It might look like it was built in 1920s Uzbekistan (then turned inside out) but, believe it or not, the Barbican is only thirty-something. This borderline-navigable optical and spatial illusion is a favourite venue of arts-loving Londoners due to the overwhelming breadth of musical genres that can be heard here.
It's the home of the London Symphony Orchestra, but it’s also where ’60s super-producer Joe Boyd and the surviving members of Pink Floyd chose to host their 2007 Syd Barrett tribute show. In the last year alone, it has showcased Sufi music, and a for-the-hell-of-it mash-up of Afrobeat legends with South American electronicists, to preconception-shattering effect.
The Piano Works
A live music venue in Farringdon.
Venue says: “Brace for the bank holiday! Live music non-stop from noon-1am, DJ to 4am. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2q6IwaF”