This landmark building is best enjoyed with plenty of time to explore, so make the most of
your visit and discover some of the best spots and activities across the Barbican this summer.
There are lots of different restaurants for you to choose from, all conveniently located in the Centre. Choose between Osteria, the Italian-style bistro on level 2, Bonfire, a laid-back burger joint with a sunny terrace, and Barbican Kitchen, the family-friendly café-restaurant serving fresh pizza, salads and daily hot specials, where kids eat free for every adult ordering a main meal.
For home-made cakes and coffees, there are cafes on Level G and at the Cinema Cafe on Beech Street. The Martini Bar overlooking the foyers serves classic cocktails and a very own Barbican Gin, while just for the summer you can enjoy a cocktail from London’s first ever robotic bartender, Makr Shakr, as part of the AI: More than Human exhibition.
Explore our programme of Level G installations, artist residencies and pop-up events. For more details click here
Explore the Life Rewired Hub on Level G. Inside the Hub you’ll find an exhibition of new writing and short films by artists navigating the dizzying impact of technology on our lives, and some beautiful (free) illustrated posters.
Drop-by the Bonfire Terrace for an Aperol Spritz and great views of the City skyline.
Join one of the free 15 minute Welcome tours. We run several tours daily, starting from the Tickets Information desk on Level G. You’ll visit the Sculpture Court, Highwalks and other key sites – a great intro to the Barbican.
Take home a piece of the Barbican with a souvenir from the Barbican Shop.
Go beyond the Barbican and explore the high walks of the Barbican Estate. You’ll see beautiful gardens, medieval structures such as St. Giles’ Church, sculptures and curios, and get an insight into what makes the estate a unique post-war undertaking.
Enjoy delicious food in the restaurants, or relax with a coffee on the Lakeside.