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Delegates given a fresh perspective with Barbican Tours

Delegates and clients will be given the opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of the Barbican alongside their event with specialist packages created by the Business Events Team, which include tours of the iconic building.

Opened by The Queen in 1982, who declared it ‘one of the modern wonders of the world’, the building is seen as a landmark in terms of its scale, cohesion and ambition. Its stunning spaces and unique location at the heart of the Barbican Estate has made it an internationally recognised venue, set within an urban landscape acknowledged as one of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century.   

The tours, which are available throughout the year, cost £11.50 per person and can be fitted in and around events to suit delegate timetables.  

“The tours are very popular and they offer something a little different for event organisers,” comments Oliver Hargreaves, Barbican’s Deputy Head of Sales. “The Barbican is completely unique, and the story of its fascinating history leaves delegates with a real sense that they have been a part of something quite special. The tours are a great way to inspire and give delegates an engaging activity alongside the event that they are attending.”  

There are two choices of tours on offer at the Barbican:

• Architecture Tour - A 90-minute walking tour of the Barbican to discover the history behind the building and the surrounding Barbican Estate, considered one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture. From concrete styles to architectural motifs and insightful facts, the Architecture Tour will leave attendees looking at the Barbican from a fresh perspective.
• Backstage Tour – A 75-minute tour discovering the unseen backstage spaces of the landmark Barbican Theatre. Starting at the stage door, delegates will wind their way through the dressing room corridors, up the state-of-the-art fly tower, down to the stage to see the latest production set before ending in the Barbican Conservatory. The Backstage Tour is subject to availability.

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