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Culture at London's Barbican

The Barbican is a compact area in the City of London and is home to the world-renowned arts powerhouse, The Barbican Centre, along with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London headquarters of the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Barbican Centre has something for every culture-lover with space for concerts, plays, films plus art galleries, a library and cafes where you can take it all in over a cuppa. With its continually changing programme of events there's something to suit a range of tastes and pockets.

Food and drink in and around The Barbican

The Barbican Centre itself has several places to eat, whether you're after a simple sandwich or something more substantial. The surrounding streets also have some great eating spots. Head to Charterhouse Street for some good choices or try Smiths of Smithfield, a four-floor venue with two restaurants, a cafe, bar and roof terrace. Nearby Old Spitalfields Market is also well worth a look for a range of on-the-go or eat-in foodie options from authentic Philly cheesesteak to a craft beer at Galvin HOP.

What to do and see Near The Barbican

At The Barbican you're within an easy walk of some top London sights such as St Paul's Cathedral, the free-to-enter Museum of London plus great shopping at Leadenhall Market and One New Change. Looking for a cheap hotel Near The Barbican? Travelodge London Central City Road Hotel's your Nearest bet or try Travelodge London Central Liverpool Street Hotel.