If you are an occasional visitor to the Centre, please take your blue badge to one of our reception desks or Barbican Shop on the day of your visit in order to receive a complimentary car park voucher. You do not need to display your blue badge in your vehicle.
If you are a regular visitor to the Centre, there is an automated number plate recognition system in our car parks for Access Bookers who are blue badge-holders to allow for free use of the Barbican car parks during visits to the Barbican Centre. Find out how to join the Access Scheme. To qualify for free parking please provide a copy of your blue badge (both sides) and details of the number plate of the vehicle you regularly use (up to a maximum of three) to [email protected] or by post to:
Entry to the car parks under the automated number plate recognition scheme will expire in line with your blue badge expiry date so please remember to update your details when you receive a new blue badge.
Available parking bays
Blue badge bays are situated in Car Park 3 & Car Park 5 near to the entrances of both car parks.
Reserving a parking space
Blue badge holders may reserve a wide parking bay in Car Park 3 or Car Park 5, subject to availability. Book here and once you have chosen the date of your visit, you will be prompted to let us know whether you expect to arrive in the morning, afternoon or evening - though your space will be reserved for you all day! You'll also be asked to confirm your car registration during the checkout. Bookings must be made no later than 12 noon on the day before your visit. Your vehicle registration number and the date and time of your booking will appear on the display stand notice located at your reserved parking bay, and will be confirmed on the e-ticket you receive when your reservation is complete.
Bookings can be made up to 3 calendar months in advance.
We have a number of blue badge bays available each day on a first come first served basis. If all blue badge bays are taken, please park elsewhere in the car park.
Cancelling a parking space
The number of accessible parking bays available at the Barbican Centre is limited, so please remember to cancel your booking should you no longer require it.
Taxi Drop Off Points
The most convenient points for taxi drop off are the Silk Street entrance for Level G and above, and the Stalls Floor roadway for Level minus one and below (Pit Theatre, Cinema 1, Concert Hall stalls seating, Theatre stalls seating). To access the Stalls Floor roadway please follow signs on the carriage way at Silk Street to car parks. Drop off on the straight section of road on the approach to Car Park 3. Doors to the Stalls Floor are on the right hand side. Lifts to all levels are on the left.