Barbican Centre


Surrounded by concrete tower blocks and skinny skyscrapers, the Barbican Centre is a hive of activity in music and the performing arts. Inside the complex you'll find the Barbican Cinema, which is always at the cutting edge of art house film; the Barbican Theatre, which plays host to the Royal Shakespeare Company, among others; Barbican Hall, home to the London Symphony Orchestra; and the Barbican Gallery, a center for showcasing visual art talent from around the world. You can even enjoy a post-theater meal at the excellent restaurant, Searcy's.

Location:  Silk Street

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Su 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.