BE Offices workspaces are located in some of London’s most prestigious areas with places of cultural interest just moments away. One such location is our Barbican building, on the doorstep of the Barbican Arts Centre.
The Barbican Arts Centre is part of the iconic Barbican Estate, built between 1965 and 1976 on a 35-acre site which suffered devastation during the bombings of World War II. Comprised of 2,000 residential properties it is also home to cultural and educational destinations, primarily the Arts Centre but also The Guildhall School for Music and Drama, the City of London School for Girls and the Barbican public library.
The Barbican Arts Centre is an internationally renowned cultural destination, hosting art exhibitions, contemporary and classical music concerts, theatrical performances and film screenings, as well as housing an extraordinary botanical conservatory, a library and three restaurants.
Both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra call the Barbican home, as well as it being the London base of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
All genres of music are celebrated at the Barbican, which prides itself on its boundary-pushing music programme which includes the work of contemporary artists and experimental collaborations as well as world-leading orchestras and soloists.
Theatre and dance
Two theatre spaces play host to the very finest international theatre and dance performances by artists and companies who are pushing the envelope in terms of what theatre can be.
As well as showcasing the best international releases, the Barbican plays host to talks with filmmakers and major curated seasons. It also serves as a platform for independent directors and works with a variety of international film festivals and arts partners, as well as collaborating with the nearby Guildhall School of Music and Drama, to support young programmers and filmmakers.
The Barbican Conservatory, a hidden botanical gem in a concrete jungle, provides a delightful escape during lunch or after work. After Kew Gardens, its the largest botanical garden of its kind in the capital, home to more than 2,000 species of plants, predominantly of the tropical variety.
The horticultural attraction is open on selected days every week, from 12pm and is free to visit, but it is necessary to book in advance.
The Barbican really is a great location for businesses, with so much on the doorstep and all the opportunities afforded by City of London and financial district connections. And, with the recent arrival of the Elizabeth Line, just moments away from our Beech Street business centre, affordable award-winning flexible workspace is even more accessible than ever.
With opening deals starting at just £375 per desk, this might just be the most reasonably priced office space the City of London has to offer, all with a free onsite gym, secure cycle storage, expansive roof terrace and a full programme of free community event including monthly themed cocktails.