Barbican Centre, London

Whenever I'm asked about my favorite place to visit in London – hidden gems, must-visits, that sort of thing – my answer is always the same. It's funny, because my favorite "hidden gem" in my former town is actually right out in the open. It's a museum, gallery, theatre, event space, and a place most Londoners have at least passed by on a bus, if not visited.

My favorite place in all of London is the Barbican – that giant cement block of greatness in East London.

We paid a visit earlier this summer before leaving for the States and it was perfect. See, aside from all of thoes things I mentioned above, the Barbican is also a public park designed in the Brutalist style. I posted a few photos of it here, but had to share a few more – it's just too good: 

Any favorite "hidden gems" in your city? Favorite place in London, or otherwise? I'd love to hear!

Photos by D Watterson III