Looking for a green space to get away from the hustle and bustle of London? You do not have to go far. The huge concrete expanse of the Barbican hides an oasis where few people go and even fewer people ever get. Yes, I got lost too trying to find it. But don’t give up and you will be rewarded with an amazing conservatory full of tropical plants. The entrance is on level 3 of the Barbican Arts Centre and the ‘easiest’ way to get there is from the Museum of London. With your back to the museum entrance, take the walkway on your left and follow the signs to the Barbican Centre. If you manage to get there, take the stairs or elevator to level 3 and you will see it right in front of you. Good luck!
The conservatory was originally designed to hide the adjacent theatre’s fly tower, but who cares? It is there to be enjoyed, but mind! only on certain days, usually Sundays. The opening dates can be found here.