Specially commissioned shows and provocative temporary retrospectives fill this interesting arced gallery in the Barbican.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby London attractions

1. Barbican Conservatory

0.03 MILES

The definition of a concrete jungle, this glass-topped conservatory is a surprisingly lush urban rainforest inside the brutalist Barbican, London’s second…

2. Barbican Art Gallery

0.04 MILES

Spread over two levels, the larger of the two art galleries at the Barbican hosts thoughtful temporary exhibitions that change a few times a year. Entry…

3. Barbican

0.05 MILES

The architectural value of this sprawling post-WWII brutalist housing estate divides Londoners, but the Barbican remains a sought-after living space as…

4. St Giles' Cripplegate

0.12 MILES

St Giles' is one of the few medieval churches to survive both the Great Fire in 1666 and the Blitz, although it was badly damaged in the latter and by…

5. City Wall


Discovered after a WWII bomb razed a 19th-century warehouse, this crumbling collection of brickwork is the remains of a Roman city wall and bastion with…

6. Museum of London

0.22 MILES

Romp through 450,000 years of London history at this entertaining and educational museum, one of the capital's finest. Exhibiting everything from a…

7. Roman Fort & City Wall

0.25 MILES

London’s roots lie in the walled Roman settlement of Londinium, established in 43 CE on the northern bank of the River Thames. Few traces of the 3rd…

8. Charterhouse

0.28 MILES

From a monastery, to a Tudor mansion, to the charitable foundation that's operated here since 1611, Charterhouse has played a discreet but important part…