Self-guided Discovery Walk in London’s Barbican: architecture and life
Walking tours

Self-guided Discovery Walk in London’s Barbican: architecture and life

Language: English
Availability: Flexible
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Explore London during this interactive and fun discovery walk
  • Learn about the history and local stories of the city center in a playful way
  • Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route
  • See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots
What to expect

Explore the heart of London’s stunning concrete jungle! As you admire the Barbican’s contrasting robust brutalist buildings and lush greens and fountains, learn about the history and fascinating facts too. The co-founders, Kristina & Wendy, created fun location-specific riddles to guide you through the area. Along the way, you’ll unlock recommendations for the best food and drink nearby, to make even greater memories.

This playful walk across London’s architectural wonder sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know Barbican or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

Local wonders you’ll discover on this walk include:

  • Curious and surprising historical facts
  • Plenty of architectural insights and stories
  • Lesser-known corners of the Barbican
  • Hidden unexpected views

This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families with kids, curious locals, visitors, and team building. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.

Along the way, enjoy meaningful moments of discovery; explore, learn and have fun! Use #secretcitytrails to be featured on the company's social media and enter a monthly raffle to win a free discovery walk.

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Barbican Centre, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom

Meeting point:

Start your Discovery Game on the Lakeside Terrace (easily accessed coming through the Barbican Arts Centre from Silk Street).

What to remember
  • You will receive your game within 24 hours after your booking
  • This is a self-guided tour, there is no tour guide that meets you at the start location
  • You will receive an email with a link to your game. The link to the game is valid up to 6 months after the purchase. By tapping the play button your game opens in your phone’s browser. No downloads needed
  • You can stop the game and take a break at any point and start where you left off later
  • You can play any day of the week, it is recommended to play during daylight hours
  • The game is recommended to be played in a team of 1-5 people
  • You can share a team viewer link, so everyone can read riddles and stories on their phones. Just make sure to select one person to enter answers
  • Start on the Lakeside Terrace (easily accessed coming through the Barbican Arts Centre from Silk Street)
  • End near Lakeside Terrace
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  • You can play any day of the week, it is recommended to play during daylight hours
  • You can start the game up to 6 months after the purchase
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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