Location & getting there
Barbican is a prestigious area in central east London, surrounded by Clerkenwell to the north, Farringdon to the west, Shoreditch to the east and City to the south. It is famous for its brutalist housing estate, which now houses some of the most expensive flats in the capital, as well as the Barbican Centre, a culture hub. Barbican underground station is in fare zone 1. It is served by Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Central lines. If travelling via the Northern line, you can get off at Moorgate station, which is only a 5 minute walk away. Despite the pricey residential and commercial property, you might run into pickpockets and other petty criminals in Barbican, so keep an eye on your belongings. However, if you stay alert, it’s perfectly safe even late in the evening.
Gay massage in Barbican
Currently we don’t have any masseurs who reside in Barbican but you will not have to travel very far for your male massage. Our very own George is based in Camden Town and that’s just a short trip away on the underground. Alternatively, you could visit Jeremy in Soho (Tottenham Court Road station) or Flavio in Edgware Road (six stops, no changes). If you prefer your masseur to travel to your home or hotel instead, this can also be arranged. You can pick from any of the available masseurs and book an outcall for an additional £50 fee (for taxi and travel time). Just give us a call on +44 7492 898079 to discuss your options. All locations have showering facilities as well as everything that you need for a good massage. All you have to do is turn up!
Things to do near Barbican
Visit the Barbican Centre
The Barbican Centre is a major cultural hub, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re a movie buff, theatre enthusiast, visual art afficionado, into classical or rock music – there really is something for everyone. The building itself is a real conversation-starter. It was voted London’s ugliest building in 2003, and yet the brutalist artchitecture of the 60s-80s has many fans. Inside it’s vast and somewhat labyrinthine, with multiple entrances and exists. However, even if you don’t like the architecture, you’ll love the comfortable seats with plenty of leg space, high quality food & drink and riveting performances. There’s a rather good Martini bar and you can take your drinks into the performance space, too. What’s not to love?
Get lost in the Barbican Estate
If you’re visiting the Barbican Centre, you will get the opportunity to walk through The Barbican estate. It is a brutalist housing complex that can be terribly confusing for a first-time visitor. Even seasoned Londoners find new ways in and out of the estate, as well as other delightful discoveries – a church, lakes, elevated gardens, a fountain, tennis courts, a tunnel…If you’re worried about getting lost in the maze or just want to find out more, there are guided tours of the estate (yes, it’s big enough for that). The estate, originally envisaged in the 50s, was bombed and rebuilt. Some flats, though compact, are sold for as much as 4 million pounds. Personally, I find it one of the most magical places in London, and a perfect marriage between rough concrete and natural features.
Keep fit & healthy
Here’s what I do not recommend: the swimming pool at the Thistle hotel. Last time I visited, the facilities could have done with a good clean. I’m not likely to visit the Thistle again soon, but if you do and it’s improved, please let me know. In the meantime, I’d suggest opting for the Virgin Active gym and health centre instead. It has a comfortable large swimming pool (clean!), sauna and steam room, as well as a gym to keep those guns in shape. If you are travelling, exercise might not be the topmost activity on your mind, but your body will thank you if you take some time out to give it a boost. So if you are staying in Barbican, drop by the health centre. Your wellbeing is always worth your time.
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