The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.
The nearest Underground station is Barbican, on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. To reach the Barbican, exit the station and cross Aldersgate Street in front of you. Walk through the road tunnel (Beech Street) before taking the first turning right into Silk Street. The Barbican is straight ahead of you. Alternatively, exit the station using the stairs to the first floor, crossing the road using the footbridge before following the signs to the Barbican. Other Underground stations nearby are Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank, Liverpool Street and Mansion House.
The nearest rail stations are Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Blackfriars. City Thameslink services serve Barbican, Moorgate and Cannon Street.
Bus Route 153 (currently on diversion until Feb 2012) stops close to the Barbican in Chiswell Street. Starting from outside Liverpool Street Station, it runs daily to the Barbican, Angel and Finsbury Park. Other services running near the Barbican are as follows: 8, 11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 76,78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 214, 242, 243, 271, 344 (7 days a week); 4, (Mon-Sat); 21, 25, 521 (Mon-Fri).
The Barbican is clearly sign-posted and has four car parks. Two are off Beech Street (westbound access only) and two are off Silk Street near the main entrance. All car parks have a height restriction of 6'1". The postcode of the car parks is EC2Y 8DS. More info and prices
Diversions involving Silk Street Until Feb 2012, Silk Street is closed to Eastbound vehicular traffic between Milton Street and Moor Lane with a diversion via Milton Street, Chiswell Street and Finsbury Street. Moor Lane will be closed to Northbound vehicular traffic between Silk Street and Ropemaker Street with a diversion via Silk Street, Milton Street, Chiswell Street, Finsbury Street and Ropemaker Street. Milton Street will be closed to southbound vehicular traffic between Milton Court and Silk Street with a diversion via Chiswell Street, Finsbury Street, Ropemaker Street, Moor Lane and Silk Street or Chiswell Street and Silk Street.
Coaches may set down and collect passengers in Silk Street. Limited coach parking is available in the metered bays in Silk Street and Fore Street.
The Main entrance at Silk Street is ramped and lifts give access to all levels. All our venues have seating for wheelchair users - please inform us of any access requirements on booking. There are three wheelchairs for visitors' use, subject to availability; these can be pre-booked by calling the Box Office on 020 7638 8891.
An induction loop is provided in the Concert Hall and Cinema. Visitors with hearing aids can make use of this facility by switching their hearing aid to the 'T' position. A radio network system is provided in the Theatre and Pit - visitors with hearing impairments may benefit from this facility. Headsets can be collected from Theatre Stalls Right prior to performance.