|Venue name:||Barbican Conservatory|
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This is one of those secret London places that I love to bring friends from out of town. A literal urban jungle with lots of different types of flowers and other plants. A warm (and free!) place to spend an afternoon especially when it is rainy and dark outside. You can easily spend a few hours admiring, photographing and drawing there; and check out the other cultural things on offer at Barbican Centre. We had a bubbly afternoon tea there recently and it was really lovely too!
A wonderful green space in the heart of the city, it is a stark contrast to it's surroundings. The Conservatory provides a lush area to enjoy afternoon tea or simply a beautiful walk to appreciate the efforts undertaken to cultivate a natural world indoors.
There is a great pond with some humongous koi carp as well as another little pond with fish in it and a delicate footbridge. Some stunning flowers of mega proportions, it was a lovely afternoon adventure with the family.
As a member of the young Barbican scheme I've been to the Barbican a few times, enjoying music and exhibitions (do google Young Barbican's as its free to join with lots of discounted ticket offers), but have never found the elusive Conservatory! I was surprised to find the Barbican open on a recent bank holiday and used the opportunity to find the second biggest conservatory in London. I was with my Dad (a keen horticulturalist) and we were both really taken aback by the variety of tropical plants and the vastness of the glass-roofed area. The displays of the history of the conservatory were also really interesting- particularly the lengths it took to establish everything back in the 1970s! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and will 100% be back again, a wonderful tranquil spot in London that I would recommend again and again.
AWESOME! I sort of stumbled across this whilst waiting for some mates. What a beautiful piece of beauty, encapsulated in a heart of stone.
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