Barbican Centre, London
The Barbican Centre is situated about ten minutes' walk north of St Paul's Cathedral, between Barbican and Moorgate. The name "Barbican", a towered outpost on city walls, refers to this former site of Roman and Medieval fortifications. The development, which took more than 10 years, was originally planned by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in 1955 and comprises flats for more than 4,000 people (including three tower blocks about 120m/394ft high) together with the integrated Barbican Centre which was opened in March 1982.
Barbican Centre Map
The Barbican Library is London's largest lending library.There are particular strengths in music including listening facilities and a practice piano.
Barbican Art Gallery
The Barbican Art Gallery offers a program of temporary exhibitions, the core of which consists of British 19th and 20th C painting, sculpture and photography.
Barbican Centre Pictures
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