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Discover free things to do and new places to explore on your next visit to the Barbican. 

Welcome to the Barbican
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Free things to do

Experience free installations, commissions and events.

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Lakeside Terrace

The Lakeside is a spectacular location in the heart of the Barbican - the perfect place to relax and enjoy a coffee.

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Barbican Tours

From the sunken depths of our theatre to the soaring heights of our towers and beyond, discover the Barbican from a new perspective on our tours.

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The Barbican Library is a vibrant public library in the heart of the Barbican Centre with books, spoken word recordings, DVDs, CDs and sheet music available for loan to all members.

Barbican Shop


From gifts, books and souvenirs to exclusive commissions from emerging designers and makers, discover the latest ranges in the Barbican shops

sculptures hang from the ceiling of the Conservatory

The Conservatory x Ranjani Shettar

Our Conservatory hosts a spectacular new site-specific commission by Indian sculptor Ranjani Shettar.