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Architecture Tours

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Barbican architecture

Discover the vast, bold and brutal Barbican estate on our 90 minute Architecture Tours.

Led by our expert guides, the tour takes you across the Barbican Centre and surrounding Brutalist estate. You’ll explore the site’s little-known nooks and crannies, venturing through criss-crossing highwalks, leafy courts and sweeping crescents, with plenty of stops along the way, including:

  • Our tranquil Lakeside Terrace
  • The striking form of the Sculpture Court
  • The trio of soaring residential towers
  • Ruins along the original London Wall
  • And more…

You’ll learn about the vision and ambition behind the design, and gain insight into the past, present and future of the site.

  • Please read our safety information so you can enjoy your visit.
  • We encourage visitors on the tours to wear a face covering
  • Show your e-ticket at the 'Tours Meeting Point' on our Lakeside.
  • Our Architecture Tours take place predominantly outside. Please be prepared for all
  • Our Architecture Tour ticket will include entry to the Conservatory on Level 3, subject to opening times.
    Please check Conservatory opening times here
  • If you have any access requirements please contact us in advance at [email protected]
  • To arrange a private tour please email [email protected] or submit a request here


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No booking fee. Discounts subject to availability.





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Groups (10+):

Contact the Group Bookings team at [email protected]


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Meet on Level G