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  • 475
  • 100
    Minimum Guests
  • 125
    From Price (per person ex VAT)

Christmas in an Urban Oasis
Located in the heart of London, the Barbican stands as a testament to timeless architecture and multifaceted arts. As Europe’s premier multi-arts centre and London’s crowning conservatory jewel, the City Jungle Christmas party at The Barbican conservatory offers a Christmas experience that is both iconic and intimate.

A Hidden Tropical Paradise:
Amidst the iconic brutalist architecture of the Barbican lies the Conservatory & Garden Room, a verdant escape boasting over 2,000 tropical species and exotic fish. Whether it’s the treetop views from the Conservatory Terrace or the contemporary allure of the Garden Room, the backdrop for your festive celebration is nothing short of enchanting.

Flexible and Spacious:
Accommodating up to 300 guests in the Garden Room and expanding to 650 when combined with the Conservatory and Conservatory Terrace, this space offers unmatched flexibility for both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations.

Sample Festive Packages:
1. Festive Fun Package

  • Exclusive hire from 6pm
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited Prosecco, beer, wine, and elderflower fizz for 3 hours
  • 4 festive bowl foods
  • Christmas carvery and dessert stations
  • DJ, atmospheric theming, and lighting

2. Christmas Wrapped-up

  • Exclusive venue access from 6pm
  • Two welcome cocktails
  • Delectable three-course festive menu complemented by coffee and mince pies
  • Half bottle of wine per person
  • DJ, immersive theming, and lighting

Looking for something uniquely yours? Barbican’s team is adept at curating bespoke Christmas events tailored to your needs.

Culinary Experience:
Trust in the Barbican’s culinary masters to craft the perfect festive feast for your celebration. From elegant canapés to sit-down dinners, every bite promises to be a delight.

Additional Information:
Celebrate amidst the stars, exotic flora, and tropical ambience in our Conservatory – a venue that accommodates 100-475 guests.

Please note, minimum numbers and amplified music restrictions are in place. For more specifics, we welcome your inquiries.

As the winter chill sets in, the Barbican Centre offers a warm, lush escape, setting the stage for a Christmas celebration that will linger in memories for years to come. An unmatched venue, tailored experiences, and the promise of an unforgettable night await.



Google Reviews

835 reviews
  • Anastasia Fedorova
    Anastasia Fedorova
    4 weeks ago

    An absolutely stunning addition to what already is my most favourite spot in all of London — the glass walls of the conservatory sits beautifully on top of the legendary concrete building, and the interiors are absolutely fascinating with an impressive array of plants and art installations. It is very important to book in advance, even though it’s free, but it is absolutely worth the planning and wait. We loved it!

  • Sadek Miah
    Sadek Miah
    2 months ago

    A lovely garden to visit that on initial impressions doesn't seem all that big but once inside it's impressive the sheer scale of the various facets of the garden itself. There is the exotic cactus section that encourages no touching (for obvious reasons!), and once down below, there's an area to see large fishes at play as well as an area to relax and just take in the surrounding flora and fauna. Despite it being free, I'd recommend booking tickets to make the entry process smooth as there's a lovely afternoon to be had here and even for the kids it's highly educational. The outside area with the fountains is a good place to grab a coffee and a bite to eat so in all, a place that's definitely recommended for all.

  • Michelle Barnes
    Michelle Barnes
    a month ago

    I made a free reservation in advance for Sunday at 12pm. It is pretty humid in there as it is a greenhouse so come prepared with a layer that can be removed. Lots of pretty plants and very cool hanging sculptures

  • Laura F.
    Laura F.
    a month ago

    Such a gorgeous place and it's incredible that is free. Do book in advance to ensure you can get in. You can get icecream ( at least the day we went in) but also get a bite or drink in any of the other places in Barbican. You will find some benches to sit and relax but can also do a quick visit in 45mim.

  • Richard Paul Quinlog

    I am pleased I was able to visit this beautiful conservatory. It’s like nature has overtaken the building. Needs some TLC but it’s worth a visit if you are a plant lover! Lots of huge Monstera & Fiddle leaf fig tree. My favourite is the variegated monstera which can easily be missed. There’s pond for koi & other fishes and also turtles. The cacti room was closed on our visit but you can see some of the exotic plants thriving. Lots of seating where you can relax and ponder and immerse in nature. I feel like it needs some moist spray and atmospheric sound effects and jungle music to really make it immersive! It’s free but you have to book a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. Check out the opening times as it may vary. Enjoy!

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