This photo of the Barbican Arts Centre in London is part of one of the panoramic images found on the PanoramicEarth.com Tour of London. There are over 100 images taken from around
“The Barbican is
And this may well be true for under one roof here you can find a concert hall, two theatres, three cinemas, two art galleries, conservatory and public library, three restaurants, private function rooms, conference suites, two exhibition halls and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. It is open 363 days a year and offers a vast array of visual and performing arts. It would almost be quicker to list the types of material that is not shown at the Barbican Centre than to list what is.
In spite or all this glory, the Barbican Centre has also the dubious honour of being voted "
The area in which the Barbican Centre now sits was heavily bombed in WWII, yet it took quite some time for the redevelopment to happen. It was opened in 1982, being mostly funded by the City of
The Barbican is the home of the London Symphony Orchestra and was, until recently, the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. The nearst tube is the Barbican, and the Museum of London and St. Paul's Cathedral are also nearby.
The full panoramic image showing the outside of the Barbican Centre and the fountain terraces can be found on the London tour by PanoramicEarth.com. An enlargement of this photo can be found on Flickr.
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