This is one of the three skyscrapers towering above the surrounding area. At 42 storeys high, or 123 metres these magnificent concrete blocks house 2014 flats and around 400 people.
It’s a classic example of Brutalist architecture and maybe the best in the country. The Barbican Estate has been designated Grade II listing.Brutalist architecture is a movement that was popular in the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s. There are lots of great examples throughout the country including The St Giles Hotel and Birmingham Central Library (although unfortunately being demolished).
Even the Queen loves it!
One of the modern wonders of the world
The Barbican Centre, part of the Barbican Estate, is a performing arts centre hosting concert and art exhibitions year round. It also has a permanent library, theatre and conference centre.
Don’t mistake this area for being the run down part of London. It’s one of the wealthiest places. The average price of apartmenta is £1 million. Over 50% of the population of City of London lives here.
If you’re in London it’s well worth the short tube trip to visit the Barbican and the Barbican Centre is open till late. It’s free to visit and worth a trip early in the mornings or late at night when the sun is setting.
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