About Venue & directions

Venue Details

The Barbican, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS.

Nearest tubes:

The nearest Underground station is Barbican. Other stations nearby are Moorgate, St Paul’s, Bank, Liverpool Street and Old Street. The Barbican can also be accessed using trains and buses. More detailed info

Car parking:

The Barbican is clearly sign-posted on all roads for cars and coaches and has 4 car parks. More detailed info


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