The Barbican Centre in London

Written by Karen Bryan

When I was in London recently I prepared some sandwiches to take out with me. This was dual purpose, to save the cost of buying ready-made food and so that I could have a quick bite in order to make the most of daylight hours.

As it was a cold day, I was looking for somewhere indoors to eat my lunch after my visit to Wesley’s Chapel and the Museum of Methodism.

barbican interior

The Barbican Centre was an ideal place. There are plenty of seats dotted around the public areas. I even managed to find a chair at a small table, next to an electrical socket so I could charge my mobile phone. There were plenty of other people around with the same idea, who mainly looked like local office workers looking for a change of scene at lunch-time. There’s also free WiFi.

If the weather is good, you could sit out by the lakeside terrace.

barbican lakeside