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"The Barbicanlabyrinth" It is a standing joke among the
Londoners, that have you first dared to go in to the Barbicancomplex, you˙ never find you
way out again. The different parts of the complex is connected with a labyrinth of
tunnels,footbridges and stairs, where you can easily lose your way. To help you on your
way they have now paintet yellow stripes in these paths, wich sooner or later should guide
you forward to the Barbican Centre (The culturecentre). You can olso use the church St.
Giles in Cipplegate as a bearinsmark. The bombardments during the second World War, wich
destroyed the district with the ground, only tore off the roof of thechurch (restored in
1952-6O). St. Giles is from the Tudortime and is surrouned by water on a little island in
the middle of Barbicans concreteocean.
Barbican Centre is one of the biggest culturecentres in London. Royale shakespeare company and London Symphony Orchestra have fixed domicile in Barbican, where they olso have exhibitions and filmfestiwals. Furthermore there is a completely occupied program of free exhibitions and concerts in the foyers, weekendactivities especially for kids and an outstanding bookstore with litterature about art and culture. Barbican Centre is on the north of a gigantic dwelling house. The best generalview over Barbican is from the waterside Cafe┤ (level 5) or from the winter gardens (level 8 and 9).
This page was last updated on august 29, 1998