Water and history at the Barbican

It is easy to be overcome by the hard concrete, straight lines and sharp angles at the Barbican. But look closely and it has a softer side, with plenty of water and greenery, and even some history.

St Giles Cripplegate, Barbican, London, January 2020

St Giles’ Cripplegate is one of the few remaining medieval churches in the City of London and, after surviving devastating bombing during the Blitz, it sits at the heart of the modern Barbican development. It is thought that there has been a church on this spot for one thousand years.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 20 January 2020

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