Sedex Conference 2016
The Barbican Centre 

Venue information, transport and local accommodation options. 

In the heart of the City of London, with excellent national and international transport links, the AIM-Gold accredited Barbican is Europe’s largest combined arts and events centre.

This unique, historic venue designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in the Brutalist style, has always been a conversation starter, and will be an excellent venue for the Sedex Conference 2016.

Day 1: Milton Court
Recently opened to great acclaim, Milton Court Concert Hall is an exciting addition to the Barbican. Part of a £90million development for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the hall boasts a maximum seat capacity of 608, world-class acoustic design and state-of-the-art technical capability, and is supported by a knowledgeable technical and events team.

Dinner: Barbican Conservatory & Garden Room
The spectacular Conservatory is a joy to discover, a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city which is home to finches, quails, exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees. The Garden Room is a stunning catering area with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Barbican Lakeside, St Giles Church and the cityscape of London.

Day 2: Barbican Hall, Cinema and Lobby
With its superb technical resources, intelligent design and excellent acoustics, Barbican Hall is justifiably acknowledged as one of the country's finest auditoriums. Its breadth of facilities and size, seating from 500 to 1943 people, make the Hall the ultimate venue for larger conferences. 

Getting to the Barbican... 

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by tube

The Barbican is within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. To plan your journey and for up to date travel information, visit the TfL website

by rail

The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. You can also reach the Barbican via City Thameslink at Barbican, Moorgate and Cannon Street.

by bus

Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street. It is easily accessible by bus from around the city; plan your journey using the TfL Interactive Bus Map

on foot

Explore the city by visiting the Barbican on foot – you can walk to the Barbican within 30 minutes from all over central London. Download our detailed walking map for route suggestions

by bicycle

Cycle racks are available at the entrance to Car Park 5 and exit to Car Park 3 and helmets and equipment can be left in the free cloakrooms. Our nearest TfL Bicycle Hire docking station is Silk Street. Plan your journey using the TfL Cycle Journey Planner

by car

The Barbican is clearly sign-posted and has four car parks on Beech Street and Silk Street.

by coach

For those visiting by coach, Silk Street is the designated set down and collect point. Find out more

by air

London's airports are within easy reach of the Barbican. Heathrow. Stansted and Gatwick Airports can be reached within 45 minutes by Underground and express trains. City Airport is located closest and can be reached within 15 minutes by taxi.

Hotels near the Barbican

The Barbican recommends the following hotels nearby:

Thistle City Barbican Hotel

120 Central Street, London EC1V 8DS Tel: +44 (0)871 376 9004 Website  

Holiday Inn Express London – City

275 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LN Tel: +44 (0)20 7300 4300 Website

Montcalm at the Brewery London City

52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD Tel: +44 (0)20 7614 0100 Website

ACE Hotel London

100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ Tel: +44 (0)7613 9800 Website

The Grange St Paul’s

10 Godliman Street, London EC4V 5AJ Tel: +44 (0)20 7074 1000 Website

The Malmaison

18-21 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AH Tel: +44 (0)844 693 0656 Website

Citadines Barbican

7-21 Goswell Road, London EC1M 7AH Tel: +44 (0)7566 8000 Website

The Hoxton Shoreditch

81 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU Tel: +44 (0)20 7550 1000 Website

The DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London

7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF Tel: +44 (0)20 7709 1000 Website

You may also consider using TripAdvisor to find a hotel.