The Barbican has grown in popularity over the years. it’s no wonder that umpteen photos of the striking skyward-bound perpendicular Lauderdale House or the oasis like entrance to the Barbican Centre sweep across Instagram. These days, not even its lofty conservatory can claim to be a secret sanctuary in London. The last time, I visited, I questioned if there were more people than plants on show.
But the Barbican still has its secrets, in the form of pleasing perspectives for those that drift away from the crowds.