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The Barbican is located in the heart of the ancient city of London and is readily accessible by rail, underground and road.

We are blessed to have our campus in a wonderful location, situated in the nerve centre of London. The Barbican boasts theatres, street markets, museums and various historical sites of London. If your interests include tourism, history and historic architecture, this is an area rich in the stories of old London. St Paul’s Cathedral, foremost of the many Wren churches, a fine and rare example of London’s city gates and the thousand year old Tower of London. If you are caught by the new rather than the old, then you will be interested in buildings such as the Gherkin, the London stock exchange and the Helmet .This shows an excellent contrast between old historical buildings and modern innovative architecture.

Why not attend one of the various festivals, theatre, art and dance exhibitions at the Barbican centre, or enjoy a day out at the 2010 Lord Mayor’s Show. This will be on Saturday 13 November at 11am. Your location is an education within itself so take full advantage of it.


The nearest Underground station is Barbican, on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. To reach Alfred The Great College, exit the station and turn left and take the second left onto Glasshouse yard. Other Underground stations nearby are Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank, Liverpool Street and Mansion House.


The nearest rail stations are Liverpool Street, Farringdon and Blackfriars. City Thameslink services serve Barbican, Moorgate and Cannon Street.


Bus Route 153 stops outside Barbican tube station. Starting from outside Liverpool Street Station, it runs daily to the Barbican, Angel and Finsbury Park. Other services running near the Barbican are as follows: 8, 11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 76, 78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 214, 242, 243, 271, and 344 (7 days a week); 4, (Mon-Sat); 21, 25, 521 (Mon-Fri).

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Telephone: +44 (0)2078569923
Fax: +44 (0)2074904756

Postal Address:
20-25 Glasshouse yard
The Barbican
London EC1A 4JT

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