This is one of the only buildings in London that can lift depression. Each concrete block in the building is hand cast and hand hammered. Certainly the best bannisters in town.
Website
barbican.org.uk
Address
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
Current city: London
Anna Ilsley is an artist based in Bow, East London.
 

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Excellent Turkish bakery. I highly recommend their £2 gözleme.
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