The Barbican Conservatory
A hidden tropical oasis in a concrete jungle, The Barbican conservatory rises up as a huge greenhouse and is the perfect Sunday haze for nature lovers who enjoy tropical wildlife and relaxing in unusual scenery.
Over 2,000 species of tropical plants tower, twist, twine and spill over the brutalist architecture of the UK’s second largest conservatory. Spot tropical fish swimming through the waters, and catch colourful butterflies flitting through the air, or take a tour with the resident gardener to learn all about the forest. Enjoy an afternoon tea amidst the hidden delights of this glorious garden before wandering over to the rest of the Barbican Centre, one of the UK's most popular cultural hubs. After an afternoon in this curious utopia, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the whole family will feel refreshed, and the kids will be talking about it for days!