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.