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With the opening of our plush, new London City Suites by Montcalm in Barbican, the Shaftesbury Hotels Collection is pleased to guide you through the favourite haunts in the locality.
Featuring classical and contemporary music, art exhibitions, theatre performances and film, the Barbican Centre is a haven for art lovers. One of the largest performing arts centre in Europe, the Centre is located in the north of the City of London, in the heart of the Barbican estate.
The Centre houses 3 restaurants and a conservatory along with the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Cinema and the Barbican Library. Barbican Hall: The globally famous London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are based in the Centre's concert hall. With well-priced tickets available from a few pounds, any music lover visiting London should consider an evening in this outstanding venue.
One of the leading art house cinemas in UK, the Barbican Cinema regularly hosts international films festivals as well as screens lesser-known commercial films with an art theme. With regular talks and special events organised especially for children, the Barbican Cinema could be a nice place for your kids to learn something while being entertained.
The Barbican Library is the largest public lending library in the City of London. With a fantastic children's section and a highly-impressive collection of works on music, it is worth a visit.
You could also check out the Museum of London located in the Centre and learn about the history of London form the prehistoric times till the present day.
The Shaftesbury London City Suites by Montcalm is within the London City district around which modern London grew and developed. The nearest underground station is Barbican that connects with the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines and the closest railway station is the London Liverpool Street. All the major attractions listed above are walking distance from the property. However, Barbican has a number of cycle tracks that one can use to move around. So come experience the Barbican while enjoying a lush stay at our new lodging.