The Best Of Barbican In Photos

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 22 months ago
The Best Of Barbican In Photos
Barbican towers photographed from Tower 42. Photo: Ben Logan

Love it or loathe it, Barbican is an integral part of the London skyline and culture scene. The three residential towers lurk behind the sleek glass towers of the city like concrete monsters reminding Londoners of a bygone architectural era. Below them, people flock to theatre, film and musical performances, exhibitions, bars, restaurants and more. And woe betide any first timers who try to find their way across the maze of the Barbican estate unaided.

Here at Londonist, we've got a bit of a soft spot for Barbican, particularly the view from the Highwalk bridge overlooking what may be the world's most artificial lake.

Looking up at the sky from inside Barbican. Photo: smith
Photo: entoptika
Lakeside Terrace in the sunshine. Photo: Ben Logan
The vehicle and pedestrian tunnel under Barbican, running between Silk Street and Barbican tube station. Photo: vertigo_a
Macaws in Barbican in 2006. No, we don't know why either. Photo: Annie
Barbican towers on the skyline in March 2016. Photo: Ed Karten
It looks lovely at night too. Photo: barbicancentre
Photo: terence chisholm
Sunrise behind Barbican. Photo: Jono Kenyon
Part of the never-ending maze of tunnels, corridors and ramps. Photo: Simon Waterhouse
The inside of the launderette at Barbican feels like something of a time warp. Photo: D A Scott
The platform at Barbican tube station. Photo: Matt Brown
Photo: Ade Oshineye
The Barbican Muse is a sculpture of a woman holding two masks, representing tragedy and comedy It was designed by Matthew Spender and has been in situ since 1994. Photo: Matt Brown
Squirrel in Barbican Conservatory. The conservatory is home to all sorts of tropical plants and exotic fish, although squirrels aren't usually present. It's free to visit, although usually only open on Sundays. Photo: aridleyphotography.com

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Last Updated 28 October 2016